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by ian.wilson
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Betting shops?
Replies: 5
Views: 5574

Re: Betting shops?

I`m sure Gibraltar has a few betting shops!
by ian.wilson
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Betting shops?
Replies: 5
Views: 5574

Re: Betting shops?

No, there a no betting shops in Spain, they are illigal. They started opening up and the Government shut them down, The Guardia Civil went in and cut the cables off the TV`s and closed them down immediatley. All gambling in Spain (even bingo) has to be liscensed by the Government.
by ian.wilson
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can't find it
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: Can't find it

Yes you can do a denuncia online, her`s the link. It works as well but you do have to go and sign and pick it up 72 hours after you have completed it.
http://www.policia.es/denunweb/denuncia ... ovincia=29
by ian.wilson
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Paro (Spanish Unemployment Benefit)
Replies: 6
Views: 3572

Re: Paro (Spanish Unemployment Benefit)

It`s been changed to 60% for a max of 2 years and a max of €1000 per month dependent on salery and time served. You get 50% of time served.
by ian.wilson
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renewing non resident NIE help please
Replies: 25
Views: 3965

Re: Renewing non resident NIE help please

A client applied for his NIE in Marbella about 6 weeks ago, when it arrived it stated on the bottom that it was only valid for three months from date of issue. It also stated that If they were required to produce it after that date that have to go the Policia Nacional and get a newly dated copy. I w...
by ian.wilson
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air Con control problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1616

Re: Air Con control problem

Try this new technology , now being used on the Costa del Sol.

http://www.ecokey.es

By the way it´s nothing to do with me, i just know real estate companies have started advising owners of rental properties to use it to bring down their electricity bills.

Looks good.

Regards
Ian
by ian.wilson
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Claiming Unemployment Benefit
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

Re: Claiming Unemployment Benefit

The union ofdices have nothing to do with the Oficina de Empleo, they are staffed by normal Spanish workers who have trained in work law off there own back, every company with over 50 members of staff have to have a union by law in Spain. They have many different names, the one I used in Marbella is...
by ian.wilson
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain
Replies: 119
Views: 8891

Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

I arrived here in 1979 as a12 year old child, just about everything has changed since then, but then it took us three days to drive from Santander to Marbella, so Motorways have made a huge change, 11 hour drive today. OH! by the way when I left school 1983, they were talking about bringing the trai...
by ian.wilson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Claiming Unemployment Benefit
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

Re: Claiming Unemployment Benefit

There are various union offices in most towns along the Costa del Sol, even if you are not a member they know most of it inside out and will help for free. My daughter gor offered a job on false pretences whilst she was claiming benefit (they said it was €800 a month and it was actually €500 a month...
by ian.wilson
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: The San Pedro tunnell / bypass.
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: The San Pedro tunnell / bypass.

Set off this morning from my house at the top end of Nueva Andalucia at 09:10, drove to Estepona town centre to drop somebody off. I was back in the office in Puerto Banus at 09:45 (I wasn´t speeding either, much better than before. I´m happy using the tunnel, think it´s ten time better than before....
by ian.wilson
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: villas for sale direct from owners
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: villas for sale direct from owners

Some agents actually charge a finders fee for locating speciific property for buyers and people pay.
by ian.wilson
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Have they built them yet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4445

Re: Have they built them yet?

1. They were talking about the trainline when I was in school in San Pedro in 1980, still not happened.

2. Disney in Spain is a complete myth, Disney have denied any knowledge of doing anything in Spain.

3. The tunnel in San Pedro is happenig but Spanish style will be finished mañana.

Regards
Ian
by ian.wilson
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Meter??
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Electricity Meter??

Yes electricity meters can be owned by an individual home owner in Spain, however if you own the meter you will not be charged the standard rental fee. If you do own it then repairs and maintenance are at your own cost. I only know as my neighbour bought his own meter which had to have it installed ...
by ian.wilson
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whats happened to GatewaytoAndalucia in Casabermeja
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: Whats happened to GatewaytoAndalucia in Casabermeja

Gateway To Andalucia
Camino de Colmena nº12
29160 Casabermeja (Málaga)
Tel: 952 75 85 15

Hope that helps :o)
by ian.wilson
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: 4 bed villa wanted for very long term let
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

Re: 4 bed villa wanted for very long term let

The majoruty of rental contracts (long term) in Spain are for 11 months only, very few people will give youy longer. THe is good chance at the end of it they will renew for another 11 months, that is just the way it seems to be here. Good luck :o)
by ian.wilson
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Health & Safety & the Spanish prostitiute.......
Replies: 5
Views: 2633

Re: Health & Safety & the Spanish prostitiute.......

Don´t wear your flourescent jacket if your car breaks down in Cataluña.

I can picture it now, stood by the side of the road with your bright yellow jackets on.

People driving past shouting ¿Cuanto Cuesta?

Merry Christmas
Ian
by ian.wilson
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BRINGING MONEY OVER FROM uk
Replies: 18
Views: 2325

Re: BRINGING MONEY OVER FROM uk

Hi Patricia,

I work for a real estate company and nearly all of clients are happy with the service and rate you get at Moneycorp.

Regards
Ian
by ian.wilson
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish Government has reduced VAT
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Spanish Government has reduced VAT

The Spanish Government has reduced the Value Added Tax on the purchase of all new Spanish property from 8% down to 4% for the next four months until 31st December 2011. Government Spokesman and Minister of Development, José Blanco, announced that the Spanish Government has decided to reduce VAT from...
by ian.wilson
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria Question
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria Question

From my experieince it´s normally about 2 years before any action is taken on your tarjeta sanataria ie. stopping your card from working so you have to go into a main ambulotorio and see the staff before you can see a doctor in person. They can then activate the card anyway (even with non-payment of...
by ian.wilson
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 100% mortgage
Replies: 53
Views: 10316

Re: 100% mortgage

You can get up to 109% mortgages in Spain at the moment but you must prove that you can pay the repyments, so lots of paperwork to provide. You can get a 100% mortgage with the first 24 months as interest only, some of our clients are using this option. On a brand new never lived in bank repossessio...