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Forum: Portugal
Today, 11:27 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Portuguese properties

IF it is where I think that you are referring to, there are some utterly bonkers prices being asked for new builds and re-builds (previous property was demolished) BUT those properties aren't...
Forum: Portugal
Today, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: December Lock-Down

If I were going to do this now, in light of the comments on here I would do as follows:

Restrict the covid risk by choosing an initial destination in Portugal with relatively low covid incidence...
Forum: Spain
Today, 10:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Absences from Spain if resident

It was under this general topic:How Long Can I Be Outside Spain Without Losing my Residency?
Further down the page in the section is this, so you are correct, but the website is misleading unless...
Forum: Spain
Today, 10:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Absences from Spain if resident

As you say for the period of temporary residence, there are websites that state that: the sum of these periods outside Spanish territory during the last 5 years may not exceed 1 year.

I am quoting...
Forum: Caribbean
Oct 14th 2020, 11:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Start-up BA Grenada flight for October 12th Canx

GIS says issue only impacts larger jets and not A320 and B737- GIS detail is less than 24 hours old and they make it look like it is no big deal. It may indeed have been in the media but didn't say...
Forum: Caribbean
Oct 14th 2020, 8:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Start-up BA Grenada flight for October 12th Canx

Seems that a shipment of certain supplies for the airport here did not arrive on time, or as planned, and as a result the airport safety categorisation was downgraded, so BA had to cancel as this...
Forum: Caribbean
Oct 13th 2020, 10:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Pistolpete2

Start-up BA Grenada flight for October 12th Canx

British Airways were supposed to resume service into Grenada from London Gatwick tomorrow, via St Lucia. My Wife was booked on the flight intending to travel to St Lucia but when I went into her...
Oct 8th 2020, 3:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: UK tax questions - what can I fill personal exemption with?

You have an annual PERSONAL ALLOWANCE (currently 12,500) and a separate annual CGT ALLOWANCE (currently 12,300). You also have an annual dividend allowance of 2,000 and an interest allowance of...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 8th 2020, 10:04 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Place to rent, one man and his dog.

I am a little confused regarding the fine print in the various 'advisors' websites who are pitching their talent towards those who might consider the Golden Visa route.

As I see it, one simply...
Forum: Caribbean
Oct 7th 2020, 9:01 am
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Tax residency in the British Virgin Islands

There are plenty of places with no taxes (VAT aside), particularly in the Caribbean. All you have to do is either have the money in order to afford a home (e.g. Bermuda) or be prepared to go off...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 2nd 2020, 12:07 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Portuguese properties

One thing that I would be tempted to do, once I've found a couple of properties that I would buy but at the right price, would be to offer to take a lease for three years and see if the vendor would...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 2nd 2020, 11:30 am
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: financial/tax advice?

It's pretty easy to be tax resident in the UK and Portugal at the same time per post #8 above, if you keep a UK property which is available for you to stay in as and when and spend over 90 days in...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 2nd 2020, 10:52 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Portuguese properties

I've been looking at property specifically in the Tavira area for the longest while because at the back of my mind is a longing to own bricks and mortar in the Algarve. However, to ease that longing...
Sep 26th 2020, 9:16 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Moving back to the UK after living abroad over 5 years

Indeed in England there is a form GMS1 which basically asks when and where you were born and for previous UK addresses and your previous doctor and NHS number, if you have it.

I had an ancient...
Sep 26th 2020, 8:40 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Moving back to the UK after living abroad over 5 years

Since the previous poster is querying the specifics of NHS eligibility and in particular hospital treatment, it is not strictly true that you must be tax resident. You must be Ordinarily Resident and...
Forum: Portugal
Sep 3rd 2020, 12:40 pm
Replies: 245
Views: 12,596
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: moving to Portugal - registering residency straightaway?

Indeed there are seemingly many senior Tory MPs who want the Withdrawal Agreement torn up but it has been given Royal Assent and we have passed the point of no return. I guess my point is that in the...
Sep 3rd 2020, 11:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,284
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Has the Coronavirus pandemic changed anyone's plans moving back to the UK?

We have been on walkabout from the UK for about a year now and had intended to be away for several years until the place, in my opinion, got it's act straight. That general condition still seems a...
Aug 6th 2020, 12:23 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: CGT question

As you thumb your way through that interesting read that they call the Statutory Residence Test (SRT) you will note that the concept of HOME comes up a lot. You haven't provided details regarding...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 4th 2020, 12:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,865
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Thinking of moving to Barbados

The OP indeed will need to think about where the use of a car fits into the equation. IF we had had a car it would have put a completely different perspective on our property search but as the...
Aug 4th 2020, 12:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: CGT question

As I see it the UK tax 'concept' is that IF you are tax resident in the UK you have to pay income tax and capital gains tax on your world income/gains. Therefore there is no differentiation between...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 4th 2020, 11:03 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,865
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Thinking of moving to Barbados

It is fairly easy to work out where the good residential areas are, whatever island you are on. In Barbados, quick on the ground research in the Four Roads, South, SW and entire West Coast, will give...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 26th 2020, 4:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Good luck Barbados for Saturday,

I went into kayak to see what they would sell and from when. It was too laborious to fiddle with my Executive Club log-in but I did say looks like.

From what I can see it is indeed a moving target...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 26th 2020, 3:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Good luck Barbados for Saturday,

No more Virgin flights into St Lucia - so BA have extra sections on Tuesdays and Saturdays to pick up that slack etc. etc. BUT (post-covid) they are now the ONLY flights into St Lucia, so they leave...
Forum: Africa
Jul 24th 2020, 6:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Flights Lusaka-London

Yep - gotta buy local.
Jul 24th 2020, 12:28 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Location, location, location.

It's a big issue everywhere with apartments. I'm a share of freehold owner in a former pure leasehold flat building and we had a situation a while back where we agreed to reduce the service charge to...
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