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by Miro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 118888

Re: Coronavirus

Worrying about future holidays wouldn't be high on my list of priorities right now either.
by Miro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 118888

Re: Coronavirus

...travel companies are the greediest in the world next to the insurance companies and banks, there's no way they'll stop selling and no way they'll refund... I'm keeping tabs on the situation for a relative who is in Fuertaventura, originally due to fly back to Liverpool tomorrow with easyJet. Fli...
by Miro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 2602

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

Ryanair "severely reduce" flights to/from Spain until Thursday: https://twitter.com/Ryanair/status/1239 ... 47/photo/1
by Miro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 2602

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

easyJet announced this morning they are cancelling all flights to/from Spain from Tuesday 17th - https://www.easyjet.com/en/policy/coronavirus-spain
by Miro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 18
Views: 5267

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

When we switched from Movistar to Orange the process was relatively straightforward and returning the router exactly as Unicorn has explained. Cancelling Orange when we left Spain, on the other hand, was far more onerous. We were told they would collect the router within 3 months - which clearly was...
by Miro
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retention return. When to get vocal?
Replies: 14
Views: 14545

Re: Retention return. When to get vocal?

Why not believe the less satisfactory stories as well? Our paperwork was all correct, but it took just shy of a year to receive our refund (plus interest).
by Miro
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: CGT Relief
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: CGT Relief

As far as I know, the exemption/relief applies if you are reinvesting the sale proceeds in another EU country, or another EEA country. I'm not sure, but I am not aware of any intention for the UK to remain/become a member of the EEA. So I wish you well with selling ASAP. I would aim to have the sale...
by Miro
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Crockpot
Replies: 9
Views: 4253

Re: Crockpot

Although no longer living in Andalucia, I still like to check in every now and then to read "posts....relevant to Andalucía" and even the occasional "posts that also relate to other parts of Spain, particularly in the Travel and Tourism section" and "posts about specific iss...
by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 27240

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

It's good to know that there are others out there who have a positive view of Torremolinos; I did wonder whether the bad reputation it picked up in the past still lived on in people's minds. Mind you, I think I would have liked to have seen the Torremolinos of the 60s, so eloquently described in Mic...
by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 27240

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Like I said, not much good for a night out in Málaga. Most Spaniards don't eat until around 10pm, and are just getting warmed up by midnight :D The good news is, however, that during the Féria there are special buses running all night between the Málaga fair ground and Torremolinos :thumbup:
by Miro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retention return. When to get vocal?
Replies: 14
Views: 14545

Re: Retention return. When to get vocal?

Since the 30 day deadline for the buyer to submit the retention to Hacienda has passed, I would politely ask my representative to forward me a copy of the buyer's form 211 duly rubber stamped by Hacienda with the date on which it was actually received by them - just for my records, you know?! :wink:...
by Miro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 27240

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Torremolinos these days attracts mostly Spanish holidaymakers and as such has a more Spanish feel to it; I dislike the term "Real Spain", but for want of a better term.... :wink: You'll probably find that Benalmádena (Costa) is much more of a typical bucket & spade holiday resort for f...
by Miro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 27240

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

I wonder why Torremolinos is always overlooked? Nearest "resort" to the airport / Málaga city with easy train, bus & motorway access, decent town centre, recently pedestrianised, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars & shops etc., new major shopping / leisure complex coming soon ...
by Miro
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: padron
Replies: 20
Views: 19154

Re: padron

I have not personally re-registered a car, so am not really qualified to comment, but I think the potential problem arising from registering on the padrón unless you are already a tax resident is very real so should be avoided if at all possible. Just a thought: as a property owner, rather than pres...
by Miro
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 45
Views: 34291

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

Remember, you are guilty until proven innocent in Spain If you think you are in the right you must stand your ground otherwise they will walk all over you. REMEMBER: Noli illegitimi carborundum. That is so true! Interesting that 2014 seems to have been a significant year for AEAT to try and claim t...
by Miro
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 10629

Re: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard

You can load both Spanish & English (UK) keyboards in Windows, and switch between them easily, but as Wicksey says, if you have a Spanish keyboard and have Windows set to recognise the UK layout, you're going to have difficulty with some keys. The differences are very few though really, the main...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 75999

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Oh dear. I suppose I should have known I was straying into dangerous territory with that joke/silly comment. I think perhaps you totally misinterpreted my thoughts on the subject. I apologise for the unnecessary quip though. Anyway, my point really was that whilst it might be interesting for propert...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 75999

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Energy certificates baffle me too; they're about as pointless as the emissions figures for a diesel VW, but I believe they're EU law. Maybe they'll be dispensed of in the UK soon :silent: But the survey is an interesting point. Why are these not required by EU law? And why (in the UK) does the buyer...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 75999

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Having bought and sold far more in Spain than the UK, we felt a bit baffled by this difference too (the deposit system) and I must admit that was one of our biggest concerns with our purchase in England: having sold up, disposed of a lot of possessions, and traveled nearly two thousand miles with a ...