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by hiker
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: another demolition planned
Replies: 33
Views: 9320

Campo Kenny wrote:
Also why is the large slice of purchase tax paid on an illegal build........paying this tax is surely an admission by the authorities that the property is legal and neccessitates this payment.

Kenny
True.
If the house is dmolished, is the tax refunded?
by hiker
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: B&B in Frigliana???
Replies: 32
Views: 10082

dido72 wrote:Did you get sorted Hiker? Let us know how your stay was when you get back :D
I found a nice looking place in the heart of Frigilliana and I will indeed let you know how I got on.
by hiker
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: First illegal house demolished at Vera, Almeria
Replies: 100
Views: 25525

This is an awful story. God help that man who collapsed and his wife who is no doubt worried sick about him, never mind the property. As I'm not a resident (yet) I'm not sure how to fight this particular battle but it seems to me that north europeans are more likely to be affected by this than Spani...
by hiker
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: B&B in Frigliana???
Replies: 32
Views: 10082

Sebastian told me they weren't connected to the hotel even though they are next door and have the same name. The man who runs the hotel was a bit unhelpful and miserable (the opposite of Sebastian!!) and wouldn't show me a room he just showed me some pics and they didn't look very nice and it was a...
by hiker
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: B&B in Frigliana???
Replies: 32
Views: 10082

Maybe I was wrong, but when they said they wanted to stay in Frigiliana, I assumed in the village, so I didn't offer any suggestions outside. Whilst La Posada Morisca is fairly close, (eaten there once, would not go back!) the one in Acebuchal is about 20 minutes away down an unmade up forest track...
by hiker
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: B&B in Frigliana???
Replies: 32
Views: 10082

Great info guys and gals. Thanks for that. I'm only getting back to it now cos I was away for the christmas. We spent a month in Andalucia last June and we really liked Frigiliana. Cadiz and the Costa del la Luz was also lovely but that wind, wow. We're hugging the coast to avoid the really cold win...
by hiker
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: B&B in Frigliana???
Replies: 32
Views: 10082

B&B in Frigliana???

We are heading to Frigiliana in Feb 2008 for 5 days to get a feel for Andalucia in the winter.

We are looking for a nice B&B in Frigiliana for 5 nights.

Anyone got any recommendations??


Many thanks.
by hiker
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Help please
Replies: 81
Views: 26468

My initial response was, I admit, a bit on the cynical side (!), but buying an old property here, getting the plans done and approved, then getting the "reform" carried out to any sort of standard, within a very protracted timescale, getting the land and house registered as one item, and getting an...
by hiker
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Real estate agencies fall victim to slump in property market
Replies: 22
Views: 9940

España será un gran geriátrico vacacional; Dubai, el nuevo referente para los jóvenes Hablo de un turismo de extranjeros de avanzada edad que compran apartamentos para venirse a morir aquí. I was just reading an article, in El Pais, about how this guy thinks Spain will become a holiday spot for ger...
by hiker
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Have You Got The ...'S' Factor..?
Replies: 13
Views: 4982

BENIDORM wrote:Annie......It doesn't matter where you move, if you have the right attitude ...you will succeed..... :wink:
Hi Benidorm.
Does it matter if I'm a bit scared? :oops:
by hiker
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: So what about Nerja then?
Replies: 90
Views: 25426

Thanks so much for your advice again guys, you always come through. We have spent the day in Frigilliana today and rented a house there :shock: . It was market day so nice and bustling but not manic....nice! The house is just right for us for now, it is not one I would choose to buy, but to rent fo...
by hiker
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: NO Where is Perfect
Replies: 46
Views: 14615

Yes,I thought that was very reasonable. I have my second lesson tonight at 7pm.
So instead of treking into town after work and eating a bag of chips in the carpark, I can go home, have a meal and be brain-ready to learn.
Cool, eh! 8)
by hiker
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: NO Where is Perfect
Replies: 46
Views: 14615

Yo learned espanol de la gratis cd's a la Sunday Mail. They had mi habla-ing fluent espanol en cinqo semanas. Yo listened para un hour per dias in mi coche and para about tres hours per dias in mi casa. It travachoed para mi y ahora yo is fluent. Adios, Kenny The scary thing is I actually understan...
by hiker
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: NO Where is Perfect
Replies: 46
Views: 14615

I am moving to Spain in about 12-18 months time. Because I am a Salesman and have been all my life, I have decided that learning to speak Spanish fluently in my number one priority if I want to work in sales. I am now taking 4 hours of one-to-one Spanish lessons each week with the aim of being "comf...
by hiker
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Learning the lingo
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

My wife and I are also learning Spanish. Its a night class and our teacher is an English lady who used to live and work in Spain. Apparantly the BBC have a fantastic language website for free. Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/ We are going for a months holidays for the month ...
by hiker
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Long term lease in Andalucia.
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Long term lease in Andalucia.

I'm thinking of a long term lease in Andalucia in the Alpujarres Region.

I was hoping to lease a 2-3 bedroomed accomadation for about 12 months.

Would anyone have an idea of the approximate cost and the likely availablility?

Many thanks,

Hiker.
:wink: