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by ICCSL
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abandon
Replies: 35
Views: 6464

Re: abandon

I think we have all lost the simplicity in this. She knows where her husband is and also that he is earning good money. Presumably this means she knows who he works for. Even if she doesn't by knowing where he is all she has to do is go into court and get a maintenance order. The court will provide ...
by ICCSL
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Another crass comment on the radio today!
Replies: 37
Views: 5671

Racism

The expression "sticks & stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me" springs to mind. The latest bits of news that have come my way about what is happening in the UK include pubs having to take down signs in one county "because they influence people to drink and drive" and around 100 Ar...
by ICCSL
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cafe...
Replies: 32
Views: 6742

Bars in Spain

They do all have to have contracts unless it is a family run business. There are special licenses and rules for this. All of them have to have a health and hygiene certificate too, whether family run or not. One thing you have to remember about any business in Spain is not to direct it totally towar...
by ICCSL
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: HELP - legal redress if sold a faulty/sub-s re-sale property
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Redress

Jool, you don't have any redress in Spain for this. An individual who builds his own home for his own use does not need to supply a 10 year guarantee. The property was a resale and unless you had something written into the contract when you purchased that the owner would be responsible for X amount ...
by ICCSL
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cafe...
Replies: 32
Views: 6742

Bars in Spain

I have had a bar in a small mountain village which has been open for 7 years now. The licence took 3.5 years to obtain. If the premises are already licensed this will be in the name of someone. If you have any problems with the bar that person will need to present. To get the license transferred int...
by ICCSL
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A different catastro / nota simple amendment question
Replies: 20
Views: 3441

Catastral

The number on the door of your house may bear no relation to the number that appears in your escritura or the Catastral. For example; on my escritura it states that I own number 6, on my door the number is 4. In the catastral the number is also 4. However the original number on the door was 6 when I...
by ICCSL
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Death In Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Death in Spain

Many insurance companies offer a policy for this and very little cost per year. I took one out because both my daughters live in the UK and I can think of nothing worse than them having to deal with this, especially when they speak very little Spanish. Many Spaniards also have these policies because...
by ICCSL
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: Smoking

Read this on "typicallyspanish.com" this morning: The Junta de Andalucía has announced it is considering a new tightening of the anti-smoking restrictions and says that smoking should be banned in all shops and premises less than 100 square metres. If this is the case then there will be no smoking ...
by ICCSL
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: UK emigration
Replies: 117
Views: 32594

Care for Elderly

I think that, with all its faults, the UK is a better place to be for elderly British people with no family support in Spain. Yes, you hear horror stories of grim care homes in Britain and so on, but as an older, but still reasonably fit, person I would certainly wish to move back to the UK before ...
by ICCSL
Fri May 30, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Selling Your House in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 2627

Houses

Trying to get Spanish owners to clean out all the rubbish from a house is like extracting teeth. Sometimes I have had to doctor pictures of Brit houses to remove the general untidiness of the houses and just have to hope that when they have viewings they will take on board that it is best to clean u...
by ICCSL
Mon May 26, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: NIE Granada
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Granada

You need to take with you your Padron certificate , two photos and your passport. If you do not currently reside in Spain you will need to take either a private purchase contract for any house you intend to buy or a lease for a house you intend to rent, in place of the Padron certificate. They will ...
by ICCSL
Mon May 26, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Working in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Contracts

If your husband has a written contract then you will find reference to this in it. If you don't it means that the employer is breaking the law. If your husband works on a national holiday he should be paid a higher rate than normal. It used to be obligatory that employees were paid double for August...
by ICCSL
Sun May 25, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas Regulations
Replies: 27
Views: 6249

Apartment Blocks

Well I guess this is yet another area where interpretation of the rules is different from one area to the next. No one around us can have gas bottles apart from on the ground floor. No idea about apartment blocks but I think this is something I am going to look into next week.
by ICCSL
Sun May 25, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas Regulations
Replies: 27
Views: 6249

Plenty of townhouses have bottles on the first floor as that's where a lot of the kitchens are situated. We needed to build a brick ventilated barrier between cooker and bottle when we had our townhouse to meet regs., not being on the ground floor was not an issue. Kenny When was this Kenny? In our...
by ICCSL
Sat May 24, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas Regulations
Replies: 27
Views: 6249

Gas inspections

The same thing happened to me, as happened to Alan, around 6 years ago. I had paid for the maintenance contract and just as I did my partner walked through the door. He went absolutely ballistic and did call the police. The police arrived and basically confirmed that the man really was from Repsol, ...
by ICCSL
Sat May 24, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dog Owners Beware!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4198

does anyone know if these things can be harmful to humans?? probably not adults but small children?? Here are some useful links:- http://www.practicalspain.com/spanish-reptiles.htm http://www.edgeofexistence.org/amphibians/species_info.php?id=601 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwife_toad Sorry abou...
by ICCSL
Sat May 24, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Building permssion for Shed/extention
Replies: 29
Views: 4700

Many Spaniards, though not all, are in total denial of what is happening in the real world. They just do not want to believe that their country is on the verge of self-destruction. I agree. However, what is very hard to get across to them is that the people who have these illegal houses did not kno...
by ICCSL
Sat May 24, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Building permssion for Shed/extention
Replies: 29
Views: 4700

Tina, you make a point that Spanish laws are meant to be broken. Isn't this why many British have been left with illegal homes as they were told to do it the spanish way? I do think some Ayuntamientos move the goalposts when dealing with foreigners. I am not suggesting that you go out and a build a...
by ICCSL
Fri May 23, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Building permssion for Shed/extention
Replies: 29
Views: 4700

Shed/Extension

I have to say that some of us are more conversant with the law than others on this forum but I agree totally that despite knowing the law, the practice of it can be quite a different thing. My Spanish partner has told me many times that you cannot beat the system so therefore you have to join it. My...
by ICCSL
Thu May 22, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Building permssion for Shed/extention
Replies: 29
Views: 4700

Shed

I agree with Beachcomber but this can take some time. Is the house new or old? If this is just a shed you could try getting this placed in a new escritura at the time of purchase. Often a notary will allow it and if you have purchased a house which in your new escritura states that it has a shed, yo...