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by Miro
Mon May 21, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pool size and life guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Arbitrary seems an understatement! Where the apartments are "close" to the pool, there's no need for changing rooms. Did I interpret that right? Who's definition of "close" are we supposed to go by? Perhaps there's another document somewhere in the archives of the Junta, defining...
by Miro
Mon May 21, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pool size and life guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Thanks for that. So the same rule applies? i.e. less than 20 properties in the community, no need? 20 or more and you have to have them? Again, for a block of 21 apartments, (with daily cleaning) it could amount to quite an expense individually. Strange that there's no reference to disabled access, ...
by Miro
Mon May 21, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pool size and life guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Thanks for clarifying that Beachcomber, you're more patient than me. I had come across the regulations before (also an English translation of them) but they do go on don't they? I never got to the bit about life guard requirements, nor have I found where it refers to the requirement to have "se...
by Miro
Sun May 20, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pool size and life guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Our community consists of only 12 properties (and the pool is tiny, certainly nowhere near 200 m2!) so we're exempt, but a new building has been built nearby which has 21 apartments, and an even smaller pool. Nevertheless, the rules will apply because of the "less than 20 dwellings" rule f...
by Miro
Sat May 19, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Crash
Replies: 37
Views: 7941

No worries! :wink:
by Miro
Thu May 17, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Moving To Malaga
Replies: 65
Views: 14295

There seem to me to be people posting on this forum with severe personality disorders and/or major issues with their own insecurities.
Retro P wrote:.... if you wish to avoid brits, why are you posting here?
Well done Retro, that should be the FINAL word on this stupid subject. Absolutely SPOT ON.
by Miro
Tue May 15, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Crash
Replies: 37
Views: 7941

My apologies, Retro, I have no intention of starting a slanging match and my comment was not intended to offend at all. On the contrary, I have read many of your posts and have the utmost respect for your opinions. I genuinely didn't see where your post came from, since there have been 22 posts on t...
by Miro
Tue May 15, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Crash
Replies: 37
Views: 7941

Retro, I presume you posted in the wrong thread by mistake, because I don't have the faintest idea what your message is about. Beachcomber, I have carried out obras menores (with permission) as has my neighbour. She believes all her expenses are claimable, my gestor says no. For example, can I deduc...
by Miro
Tue May 15, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Crash
Replies: 37
Views: 7941

My question exactly. My neighbour (who does her own declaration because she's clever and native Spanish speaking) has done reform work on a property she plans to sell, and says she can claim all these bills. My gestor, who does my declaration because I'm too thick/lazy, says no can do. We await lear...
by Miro
Tue May 15, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Property Crash
Replies: 37
Views: 7941

And just to add to that, it's also now 18% for residents, up from 15% :cry: I have conflicting opinions on what expenses can be deducted for CGT purposes. a) any home improvements, renovation work etc carried out, so long as you have paid IVA & have facturas to prove it, or b) only work carried ...
by Miro
Tue May 15, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Help desperately needed please
Replies: 42
Views: 9043

Benidorm, you are right, I feel great! 8)
by Miro
Tue May 15, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Help desperately needed please
Replies: 42
Views: 9043

Telesales is EXTREMELY bouyant. There are more jobs currently than people able to fill them (hence there are sooo many ads Who are you trying to kid? The reason there are so many ads is because these so called "professional" companies have such a high turn over of staff that they have to ...
by Miro
Mon May 14, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Moving To Malaga
Replies: 65
Views: 14295

MYDOGDYLAN wrote:Why would anyone move from Big Britain to Little Britain mystifies me.
What a bloody stupid post.
by Miro
Mon May 14, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Help desperately needed please
Replies: 42
Views: 9043

I don't think there is any quality of life in spain if you need to work. i know a woman who works in a shop 10am-2pm and 5pm-9pm 6 days a week (wed AM off!) not very good life if you have a family. Right on the nail, Katy. What's the point? I'd prefer the 9-5, Mon-Fri routine to that any day. What ...
by Miro
Wed May 09, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: animals
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Here's our moggie, watching the soccer on his TV!

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by Miro
Wed May 09, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: animals
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

We live in the town centre on the concrete jungle coast, but a cat still managed to find us. He was half dead when he turned up, but still spotted the "sucker" sign over our extranjero heads. We nursed him back to health & gave him a comfortable home with food & drink on tap. In re...
by Miro
Tue May 08, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: animals
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

A determined thief will not be put off by a dog or threee - more likely just poison them or worse, which would be heartbreaking. maybe a good alarm system would be better. And cats keep the mice away, which is a bonus!
by Miro
Tue May 08, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Price of copper tubing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1952

The cost of copper has gone sky high, it's true. I've just had a rewire done (using copper cables) and nearly had a heart attack when my builder told me he'd been quoted €70 a metre for cables, saying that copper prices have gone up recently. Of course, it was an error, thank God, but at around a eu...
by Miro
Tue May 08, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Padron
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

I registered on the Padron three years ago when I moved into my new place. I'm more than happy to volunteer that insightful bit of information. Hope someone finds it useful. Was going to start a new thread especially for it but couldn't be bothered. No need for happy pills here, I'm enjoying this im...
by Miro
Tue May 08, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Check you phone (& other) bills
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Check you phone (& other) bills

A neighbour of mine uses one of the many telephone services available for low cost calls. This particular service offers international calls at certain times for a fixed monthly cost. I don't know the exact terms of her particular option, but basically she can make unlimited calls between 8pm and 8a...