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by samizdat
Sat May 15, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sleep Deprivation
Replies: 37
Views: 2606

Re: Sleep Deprivation

two completely incompatible cultures!! We just had spanish neighbours renting on our Urb. It starts with the teenage children coming home in the early hours of the morning, car stereos on full belt, doors slamming,then followed by the mother and young children running around screaming at each other ...
by samizdat
Fri May 14, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Sale lawyers fees
Replies: 64
Views: 4060

Re: Property Sale lawyers fees

"its based on the castral value as decided by the TOWN HALL at the time of sale.!!" what is "it" ??the retention? I think we are confusing the 3% retencion (from the seller) with the ITP that the buyer pays sorry was replying to a previous post about this issue . But it didnt quote the original pos...
by samizdat
Thu May 13, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Sale lawyers fees
Replies: 64
Views: 4060

Re: Property Sale lawyers fees

hilly :clap:

ran out of cute rockers in Granada to terrorise on my motorbike...

oh hang on - that was you :shh:

Sold up in Granada (hurrah a buyer) and now back in Uk as its crap on coast - La Zagaleta beautiful but a construction site full of land slips ... :sick:
by samizdat
Thu May 13, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Sale lawyers fees
Replies: 64
Views: 4060

Re: Property Sale lawyers fees

its based on the castral value as decided by the TOWN HALL at the time of sale.!! So if you sell a house for 400,000E but the town hall thinks its worth 500,000E at the time of the sale they will levy an additional tax which I think is 7% of the 100,000 difference. They dont care if you have been pa...
by samizdat
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??
Replies: 28
Views: 3079

Re: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??

Used Gibraltar quite a bit when we lived in Nueva Andalucía. Journey time can be less than from Málaga Airport and there is never a big queue at check out. Both Easyjet and BA have flights, maybe Monarch too? Don't forget to pick up your £3 litre of whisky before crossing the border :D Strangely it...
by samizdat
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??
Replies: 28
Views: 3079

Re: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??

thanks for reply - which agency did you use at La linea? Spanish boy - you're wrong - I just want to be in and out quickly without having to get stuck in unpredictable long queues which was why Granada was fantastic. Malaga is turning into a Gatwick type experience, last week the car hire queue with...
by samizdat
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??
Replies: 28
Views: 3079

Re: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??

thanks but not a smoker - just trying to avoid wasting hours in queues at Malaga. Now I hear there is normally a 1-2 hour queue to pick up your rental car in the new terminal.... and its not even a bank holiday :thumbdown: I really miss Granada and the Monarch flights from Gatwick :twisted....: it j...
by samizdat
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltar verus Malaga airport??
Replies: 28
Views: 3079

gibraltar verus Malaga airport??

hello, just flew back to Gatwick on Easyjet - well thats probably first and last time I use Malaga. Huge traffic queues to get into airport - long walk to find the terminal (2) then most ridiculous walk over 5 mins from check in to security. You walk the entire length of the new terminal to get to 5...
by samizdat
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Do any UK airlines now fly to Granada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2424

Re: Do any UK airlines now fly to Granada?

you need to be a bit careful with the change at Madrid airport. We've done it before BA/Iberia in to Madrid and Spanair (I think) out to granada. Iberia goes into the huge new Terminal 4 and spanair was in some other terminal - by the time we had figured out where to go and how to get there we had m...
by samizdat
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Naughty Tenant
Replies: 9
Views: 3049

I got shafted in exactly the same way - my "friend" left me with several months of utility bills. Don't worry about it, tell the companies and the solicitor who will start writing letters - that she was a tenant and has done a runner. It happens all the time on the coast. It doesn't seem to affect y...
by samizdat
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Ch5 "Build a New Life in the Country" 21/06
Replies: 17
Views: 7649

well we missed you, maybe you should have turned up on a Harley with the PVC jumpsuit rather than the hard hat and donkey jacket :lol: Much better TV! I actually went to see that property 4 or 5 years ago, I'm glad I walked away once we saw the amount of work! It looks fab after they spent nearly a ...
by samizdat
Wed May 30, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: granada bricolage
Replies: 7
Views: 3185

its on the ringroad, direction Motril.
by samizdat
Fri May 18, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Flamenco lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 3102

you can go to school in Granada at "carmen de las Cuevas"
by samizdat
Tue May 15, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Help desperately needed please
Replies: 42
Views: 8995

I would say 90% of FTSE 100 companies operate a phone based sales operation of some sort, are these not professional?. What constitutes a real job is su `i think you might be loosing plot a bit here. FTSE companies would be working in ENGLAND. Spanish companies would be canvassing in Spain IN SPANI...
by samizdat
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Goldcar Europa
Replies: 34
Views: 15835

I've never used europa goldstar at Malaga, but after nonsense at Granada on 2 occasions, (carjet had no availability with anyone else) last time they refused to do full/full and charged me 30 E for "the safety kit" actually one red triangle and NO jacket - so pointless :twisted: absolutly crap servi...
by samizdat
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Granada Tax Office v Gestoria
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

As its in Granada I woundn't venture down there unless you are a fluent spanish speaker and know what you want. Have tried twice both times with a native speaker (but not from Granada) and failed miserably I paid a local to go down and do it and wait in all the queues, and get the stamps. and go to ...
by samizdat
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Semana Santa - Granada
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

Amazing what a turn of speed can be put on when they have to, isn't it? Just goes to show how long they spin it out for normally! Wink luckily we where on a balcony, the amount of swaying from 30 boys carrying the weight of a large BMW at trotting speed - I 'M amazing no-one got squashed. It might ...
by samizdat
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Semana Santa - Granada
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

dear olive farmer


Bad weather again today - so more cancellations, I have to say the ones which did go did the 3 hours route in about 20 minutes!

The 4.00 ones went but the 7.00 was cancelled.

I dont know if you can call the tourist office to check before setting off?
by samizdat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Semana Santa - Granada
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

update on semana santa


CANCELLED unfortunately due to the rain, they have cancelled todays processions, tommorrow is undecided due to the forecast of more rain :cry:
by samizdat
Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bid to Make the Alhambra One of the New Wonders of the World
Replies: 15
Views: 6160

couldnt be much higher around the Alhambra and Albayzin! I imagine there will be a substantial amount of the usual Spanish Chaos trying to conduct proceeding in getting the human chain joined up :lol: