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Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2012, 10:45 am
Replies: 23
Views: 16,320
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: spanish income tax v uk income tax

Unless you are approved for the NRLS scheme, either the agent or the tenant MUST deduct the tax from the rent. It is then up to you to reclaim any tax you may be able to when you make your annual UK...
Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2012, 8:38 am
Replies: 23
Views: 16,320
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: spanish income tax v uk income tax

That is incorrect advice. The NRLS doesn't exempt you from paying tax on rental income in the UK - that is not its purpose. All it means is that you receive your rent gross without the letting agent...
Forum: Spain
Feb 27th 2012, 9:48 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,245
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: The Andalucian Dialect

The Coca Cola problem exists in the UK too ;)
I used to own a pub dahn sarf and one night a customer from oop north asked for a "cork" (at least that's what it sounded like to my confuddled barman...
Forum: Spain
Feb 26th 2012, 8:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: car tax

Whoever owns the vehicle on Jan 01 cops for the car tax for the year. As long as you've got the vehicle properly registered in your name now the car tax bill should come to you...having said that, if...
Forum: Spain
Feb 23rd 2012, 7:11 am
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Hillybilly

The problem of tenants who don't pay

There have been a few discussions of late re the problem of non paying tenants and I came across this article in a Spanish newspaper this morning that may be of use/interest to landlords/prospective...
Forum: Spain
Feb 22nd 2012, 3:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: legal aid in spain

Yes well, good luck but don't hold your breath...
I had cause to call the Guardia Civil and subsequently denounce a (now ex obviously) boyfriend in 2009 for forced entry to my house and a physical...
Forum: Spain
Feb 20th 2012, 9:40 am
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Maternity Clinics In Spain

If your UK NI contributions are up to date, I think you may be able to get up to 2 years state (or reduced cost) health cover in Spain under the old E106 (now seems to be called the S1). You need to...
Forum: Spain
Feb 18th 2012, 8:18 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,224
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Boundary Wall

You will need to apply for a Licencia de Obra Menor - normally done through the Urbanismo dept of your town hall.
Forum: Spain
Feb 18th 2012, 7:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,056
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Alcaudete in Jaen

Hi and welcome Bedwells.
I don't live in Alcuadete but have been there many times, carrying out surveys on these "very reasonable" (= dirt cheap!) properties!
My first impressions of Alcaudete...
Forum: Spain
Jan 9th 2012, 12:32 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 5,940
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: buying a leasehold bar but still in uk

JLFS makes a very pertinent point. I would be asking myself why a bar that is "is only three years old still like new and kitted out with leather seat and nice decor" is up for sale (and probably has...
Forum: Spain
Jan 6th 2012, 7:53 am
Replies: 249
Views: 18,207
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Move to Spain? Is that sound or silly

As the others have said, if you have a guaranteed income then go for it!
I would suggest that you rent out your house, though, don't sell it, and rent wherever you're going to be based in Spain....
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2012, 7:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Grapefruit?

Yes...not all the time but supermarkets and greengrocers do stock them (ordinary and pink) when they're in season. I have one in my fruit bowl right now! Jealous? ;)
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2012, 6:22 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,862
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Do not buy in Spain at this time.

Could a moderator please come along and delete all these superfluous posts that have nothing to do with the topic???? Pleeeeeeease????? :thumbup:
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2012, 9:02 am
Replies: 74
Views: 9,641
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Firewood & gas for heating

Put on more clothes and move around a lot :rofl:
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2011, 12:29 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 14,396
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Do not buy in Spain at this time.

I've come across Spanish vendors who, in the last few months, have actually INCREASED their asking prices :rofl:
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2011, 11:07 am
Replies: 137
Views: 14,396
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Do not buy in Spain at this time.

Nov and Dec saw quite a few people buying in Spain (I know this not because I'm an estate agent but a surveyor and my workload directly reflects the state of the property market). They got the...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2011, 10:37 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,736
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Funding PayPal with a UK credit card

I have done what snikpoh has done. UK PayPal linked to UK bank card (but registered to a Spanish address) and a Spanish Paypal linked to a Spanish card. If needs must you can always transfer money to...
Forum: Spain
Dec 28th 2011, 10:19 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,943
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Good films

There's bad language all the way through it - but then again the 2 main characters are Irish ;) so to me it didn't seem out of place. It has some brilliant moments of black (and not so black) humour.
Forum: Spain
Dec 28th 2011, 9:18 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,943
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Good films

I watched "In Bruges" on TV last night and wasn't expecting it to be my cuppa tea but loved it! Plus I now want to visit Bruges...
Forum: Spain
Dec 24th 2011, 4:34 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,943
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Good films

The Full Monty
Little Miss Sunshine
Wild Hogs
Bombon El Perro
Volver
Moulin Rouge
Chocolat
Forum: Spain
Dec 21st 2011, 3:00 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,187
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Solar panels

Mine cost around 10k (DIY installation). 5.5kW for a 3 bed house but all gas kitchen (inc fridge) and no aircon or other electric heating. Can't recall the cost breakdown of the component parts!
Forum: Spain
Dec 21st 2011, 1:31 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,187
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: Solar panels

I have a solar powered house, got pretty much all the gear from http://www.generador-electrico.com/ in Ronda. Pay Edwin a visit and he'll talk you through the various options and be able to show you...
Forum: Spain
Dec 20th 2011, 4:03 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: RACC breakdown recovery service

What Missile said!
It always depends tho on where you break down. But Linea Directa are superb at answering the phone, speaking English (if that's important), texting you to tell you when the grua...
Forum: Spain
Dec 13th 2011, 5:01 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,217
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: eco building in spain

Not sure about the foam. How about dropping a slightly undersized polycarbonate (or similar) container of some sort into the deposito and insulating the gap between the concrete and the tank/liner?
Forum: Spain
Dec 13th 2011, 11:10 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,217
Posted By Hillybilly

Re: eco building in spain

If you don't already have it, I can recommend this book
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finca-Renovating-Old-Farmhouse-Spain/dp/8489954267
It is full of personal experiences & tips as well as resources. It...
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