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by DavidSearl
Sun May 23, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Scaremongering over demolitions?
Replies: 23
Views: 3146

Re: Scaremongering over demolitions?

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR SUPERPLONK, MADDI, JULIAN AND OTHERS 1. Let's get this one out of the way first. It is perfectly legal for a Town Councillor to run a local business. He might have a cement factory or the distributorship for Coca Cola, or a legal consulting office. It would not be ethical if he ...
by DavidSearl
Wed May 05, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: ??David pl - Personal liability when businesses close ??
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: ??David pl - Personal liability when businesses close ??

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR JOOL If you own and operate an SL company, the general rule is that the company is responsible for debts against it up to the amount of its capitalisation, which is usually only a few thousand euros. That is why it is called "limitada". If you wind up the SL, "liq...
by DavidSearl
Wed May 05, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Minor works licence
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: Minor works licence

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR GERRYH No, there is no fixed rule that a structure, wall or other building work that has existed for five years can now be legalised. My legal advisors agree with Jool that you ought to be perfectly okay with not declaring your new fosa septica, as long as it is in an area where...
by DavidSearl
Wed May 05, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Extraordinary community fees
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: Extraordinary community fees

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR KERRYBLUE First, thanks to Pigs-Might-Fly for doing my job for me. I note that he refers to me in quotes as Forum "leader". I shall change it to Forum "follower". That is the law, KerryBlue. Also, as pointed out by other posters, the Administrators do not &qu...
by DavidSearl
Wed May 05, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: bar lease
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: bar lease

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR AQUAMAN The bank or any new owner of the premises where the bar is located is bound by law to honour the existing contract of leasehold. If, for example, a Court orders that the bar premises be sold at public auction to satisfy a debt against the owner, the new purchaser will bu...
by DavidSearl
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Advice on Wills
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Advice on Wills

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR COSTAPACKET A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. 1. Spanish Lad's advice to see a lawyer is a good idea. Many, many complications arise. 2. Read the chapter on Wills and Spanish Inheritance Tax in You and the Law in Spain for a full explanation of the picture. 3. If you own ...
by DavidSearl
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: water flooding my garden ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Re: water flooding my garden ?

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR ANIS You would like some law on your subject. The basic law is that when water or oil or sewage or mud runs off your neighbour's land onto your own land, the neighbour is responsible for damages incurred by you as a result of this. Good luck putting this into effect. If your nei...
by DavidSearl
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Certificate of Habitation
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Certificate of Habitation

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR JOOL Your question is: "My property does not have a Certificate of Habitation. What happens when I go to sell it? 1. Nothing. Your property is registered in the "Registro de la Propiedad". Your deeds, the Escritura, are in order. That is all you need to sell your ...
by DavidSearl
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Notary fee division - more evidence of foreigner bias?
Replies: 38
Views: 3076

Re: Notary fee division - more evidence of foreigner bias?

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR JOOL, and El Cid, Julian and Bongtrees as well 1. Jool's question is, "Can you confirm that it is correct that Spanish law says buyer and seller should SHARE the cost of the Notary fees?" 2. Yes, I can confirm this. It is correct. Thank you, Sid, for doing my job and q...
by DavidSearl
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Enclosing of Terraces
Replies: 10
Views: 4219

Re: Enclosing of Terraces

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR PARILLA 1. A Community owner has enclosed his terrace, defying the AGM's denial of their approval for it. 2. The enclosure is "illegal" because it alters the appearance of the building and because it alters the basic charter of the Community. This is because that owner...
by DavidSearl
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renewing NIE
Replies: 73
Views: 12284

Re: Renewing NIE

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR SPANISH LAD Come now, they did not ask you for a green NIE form. They asked you for a Certificado de Registracion of EU citizen living in Spain, didn't they now? Think back, for a moment. Only residents register for Social Security GP and all, right? I only ask in the interests ...
by DavidSearl
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renewing NIE
Replies: 73
Views: 12284

Re: Renewing NIE

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR TJTOPS, ENRIQUE AND ALL "We seem to have a liddle comoonikayshun problem here." Please promise not to snicker and point at me behind my back, but my first reading of "the AEG office" is that your friend was at her private medical insurance company. On re-read...
by DavidSearl
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Electricity meter enclosures
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Re: Electricity meter enclosures

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR TUCKSWOOD8 Yes, the new electronic electricity meters being installed by Endesa require the 60x60 box and door as described by your installer. These meters will communicate directly to Endesa and so do not require a man to come and read them. All new installations have them. You...
by DavidSearl
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Water canal/driveway
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

Re: Water canal/driveway

FROM DAVID SEARL IN MY CAPACITY AS MODERATOR Hey, guys, the discussion about who is polite and whether Spaniards hate foreigners and who should be slammed with a spade does not really belong on the You and the Law website. Perhaps you could take it to Living in Spain, or the parking lot. Please. Tha...
by DavidSearl
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Water canal/driveway
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

Re: Water canal/driveway

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR TINATAPAS The "Agencia Andaluza del Agua" is in charge of all water in Andalusia. This includes "acequias" or irrigation ditches. This was for a long time the "Confederacion Hidrografica del Sur" and after that for a short time the "Cuenca Medi...
by DavidSearl
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: FAO David Searl - Property Transfer Tax - Please Help!
Replies: 85
Views: 8342

Re: FAO David Searl - Property Transfer Tax - Please Help!

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR WENDYAKEMP Beachcomber is quite right. These evaluations by the Junta Tax Agency are not arbitrary. First they assign the rated value, the official value used for taxation, the "valor catastral". This value is always less than the real market value. Er...that is, until...
by DavidSearl
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: FAO David Searl - Property Transfer Tax - Please Help!
Replies: 85
Views: 8342

Re: FAO David Searl - Property Transfer Tax - Please Help!

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR LIVINGINALHAURIN 1. I am sorry if I gave you the impression that I was defending the lawyer and how could he have known about the underdeclaration. That is not what I meant. I was addressing the issue of proof. Your side alleges that he must have known about it and he states tha...
by DavidSearl
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Selling houses from a web site etc
Replies: 15
Views: 3018

Re: Selling houses from a web site etc

FROM DAVID SEARL FOR WILDSIDE Well...ehrr....ummm. You see, Wildside, there is no law specifically about who can sell real estate, on the web or from an office. You need no professional qualifications, there is no oversight body in general and there is no control. Yes, there is an association which ...
by DavidSearl
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Contrato de Rescisión de Compraventa
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Contrato de Rescisión de Compraventa

FROM DAVID SEARL TO BEACHCOMBER ET AL Thank you, Beachcomber, for copying my other response into this thread that is what I threadened to do in that same post, but never did it. Yes, I guess "threat" for "thread" must be a Freudian slip, as the other thread was getting quite thre...
by DavidSearl
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Selling a spanish registered vehicle
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Selling a spanish registered vehicle

FROM DAVID SEARL

FOR DAWN

See thread on safely buying and selling vehicle in You and the Law in Spain topic.

Good luck with it, David Searl

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