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by Superplonk
Mon May 04, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

...maybe I have income in the UK. I think the responsibility does lie with the local councils. In my case it is Southwark and the incumbent MP is Simon Hughes. I've tried direct messaging him on Twitter. I know he's rather busy this week, but I'm not too impressed that he hasn't replied. Anyway, I w...
by Superplonk
Sun May 03, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

Well they let me make a UK tax return online! I do know it's largely the fault of the Spanish end of the delivery operation, but this is hardly a secret. The UK should allow for the reality of other countries' postal systems and send out the papers with time to spare. I only want to vote in one gene...
by Superplonk
Sun May 03, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

Well it's now four days to go until the General Election and I am still waiting for my ballot papers. The chances of my vote (if I ever get to cast it) being counted are now negligible. The confirmation of entitlement to vote that I recently received stated that the papers can be sent out five days ...
by Superplonk
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Alhaurin El Grande
Replies: 6
Views: 3579

Re: Alhaurin El Grande

I crossed the road (Gerald Brenan) on Saturday night to avoid walking through one of those "WOTCHOOLOOKINGAT?", finger jabbing snarly altercations between a group of British cretins. I rate the town very highly for catering options, but there is some weird connection with thuggery there. The local p...
by Superplonk
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Motoring Museum in Malaga.
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Motoring Museum in Malaga.

It really is very good. Even non car-people like me and my mum loved it. BTW the John Lennon car is a copy.
by Superplonk
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Police state?
Replies: 10
Views: 1753

Police state?

Because of a change in circumstances I am now doing much more driving than before. Every day I am spending two to three hours, mostly on secondary roads between Malaga, the Guadalhorce Valley and the coast and I just can't believe how many police cars I am seeing. I see them doing speed checks on lo...
by Superplonk
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New car offers - what's the catch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

New car offers - what's the catch?

I'm after a new Citroen and have been comparing prices on the aggregator sites that are the first returned by a web search. One in particular has the model I want at a couple of thousand less than its competitors. Are these prices typically as is, or would they be dependent on taking financing or so...
by Superplonk
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Who should be on the Padron?
Replies: 11
Views: 2519

Re: Who should be on the Padron?

I can confirm that the person in the town hall has an attitude. My Spanish is fluent but she looks at me like she has to try really, really hard to understand when I'm speaking. I'd only just managed to reinstate myself on the padron at the old address (that took four visits, because of her). Now it...
by Superplonk
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Who should be on the Padron?
Replies: 11
Views: 2519

Re: Who should be on the Padron?

Thankyou.
by Superplonk
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Who should be on the Padron?
Replies: 11
Views: 2519

Who should be on the Padron?

I should know this, but the jobsworth at the Ayuntamiento is trying to see how many times she can make me visit to sort things out. The situation is: We've just moved to a new, rented house. The landlords live in Britain. I tried to register with my new address this morning and was told that I could...
by Superplonk
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pontevedra
Replies: 12
Views: 2906

Re: Pontevedra

Here's your local expert on Pontevedra: http://colindavies.blogspot.com.es/
by Superplonk
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Creative, legal and non-violent deposit recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Creative, legal and non-violent deposit recovery

I have just left a rented house after 8 very happy years. Every penny owed was paid on time, no damage was caused to the property, six weeks notice were given etc etc. The landlord has decided that the full two months deposit will just about cover the redecoration(NB redecoration not repairs) he wan...
by Superplonk
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Continuing self employment post retirement
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: Continuing self employment post retirement

I think it is to dissuade anyone who wants to compete with established businesses.
by Superplonk
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please

I'm a bit slow this morning. Am now following. :lolno: Trouble is that my own tax return requires me to say where I live, who owns it and how much rent I pay. Someone, somewhere gets in trouble.
by Superplonk
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please

I've just found this : When taxpayers are resident in another European Union member state, the expenses described in the Law on Personal Income Tax can be deducted when calculating the taxable base, provided that the taxpayer provides proof that these expenses are directly related to income earned i...
by Superplonk
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please

I wish I were being offered a free house in exchange for some light gardening duties. It looks like the whole arrangement is now rather unattractive from the landlord's point of view. I was already going to have to discuss the need to declare in both countries, but the non-deductibility part might b...
by Superplonk
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please

Well he shouldn't be worried about that because I'm the possible tenant and I'm as pure as the driven snow. I just want to be sure that all parties know what they are getting into.
by Superplonk
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Taxes for non-resident landlords. Help please

Apologies if this is going over old ground, but everything I've seen refers to tourist lettings only. I'm trying to advise a British non-resident owner of a house in Spain who wishes to find longterm tenants. Does he need to submit a quarterly declaration or is that just for holiday homes? We've als...
by Superplonk
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Benahavis river walk
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: Benahavis river walk

I suspect you are not familiar with this one. It involves wading and swimming down a narrow shaded canyon.
Summer is the only time you would do it, although not if there is no water.
by Superplonk
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Benahavis river walk
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Benahavis river walk

Could anyone comment on whether it's worth doing the canyon this summer? I'm concerned that the drought will have left it green and gunky.