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by Wicksey
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Locksmith

We have used Paul Rogers who is based in Competa. Tel 664367511
by Wicksey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transferring house sale money to UK
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Transferring house sale money to UK

What about one of the money transfer companies that have been recommended on here in the past, or is that too risky with a large sum? They would hold it and then transfer it to the new UK bank once opened. When I have used them in the past they held the money then kept me up to date with the exchang...
by Wicksey
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Torrox pueblo property
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Torrox pueblo property

The underground carpark (under the new plaza where the market is held next to the Police station) is shut now. Having said that, last time we looked one entrance was not closed off and people were still parking in there, but it is not officially open. The main big carpark is where the olive press is...
by Wicksey
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Torrox pueblo property
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Torrox pueblo property

Is it a new development? The triangle of land between those 3 roads is a river valley, although it may be the very southern edge of the pueblo if it's actually just off the MA102. As costakid says, it's not really near anywhere and not particularly attractive.
by Wicksey
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retaining residency while outside of spain
Replies: 21
Views: 9925

Re: Retaining residency while outside of spain

Yes, that all seems too easy doesn't it! Mind you I'd still be liable for UK CGT I think as it would have to be my main home for more than a few months to avoid it, but then the allowances there are more generous. For the moment it's not a problem I have but it will arise at some point in the future.
by Wicksey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing to Spanish driving licence
Replies: 41
Views: 8578

Re: Changing to Spanish driving licence

Wicksey " must be one of the first people to return their UK tax returns". Surely as a resident you will be submitting Spanish tax returns rather than UK? We do both but I do the UK ones myself and send them back almost immediately. As non resident landlords we do have to complete a UK on...
by Wicksey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing to Spanish driving licence
Replies: 41
Views: 8578

Re: Changing to Spanish driving licence

I realise that now. Our old gestoria used to be really cheap and it was worth her arranging residencia and so on as she would send someone to do all the queuing at the police station, and we'd turn up and go straight in! I always thought that Trafico sounded a bit scary, but it was all OK in the end.
by Wicksey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing to Spanish driving licence
Replies: 41
Views: 8578

Re: Changing to Spanish driving licence

:clap: :clap: Yay ..... both cards arrived today ..... :thumbup: :thumbup: Slight difference in cost, 24€ for mine I did myself that took 6 weeks (including Christmas, New Year and 3 Kings' holidays) and 133€ to the gestoria that took 7 months :twisted:
by Wicksey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: TIE card

The CAB newsletter was sent last Thursday 30 Jan and there is an additional bit about the card: United kingdom nationals (UKNS) and their non-EU family members who are legally residing in Spain before the end of the transition period of December 31, 2020 should maintain the right to reside and work ...
by Wicksey
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: TIE card

The CAB's advice on the driving licence is: Residents who are in possession of a UK driving licence can change these for a Spanish permit up till the end of the transition period. Those who have been resident for two years should exchange the permits as soon as possible. although I do not understand...
by Wicksey
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 859

TIE card

Received this from the Spanish CAB: The Spanish government advises that “All British nationals and their family members will be well advised to have a TIE format document, as they may benefit from a TIE format document that explicitly states that they are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement”. ...
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 70
Views: 16656

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

PoR it's the 'properly installed' bit I wonder about!
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 70
Views: 16656

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

Never had a problem with pozo negros, certainly no smell, whereas we always know when our neighbours are here from the smell wafting up from their plastic septic tank. I think it would take a long time for anything going into our pozo to end up in the water table and there is an outlet pipe we think...
by Wicksey
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 70
Views: 16656

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

dxf wrote:Hola
so a 4 man year tank used by two people in a household will require emptying every two years
Davexf


I'm so glad I still have my pozo negro. Never a problem with that and no emptying involved :thumbup:
by Wicksey
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 70
Views: 16656

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

I've had a variety of different types of septic tanks in the UK, France and here. As I understand it, they shouldn't need emptying regularly as they break down the solids with the bacteria that's within the tank and the clearer water after filtration then seeps out. In France you had to have a huge ...
by Wicksey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Crockpot
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Crockpot

That's why I have a gas oven, very cheap to have on for hours - a tank last me 3 months. I do prefer to slow roast a leg of lamb in that rather than the slow cooker .... also not sure I can fit a leg into it :?
by Wicksey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Hire Malaga Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Car Hire Malaga Airport

I always get my own excess insurance policy (I use https://www.icarhireinsurance.com/ ) and never take the car hire company's one which is far more expensive. You'll still the excess deposit blocked on your credit card but it cuts down the extra cost and gives me peace of mind. A friend has been rip...
by Wicksey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Crockpot
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Crockpot

I have seen slow cookers here, Aldi had one, so they are creeping in. Mine is from the UK via Amazon. I ended up with it by accident as my friend clicked twice and ordered two :eh: It's got a removable metal interior casserole dish (not so useful if you have an induction hob like my friend does as t...
by Wicksey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Empadronamiento
Replies: 24
Views: 1776

Re: Empadronamiento

So a total bill of 1053€ a year. The post was about the cost of "house tax" in Spain compared with the UK. How much would an equivalent house be in the UK.? Cheers Gerry I think council tax for our tiny 2 up 2 down Victorian house in Essex would be about 1350 pounds a year now. The floor ...
by Wicksey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Empadronamiento
Replies: 24
Views: 1776

Re: Empadronamiento

I'm not aware that one is available in Torrox, it's not something I have heard of. My IBI is less than 200€ so not a huge amount so, like Gerry, I am not too concerned. Ours has never risen very much. Our first house here that eventually got onto the catastro in the early 2000s was a similar size an...

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