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Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2008, 6:43 pm
Replies: 1,346
Views: 143,329
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Don´t buy property in Spain or you will lose a lot of money

Hrothgar - pronounced Wojar.
Ancient King of the Danes in the Beowulf legend. (From which my Christian name - Roger- is the modern derivative.)
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2008, 5:08 pm
Forum: Spain
Jan 30th 2008, 11:12 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Is anyone feeling the pinch?

That's what I wanted to know, as say if you were taxed monthly according to your income at a favourable exchange rate which then collapsed you would be paying too much tax.
Forum: Spain
Jan 30th 2008, 3:31 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Is anyone feeling the pinch?

Now I've taken tax into consideration it looks slightly better, as less income means less tax. So it means I'll be 200 euros worse off - not 300.
Forum: Spain
Jan 30th 2008, 3:03 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Is anyone feeling the pinch?

How is your tax taken off - monthly or annually?
Forum: Spain
Jan 29th 2008, 5:46 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Is anyone feeling the pinch?

You're dead right - sorry I mislead you all, or, doing my calculations again it could be 300 euros a month.
Forum: Spain
Jan 29th 2008, 9:33 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By hrothgar

Is anyone feeling the pinch?

As I will be living on a UK pension when moving to Spain, I wondered if anyone in a similar situation over there has suffered due to the current exchange rates. I calculate that a drop from last year...
Forum: Spain
Oct 25th 2007, 1:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 30,954
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Installing window in a stone wall - advice please

Takes me back to when I helped my dad do the same in a cottage my folks had in Devon which had random rubble walling.
After much head scratching we decided on the following as being the simplest way...
Forum: Spain
Oct 5th 2007, 3:42 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,418
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Spain for winter

Try Direct Travel insurance - my wife and I both have chest complaints and we were paying 0ver £100 for single trip. We got annual cover for £96 of them!
Their no. is : 0845 605 2500.
Forum: Spain
Aug 21st 2007, 6:08 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By hrothgar

UK council tax

If spending 6 months in Spain and UK property empty - are you still liable for council tax? ( about £600 - that will buy a lot of beer!).
Any info on this from someone who has been in that position...
Forum: Spain
Aug 20th 2007, 8:25 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,096
Posted By hrothgar

Re: What does everybody do?

Thanks for that - the mention of a woodburner reminds me of when I had a cottage which had one that did all the central heating and hot water. Trouble was I spent most of my free time chopping wood!
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2007, 5:56 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,096
Posted By hrothgar

Re: What does everybody do?

In that case I must make sure I rent the smallest apartment possible.
Forum: Spain
Aug 15th 2007, 6:00 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,096
Posted By hrothgar

What does everybody do?

Planning to spend 6 months in Spain (Costa Blanca) and living as opposed to holidaying while we look round and find somewhere permanent. I wondered what everyone does to occupy their time. I can find...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2007, 9:13 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 18,170
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Spanish property crash has begun...

So not on page 3 then?
Spent last month with 'Er indoors on the Costa del Sol looking at propertiies. Everything vastly overpriced. Some had been on the market for years. (serves them right for...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2007, 9:12 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 18,170
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Spanish property crash has begun...

I couldn't have put it better myself. If he gets in God help us all.
Forum: Spain
Feb 17th 2007, 6:31 am
Replies: 49
Views: 2,494
Posted By hrothgar

Re: So Much To Think About

Oh I forgot to mention I smoke a pipe at the same time - like to beat that?
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2007, 3:33 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,494
Posted By hrothgar

Re: So Much To Think About

I don't have any problems. I can watch tv, drink beer and eat peanuts simultaneously.
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2007, 3:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By hrothgar

Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2007, 9:21 am
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Medicines

Serves you right.
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2007, 7:51 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 22,494
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Do Spanish Senorita`s like English Men ?

No you wouldn't. You'd get dragged away by the thought police.
Forum: Spain
Feb 11th 2007, 5:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Tax tax and more tax

You've just made my day! Part of my pension pot is an annuity. In fact quite a large portion of it. That's reduced my tax liability nicely.
Forum: Spain
Feb 11th 2007, 11:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Tax tax and more tax

Thanks for that - what a relief, apparently you DO get a personal allowance after all! But after checking again I'll STILL be paying more than twice as much tax as in the UK. (But then I won't be...
Forum: Spain
Feb 11th 2007, 9:58 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By hrothgar

Re: Tax tax and more tax

Having checked on a tax info site apparently the answer is yes.
Forum: Spain
Feb 11th 2007, 9:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By hrothgar

Tax tax and more tax

Whilst checking all pros and cons of moving to Spain,I thought I'd check out the tax situation. I found to my horror that I will be paying thousands of pounds more tax than in the UK because income...
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