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by Miro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 2984

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: 13
Views: 12656

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: 917

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: 3156

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 issues affecting 'expatriate...
by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 26554

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: 26554

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: 13
Views: 12656

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: 26554

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 foreigners (not...
by Miro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 26554

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 (maybe!), long str...
by Miro
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: padron
Replies: 20
Views: 18735

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: 31926

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: 8498

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 one...
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: 72810

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: 72810

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: 72810

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 ...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 72810

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

We also had some very strange people visit. I could probably write a small book as well! One that springs to mind was the viewer who not only opened our bedroom wardrobes (to look at our clothes?) but also looked inside the fridge :wtf: Needless to say we never heard from them again; presumably the...
by Miro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 72810

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

We had verbal agreements regarding items of furniture etc. with both our buyer in Spain and sellers in the UK. Our Spanish buyer had asked us to leave the 2/3 sofa set in the lounge, and also a quite expensive sofa bed in the second bedroom. The sofas had been purchased a couple of years earlier, a ...
by Miro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 72810

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

It is pointless them being paid in to Unicaja and I'm hoping they don't insist on that... It really should be up to you, so assuming they haven't already submitted the claim, I wouldn't let anyone insist on anything you're not happy with. I think some lawyers/gestors arrange for the retention to be...
by Miro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 72810

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

...honestly thought the retentions would be paid via the Currencies Direct account if we supplied the details. I'll now have to look in to this. Again thank you. There's a good chance your lawyer hasn't submitted the 210 form to reclaim the retention yet, since they will have to wait for the refere...