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by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Apartment Rental Charge
Replies: 29
Views: 12670

I'm not going to get into the old landlord/tenant argument because one's point of view depends entirely upon which side of the fence one sits. I think it's quite clear what I mean and I don't intend to spell it out in words of one syllable but suffice it to say that I would never, ever, even conside...
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SELLING HOUSE PRIVATELY
Replies: 20
Views: 12806

As it is usual for the purchaser to pay the notary's fees it will probably be one of his choice. Unless you are able to demonstrate to the notary a good working knowledge of the Spanish language you will need to employ a translator. Unless you are residents with certificates of fiscal domicile there...
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Telefonica
Replies: 4
Views: 5981

Just to confirm Pathfinder's information. For an extra €0,30 (that's thirty centimos) per month on my ADSL quota I get ALL metropolitan, provincial and national calls free. I didn't even have to threaten them with going to another provider. If you don't have ADSL just a normal telephone line you can...
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Apartment Rental Charge
Replies: 29
Views: 12670

I intend no disrespect to Daveyboy who is probably quite right in what he says but, rightly or wrongly, it is situations like this that make people think twice about renting out their property on a long-term basis.
by Beachcomber
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Iberbanda
Replies: 49
Views: 16806

My apologies, this is the model I meant to give the link to. The F250M is for private branch exchanges. The F251M is slightly more expensive than the F221M and both claim to allow internet access.
by Beachcomber
Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Iberbanda
Replies: 49
Views: 16806

This is the model I am talking about and this site gives more comprehensive specifications. Internet dial-up connection is possible but it is very hit and miss and very slow. There is also this model which has a higher specification and costs a little more. Bear in mind that these are UK web sites ...
by Beachcomber
Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Iberbanda
Replies: 49
Views: 16806

And the cellular terminal certainly appears to be the one I described.

The one used by Telefónica is made by Ericsson but there are other manufacturers.

They cost about €400 which is why it is difficult to persuade Telefónica to install one.
by Beachcomber
Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Iberbanda
Replies: 49
Views: 16806

I downloaded an e-book from get Spain info and they suggested burnside telecom . com. It's a fixed cellular terminal that provides phone, sms text,email & internet access at any location within GSM / GPRS mobile networks. Using a moviestar sim gives GSM telephony and GPRS data. Apparently you can w...
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: rhd car
Replies: 32
Views: 16557

Both of mine are original Spanish vehicles, not imports. The one purchased, and originally registered, in Madrid (the furgoneta/mixta) has four seats and the one in Málaga has five.

Over to you.
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: rhd car
Replies: 32
Views: 16557

Normal 4x4s are registered as tourismos and treated exactly the same as any other car.Sid I have two 4x4s. One was registered in Madrid as a Furgoneta/Mixta and is considered to be a commercial vehicle and the other was registered in Málaga as a Turismo. I had no control over how they were register...
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: can anyone recommend a good accountant?
Replies: 2
Views: 4415

You will presumably need one that is fairly local to you so you will need to give a rough idea of your location.
by Beachcomber
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: POT Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 8628

Re: POT plan

Isn't it true that after 4 years you can apply to the town hall for the property to be recognised, because its been there for that period of time? This can sometimes be achieved by means of a certificate of antiquity but the procedure has been tightened up considerably over the past year or so. The...
by Beachcomber
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LEGALISED TRANSLATION OF WILL IN UK
Replies: 4
Views: 4606

I always use DePinna for this kind of thing. They know exactly what to do to ensure that the resultant document is acceptable to the Spanish authourities.
by Beachcomber
Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC ITV Free sat
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

Thinking about this logically, the idea is that BBC and ITV will be available free to air on ANY digital satellite receiver which generally do not even have a modem fitted so connecting it to the telephone line would be impossible. If someone is suggesting this on another forum I would guess that th...
by Beachcomber
Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC ITV Free sat
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

There is a huge thread about this on a technical forum which can be found here

I haven't read all of it but I have seen no mention of having to be connected to a telephone line to be able to receive these channels.
by Beachcomber
Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: blood test at private clinic
Replies: 2
Views: 4520

If you go to the Sanitas web site there is a search facility for all medical services including Análisis Clínicas There are several in Málaga and one for Antequera here: Sr. VIDAL HIDALGO, CÁNDIDO, Alameda 3 Bajo, 29200, ANTEQUERA Tel: 952 842 473. Although this service is intended for people who ha...
by Beachcomber
Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: land
Replies: 10
Views: 9718

Nige, I am pretty certain that you need, at least, the finca registral. Although the Sigpac program will identify the plot, identification of the owner cannot be done from the poligono and parcela number alone. Unfortunately the fincas registrales are not in numerical order so even if you know the d...
by Beachcomber
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Swimming Pool Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 10000

Firstly, take a look at this web site then ask again if there is anything you do not understand. If the pool is cloudy it is probably lacking chlorine or sufficient filtration. Depending on its size it needs a shock dose of chlorine to get it going and the pH will need to be adjusted probably with p...
by Beachcomber
Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DIGIBOX DSB-780-FTA
Replies: 15
Views: 12005

There are ongoing discussions between ITV and Sky about payment for encryption and this may result in ITV going free to air as well but nothing has been decided at this stage. Yes, I know, quoting from one of my own posts is sad but BBC and ITV have announced that they are to set up their own Frees...
by Beachcomber
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: residencia and tax
Replies: 18
Views: 8246

The difference in these rates is not based on nationality it is based on fiscal domicile. In other words, a non-resident Spaniard is in exactly the same position as a non-resident foreigner and he also has to pay renta and patrimonio, with no allowances, on any property he owns in Spain in exactly t...