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Forum: Spain
Today, 7:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By SanNico

Re: Tourist Flats to be turned into homes?

When we were househunting in Valencia back in June, we saw 12 apartments, 11 of them were former AirBnB. Our current apartment was one of them. In fact our whole building was for holiday lets and...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 1:18 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By SanNico

Re: Moving to Spain

I have very short arms and under normal circumstances rent very often so I usually go for the cheapest I can find with the safety of the excess cover. If you use rentalcars.com you'll find the same...
Forum: Italy
Yesterday, 9:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By SanNico

Re: Excess car insurance

My policy is with icarhireinsurance. They cover the UK for Italian residents.
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 9:41 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By SanNico

Re: Moving to Spain

I took out a policy with icarhireinsurance to cover the excess, it saves me a fortune. I paid about 60 Euro for European cover, including hiring in country of residence. If you choose worldwide,...
Forum: Spain
Nov 26th 2020, 8:07 am
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By SanNico

Re: Living the dream?

It sounds like you have all the bases covered with realistic expectations. My two pieces of advice would be to ignore all advice as only you know your situation and to keep grounded.

Your...
Forum: Italy
Nov 26th 2020, 7:53 am
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By SanNico

Re: Exchanging UK driving licence with C1 to an Italian licence.

I agree with the comment that you may be better off getting a motorhome in Italy, especially as they are quite common in the south. Registering a foreign vehicle is a huge pain in the rear. I...
Forum: Spain
Nov 18th 2020, 1:39 pm
Replies: 6
PCR
Views: 656
Posted By SanNico

Re: PCR

Yes, I already tried them but they won't guarantee the results will be available on time. I'm trying to get clarity from MSCBS to guarantee they can get tested upon arrival. It looks like it might...
Forum: Spain
Nov 18th 2020, 9:23 am
Replies: 6
PCR
Views: 656
Posted By SanNico

Re: PCR

Does anyone have any info on how this will be managed over Christmas? I can't the answers anywhere. My kids are due to land here late on 27th December, making it impossible to have a PCR test...
Forum: Italy
Nov 10th 2020, 7:38 am
Replies: 78
Views: 4,105
Posted By SanNico

Re: Overland Italy to UK

It's best to check the official websites but you're permitted to travel from Italy to the UK through Switzerland and France.

Italy:...
Forum: Italy
Oct 29th 2020, 8:47 am
Replies: 78
Views: 4,105
Posted By SanNico

Re: Overland Italy to UK

I thought that was super expensive until I realised it was both ways. My last trip came in at 842 Euro 1 way, but it was from Troon. Had it been from Bedford it would have been around 620. I...
Forum: Italy
Oct 27th 2020, 11:37 am
Replies: 78
Views: 4,105
Posted By SanNico

Re: Overland Italy to UK

Haha, good point. If you're running all season or winter tyres you'll be fine. The point was about having the correct tyres, which you will have already if you live in Italy and not to go through...
Forum: Italy
Oct 27th 2020, 8:35 am
Replies: 78
Views: 4,105
Posted By SanNico

Re: Overland Italy to UK

This Southerner agrees with you. I always sailed from Calais or Dunkerque and found it to be the best route in terms of time, stress and tolls. I also used to swing through Luxembourg for even...
Forum: Italy
Oct 21st 2020, 1:58 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 4,105
Posted By SanNico

Re: Overland Italy to UK

It may be easier to skip Switzerland and France to take away any concerns with the added bonus of cheaper German fuel, no tolls and less speed limits. It's a longer route but it's quicker because of...
Forum: Spain
Oct 21st 2020, 11:53 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By SanNico

Re: Moving to Spain in 2 weeks - Am I too late?

I wouldn't get too worried about learning to drive if you've managed this long without driving. If you mean Valencia city, you can do without a car anyway. Ours just sits in its expensive parking...
Forum: Italy
Oct 19th 2020, 7:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By SanNico

Re: Move everything to Italy!

I nearly made the same mistake with the tail lift. Max weight was 1250KG without and 650 with, rendering it pretty useless. Just measure and weigh each box as you pack it and you will see how...
Forum: Italy
Oct 6th 2020, 9:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By SanNico

Re: Move everything to Italy!

I had a quote a couple of months ago for a 12 ton truck, 40 cubic meters from Puglia to the midlands. The price was 5300GBP. I understand 20ft containers, port to port costs around 2k plus door to...
Forum: Spain
Oct 6th 2020, 8:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By SanNico

Re: Transporting fragile items

I would go for option 2 and then send all of your belongings back on a pallet at the end of your stay. A Europallet 90*120 up to 250KG will set you back around 200-250 Euro, door to door depending...
Forum: Spain
Oct 6th 2020, 8:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By SanNico

Re: Possible move to Valencia

It seems Opinion is my neighbour, I also live in that area near Placa del Tossal. I agree with his/her opinions. Anyway, I'm a newbie here but lived in Italy and Germany when my kids were of...
Forum: Spain
Sep 18th 2020, 8:39 am
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By SanNico

Re: Movistar RADIO Fusion

We had Vodafone installed last month. The closest option I can find at the moment is on the link, but it's 100Mb, 2 mobiles, fixed line (never used) and the basic TV package which is mostly...
Forum: Spain
Sep 10th 2020, 7:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By SanNico

Re: are there any "miluristas" with their own houses?

Have you considered buying what you can easily afford and rent it out to cover the payments? At the same time you could stay in rented accommodation whilst building security for later on. Think of...
Forum: Spain
Aug 25th 2020, 7:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By SanNico

Re: Spanish working remotely for a UK company - tax and legal advice

I would suggest that the answers received so far are correct but for any financial or legal advice I would go to a legal financial professional. You will find the answer you're looking for if you...
Forum: Spain
Aug 24th 2020, 9:17 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By SanNico

Re: Travelling to Spain by Ferry. Some information for you

I was under the impression you had to get a QR code when entering Spain from any other country. I've had to do it on my last 2 trips. https://www.spth.gob.es/faq?tab=1
Forum: Italy
Aug 20th 2020, 2:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By SanNico

Re: UK Sole Trader Moving to Italy

I would advise seeking a second opinion on that. When I lived in Italy but worked for a German company I had to register and pay tax in Italy as I was physically in Italy whilst earning the money. ...
Forum: Spain
Aug 18th 2020, 8:58 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,108
Posted By SanNico

Re: Acclimatising to the heat

I don't think you ever get used to the extremes, but your comfort levels move up the scale. This will be my first Spanish winter, but many years of Italian winters made me realise that it's a very...
Forum: Italy
Aug 11th 2020, 8:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By SanNico

Re: Deceitful car dealership.

I'm sure even with the finance deal the actual price would never be 19,900. There's always an extra fee somewhere. However, at that price you might be better buying outside Italy and...
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