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by Miro
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: House sale proceeds

There is a problem with having the funds transferred to the seller's account rather than by means of a banker's draft in that a transfer could be cancelled by the party that transferred the funds once the seller had signed over the property.... The only safe way to receive the funds by bank transfe...
by Miro
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: House sale payment to Bank (Sabadell)
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: House sale payment to Bank (Sabadell)

How is the money being transferred to Sabadell? Be careful you don't get charged for depositing funds.
And be careful to get any charges confirmed in writing - in my experience the staff in Sabadell don't always know what they're talking about!
by Miro
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 2523

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

Amazon users may not be aware of the fact that your Amazon account is useable at any Amazon site worldwide (subject to postage and customs restrictions). ...and on that point about customs, anyone who regularly orders stuff from amazon.co.uk for shipment to Spain (or vice versa of course) might be ...
by Miro
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 2523

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

Boots have a box of masks online, quite a small box 50 masks for £35 :shock: I wouldn't be buying them if a tenner. Odd thing about masks. Can't say I like wearing one, but it's certainly far from the "monstrous imposition" some suggest, and will happily comply from next week. I'd far rather wear a...
by Miro
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 2523

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

One thing I noticed during lockdown was so-called price gouging by third party sellers on Amazon. With non-essential shops closed, and checking competitors' prices very easy online, it was perhaps a glimpse of another downside to the inevitable death of the "high street". I wanted a new garden hose:...
by Miro
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax residency certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Tax residency certificate

Pay a gestor to get it for you. Or, to avoid unnecessary expense, go to your nearest tax office and request one in person. Although they may not be open to the public due to CV19 Or do it online here https://www.agenciatributaria.gob.es/AEAT.sede/procedimientoini/G305.shtml You may need a digital ce...
by Miro
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: EHIC renewal
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: EHIC renewal

Hi Miro, I would like a clarification on your point about your Spanish friend. So would I! I don't know, and I'm not sure anybody does. I was basing my suggestion on what FAL said (that the UK will continue to issue EHICs for some) and others' continued assertion that EU citizens' rights are protec...
by Miro
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: EHIC renewal
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: EHIC renewal

I understand that for many, the EHIC has limited value. I also know that for others, as POR points out, travel insurance can become prohibitively expensive and exclude any pre-existing conditions (the ones you're most likely to need help with). To me it's a bizarre situation because my Spanish frien...
by Miro
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: EHIC renewal
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: EHIC renewal

Thanks for not answering my question Sid. So, until and unless we hear that the UK will definitely continue to participate fully in the EHIC scheme, from what you're saying FAL, my understanding is that the UK will issue EHICs to UK pensioners already resident in the EU and receiving their healthcar...
by Miro
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: EHIC renewal
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: EHIC renewal

In the eventuality that the UK decides not to be part of the EHIC scheme after the end of the year, will UK pensioners currently resident in Spain be able to get one from the Spanish SS? Their rights as EU citizens are supposed to protected, but I'm not sure how this will work. And also, what about ...
by Miro
Tue May 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71159

Re: Coronavirus

That's why increasingly "excess deaths" (over the same period for previous years' average) are being reported by various media. Current figures appearing for UK are around 55-60,000. Not sure if there's an official source for this figure; also, any comparison to other countries' excess death figures...
by Miro
Tue May 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Leaving spain
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Leaving spain

I think (just my opinion, don't quote me!) that if you want to ensure that you can safely avoid submitting a tax return for 2020, all you need to do is declare yourself (and your wife) to be tax resident in the UK by June 30th, i.e. by notifying HMRC of your UK address. The authorities are probably ...
by Miro
Mon May 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 48
Views: 5153

Re: Forum software update

Glad to see the issues on Chrome OS appear to have been resolved. Just wondering why I'm back to not receiving e-mail notifications for threads I'm subscribed to. Had this problem before & changed from my Hotmail account to Gmail, which resolved it, but now Gmail isn't getting them either (and yes, ...
by Miro
Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71159

Re: Coronavirus

I always find people using two hands to eat with chopsticks slightly irritating as well :wink:
by Miro
Thu May 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 48
Views: 5153

Re: Forum software update

Good to know it's not just me then!
by Miro
Thu May 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 48
Views: 5153

Re: Forum software update

No problems using the site on PC or mobile phone (Android/Chrome), but on Chromebook it's a bit of a mess. Anybody else using Chrome OS having problems / been able to test it? Two main problems: all the topics in the index are covered with little A.com logos; all the drop down menus are open and hav...
by Miro
Sat May 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71159

Re: Coronavirus

Better than drinking or injecting it :?
by Miro
Sat May 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71159

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
You can reorganise the columns to show in order of deaths/tests/cases per million of population. Whichever way you look at it, the situation in both Spain and the UK is pretty devastating & tragic
by Miro
Sat May 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71159

Re: Coronavirus

I'm finding all the discussion about who/what/where you are allowed out very interesting. From what I gather here and from talking to friends/former neighbours in Torremolinos, the lockdown in Spain has been far stricter than here in the UK. I live in a town of roughly the same size as Torremolinos ...
by Miro
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1984
Views: 71159

Re: Coronavirus

Mr O´Leary has a slightly different take on things, as usual: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0416/1130817-oleary-on-ryanair-plans/ He also makes fairly good points re: social distancing. https://onemileatatime.com/ryanair-ceo-social-distancing/ TBH, leaving the middle seat empty isn't going t...