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by Parilla
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Uk pensions - how to?
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: Uk pensions - how to?

My problem, Sid, isn't the basic pension - that is easy enough to calculate yourself - but the additional state pension. When I reached pensionable age, the amount of additional pension awarded was over 30% less ( more than £1,000 p.a less ) than the amount forecast only 8 months previously - despit...
by Parilla
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Uk pensions - how to?
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: Uk pensions - how to?

If you do ask the DWP for a forecast, spanish-lad, take it with a pinch of salt.

Parilla
by Parilla
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Lock for a door
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Lock for a door

If you google "sliding door locks", you will find plenty of purpose made devices available in UK / mail order, if you know anyone coming out here. Swedish lockmaker Abloy, has a Spanish operation selling them over here, through any decent locksmith.
by Parilla
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Struggling to understand CGT
Replies: 25
Views: 2620

Re: Struggling to understand CGT

From all the explanations above, you can't help but conclude that this is not the imposition of a Capital Gains Tax. It is simple theft.
by Parilla
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Winter Fuel Payment
Replies: 207
Views: 21852

Re: UK Winter Fuel Payment

Best way would be for some bright spark to set up a few collection points throughout Andalucia, charge every Brit expat 2 or 3 euros to deposit their enveloped forms at those points, then go round and collect them all in a white van and drive them to Newcastle. Would top up the pension pot nicely, w...
by Parilla
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Winter Fuel Payment
Replies: 207
Views: 21852

Re: UK Winter Fuel Payment

Quebin, what the people at Newcastle are saying is contrary to the information given on the direct.gov website. Under their paragraph heading "How to claim from abroad" , the site links you directly to the specific application form you downloaded, form no. WFP3(EEA) 10/12. The first page o...
by Parilla
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 183 day rule - counting the days
Replies: 23
Views: 11744

Re: 183 day rule - counting the days

Tax residency is not something you "apply" for.

Parilla
by Parilla
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Apartment fees
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Apartment fees

Isn't the new apartment owner only responsible for unpaid community fees in the year of purchase, plus the whole of the previous year ? - and the former owner still responsible for any prior debt ?

Parilla
by Parilla
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Two Sales Contracts ? Is this Legal?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Two Sales Contracts ? Is this Legal?

NEVER EVER use a lawyer at the suggestion of an "estate agent" - a recipe for disaster. If you were happy with your purchase solicitor, go back to him whatever his charges, or try to find another independently. Don't for one minute think any more about going down the route you described. P...
by Parilla
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What period does IBI cover
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: What period does IBI cover

In our neck of the woods, Marbella, it'sthe calendar year, Jan to Dec. Not sure about anywhere else but I'm pretty sure it will be the same wherever.

parilla
by Parilla
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Community debt
Replies: 9
Views: 3327

Re: Community debt

Don't forget Beachbabe, that the "new owner" is responsible for any unpaid community fees in the year he buys the property, plus the whole of the previous year, whether or not he has registered his purchase. I still don't understand the advantage to this person in not registering - do you ...
by Parilla
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Community debt
Replies: 9
Views: 3327

Re: Community debt

Beachbabe, it sounds as if you have got yourself an absolute blinder there ! How do you know the "real owner" is the "new owner", if the name on the register is still the "original owner" ? I thought the register was the definitive proof of ownership. Do you know if the...
by Parilla
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Documents to carry whilst driving
Replies: 27
Views: 4283

Re: Documents to carry whilst driving

Just out of curiosity (no personal interest, my car is on spanish plates), but what happens when one of the many old bangers still on UK plates gets stopped. How can the police do a computer insurance check on those ? I thought EU regs say that a car has to be insured in its country of registration,...
by Parilla
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ojen, Marbella
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: Ojen, Marbella

Thanks to everyone for the replies - much appreciated. We'll go and have a look!
by Parilla
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ojen, Marbella
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Ojen, Marbella

We are planning to visit Ojen (near Marbella) one morning soon. There are 2 places we would like to see: The Olive Oil Museum [/b]and The Ojen Wine Museum . The problem is we can't find out the opening days or times, or even if they still exist! I have looked online with no joy - as the phone number...
by Parilla
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: How high can we go?
Replies: 39
Views: 4399

Re: How high can we go?

John and Kath, my pension also arrived on schedule on Tuesday, but the rate was 1.2719, notas high as yours. ?????????????????????????

Parilla
by Parilla
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Swimming Pool Laws 2008/9?
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Swimming Pool Laws 2008/9?

I too am pretty sure there have been no more additions or amendments. However good your spanish, the "legalspeak" phrasing in these documents can be a bit of a handful. You can find a part translation of the text by a good translation company at www.castillotraductores.com, but it is just ...
by Parilla
Mon May 21, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Selling up ?
Replies: 75
Views: 7727

Re: Selling up ?

With you Gerry. Utopia is a myth, not to be found on this planet, no point wasting time looking for it.
Parilla
by Parilla
Mon May 14, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Average exchange rate for 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Average exchange rate for 2011

When you've worked it out, let us all in in the secret Sid.
Parilla
by Parilla
Tue May 01, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Natural Gas
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Natural Gas

We have a community meeting next week when a representative of the company ELECNOR will be giving a presentation on the advantages of having a natural gas supply installed to replace our existing supply. On the info provided so far we seem to have been told the main benefit is a saving of 20-25 % on...