Search found 982 matches

by scotty
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 182591

Re: Malaga car hire.

It really comes down to paying peanuts and getting monkeys. Helle Hollis are not cheap, but their cars are all great. . . . they don't mess you around and if you have a problem during the rental they will sort it out. Yet we all (me included) rent from "others" and then complain when we pay €10 a we...
by scotty
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: catalan
Replies: 164
Views: 24232

Re: catalan

So could there be civil unrest ?
by scotty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Small Tear on MotorBike Seat
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Small Tear on MotorBike Seat

Try ebay for a replacement cover. Lots available and easy to fit.
by scotty
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

Re: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .

Thanks Country Boy, appreciate you comment. My friend wont get over it but will learn to live with it.
by scotty
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

Re: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .

Update . . . . . . During this thread my best friends son committed suicide. We couldn't focus on Spain and told the agent we would not sell at the time. He wasn't happy at all. I was in sales for thirty years and had experience of customers changing their mind, what it showed me was that he (estate...
by scotty
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: A meal in Puerto Banus
Replies: 25
Views: 31117

Re: A meal in Puerto Banus

Food was fine there in March . . . . . . . :wink:
by scotty
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

Re: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .

With no deposit you can back out with out losing any money, once you accept there deposit you have to return the deposit plus the same. If they back out after leaving the deposit you keep there money. One thing I will say if you back out you may regret that decision if you decide to sell in a few m...
by scotty
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

Re: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .

With no deposit you can back out with out losing any money, once you accept there deposit you have to return the deposit plus the same. If they back out after leaving the deposit you keep there money. One thing I will say if you back out you may regret that decision if you decide to sell in a few m...
by scotty
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

Re: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .

I can message you the name if you want but they are local to San Pedro de Alcantara. The buyers are from UK. My agent put it on a real estate aggregator web site so it comes up on all estate agents sites, the buyers had wanted to buy in another area but fell in love with mine. Our issue is a strange...
by scotty
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: So I put my property on the market . . . . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

So I put my property on the market . . . . . .

And within ten days I have had an offer of the full asking price. We have been surprised by the speed of the offer and really didn't expect it to sell so quickly. Now we have an estate agent chasing us to sign the deposit form so he can take the deposit from the buyer. We now wonder if we want to se...
by scotty
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: AP7
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

Re: AP7

If you don't go on the AP7 and just exit onto the A7 it's only three or four minutes longer in journey.
by scotty
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 79
Views: 22395

Re: 3% retention tax

Davey, have you another property in Spain or do you reside there ? If not do you feel they will pursue you back in Ireland ?
by scotty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: So "For Sale Ads" are not allowed here . . . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 27424

Re: So "For Sale Ads" are not allowed here . . . . .

I think Gordon is correct. If A.com doesn't keep up it wont attract new members and then traffic falls and it dies. A for sale/wanted sub forum could be easily managed and moderated.
by scotty
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: So "For Sale Ads" are not allowed here . . . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 27424

So "For Sale Ads" are not allowed here . . . . .

But the screen is populated by Google ads selling me Marbella Property etc etc ........... Why dont we have a for sale and wanted forum here ? Either a subscription based system or a "toal number of posts based system" ? At least regulars here would have an idea who they were dealing with .
by scotty
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2017 quieter on CDS ? (San Pedro / Estepona)
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

Re: 2017 quieter on CDS ? (San Pedro / Estepona)

All the flights we've taken from Gatwick since May have all been full. We are just back from Casares Pueblo near Estepona and it was busy enough compared to May. Also even in Casares there was more tourists in the square than there had been in May. Interesesting Jogger. Spoke to my neighbour today ...
by scotty
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2017 quieter on CDS ? (San Pedro / Estepona)
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

2017 quieter on CDS ? (San Pedro / Estepona)

My son has just returned after a week in our place between San Pedro & Estepona. He said it was really quiet. No line up for car in Malagacar.com and our complex was nearly empty. This story was also confirmed by a friend here in Dublin that spent two weeks in the same area. The tourist season used ...
by scotty
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Theft from car.
Replies: 8
Views: 3542

Re: Theft from car.

Last year at this time there was a spate of thefts from cars at the Benavista Center at KM 167 Richard. Silly people we know had absolutely everything except the clothes they were wearing stolen. Once I arrive at my place I take out the rear parcel shelf so its obvious there is nothing to see/rob.
by scotty
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Stop engine oil leak
Replies: 32
Views: 7424

Re: Stop engine oil leak

And there is nothing that ytou could put into the engine to stop a leak of oil. If there is a leak you need to find the source and fix it (gasket or pipe).
by scotty
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: We came to Estepona
Replies: 4
Views: 3023

Re: We came to Estepona

Great review. Full of detail. Well done.
by scotty
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: BEST CAR ALARM
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: BEST CAR ALARM

Patricia, don't buy one hoping to move it on to your next car. They are not designed for that and unless the same auto electrician installs and uninstalls it you will have a nightmare.