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by fincalospinos
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying from Gibralta
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Flying from Gibralta

Thanks, I thought that this may be the case.
by fincalospinos
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying from Gibralta
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Flying from Gibralta

Does anyone know if you need to self quarantine if flying back to the UK from Gibralta ?
by fincalospinos
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Applying for UK Pension in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Applying for UK Pension in Spain

I have been resident for over 20 years and applied for my uk pension first, followed by my Spanish pension. No problem at all.
by fincalospinos
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Applying for UK Pension in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Applying for UK Pension in Spain

My understanding is that I have to go to the INSS because I am here and have worked a bit here as well as my 35 years in UK. The form above does not seem to be the right one to apply from here, I do not think I used this form to apply for my UK pension, 35 qualifying years, and then when it had bee...
by fincalospinos
Thu May 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 62
Views: 4027

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

It is an appointment, but you do need to confirm it and a reference number is issued.
by fincalospinos
Thu May 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 62
Views: 4027

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

Just out of interest, I had an ITV appointment at Algarrobo on 24th April which was cancelled. On the original email confirming this appointment, there was an instruction to go to the following web address to change the appointment http://lajunta.es ******* ( the ***** was a unique reference to my v...
by fincalospinos
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Gaviscon advance
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: Gaviscon advance

Almax works just as well and is far cheaper.
by fincalospinos
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1865
Views: 51199

Re: Coronavirus

I used to cough to disguise a *beep*, now its the other way around :shock: :shock:
by fincalospinos
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1865
Views: 51199

Re: Coronavirus

The Board has approved a general measure to maximise restricted movement by citizens. Citizens are only allowed to leave their homes, individually (unless accompanying a disabled person or for another justified reason), in the following situations, both on foot and by car: to buy food or other prima...
by fincalospinos
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Driving with the dog
Replies: 7
Views: 7066

Re: Driving with the dog

There is a pet friendly Novotel at Biarritz, right on the beach, ideal for walking the dogs.
by fincalospinos
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water accion available?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Water accion available?

[*As I understood it the Patamalara system is supposed to be for farmers and not meant for houses. It is not treated drinking water and meant for irrigation. Paco the water man used to be really rude to a friend if he complained there were problems with the supply to his house.] .Wicksey you are cor...
by fincalospinos
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water accion available?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Water accion available?

[*Sorry thats totally lost me? Whats a water accion?] It is a share of a water supply situated on the hill by Pavo Real bar on Competa/Torrox road. It is owned and administered by Patamalara, a company based in Torrox Pueblo. When we bought our first house in the area, 1 "Accion" entitled you to 70,...
by fincalospinos
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 44
Views: 4499

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

Look at Cajamar "Wefferent" account, no charges providing you do online transactions or at an ATM. The only time they charge is if you need them to carry out a transaction from the counter within the bank.
by fincalospinos
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Locksmith

HI

Felipe who has the metalwork workshop and estate agency Rincon de Competa. He is almost opposite the olive mill in Av de Torrox.
by fincalospinos
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: DELPASO Car Hire – A cautionary tale.
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: DELPASO Car Hire – A cautionary tale.

I may be causing a stir here, but if you are hiring a car for the daily cost of a bottle of wine, it stands to reason that the hire companies have to make up the deficit from somewhere. I always look at the overall cost of hiring, including the full insurance cover, and have never experienced any pr...
by fincalospinos
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Torrox pueblo property
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Torrox pueblo property

costakid wrote:Ok if you want to be in no mans land. You will need a car for sure.
Not necessarily, this area is on a good bus route.
by fincalospinos
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Communal Wifi in apartment block
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Communal Wifi in apartment block

What normaly happens with an apartment block is that one or more providers fit Fibre optic boxes into the block, usualy in a communal area where telecoms or electric meters are housed. It is then up to the individual apartment owner to arrange to have the fibre optic wired into their apartment. Fibr...
by fincalospinos
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Deposito water pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Deposito water pressure?

I am not sure where your water comes from in Canillas, but I do know that further along the Maroma ridge in Canillas de Albaida and Competa, the water does have a high Cal content. When I lived there it was a constant problem of water pipes, boilers and taps and toilet flushing units becoming clogge...
by fincalospinos
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: CGT Relief
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: CGT Relief

Thanks Beachcomber.