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Forum: Spain
Nov 6th 2020, 11:15 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By iant

Re: Driving through Spain?

A week go, following the recent the introduction of new restrictions in Spain, I drove from Ayamonte on the Spanish border with Portugal to Madrid via Merida on the A 5 and then, a few days later, on...
Forum: Spain
Aug 24th 2020, 11:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,970
Posted By iant

Re: Driving from UK to Spain via Calais

If you prefer to go via Madrid choose the A 5 from there for Merida where you pick up the A 66. for Sevilla. The A 5 is far better and less busy than the A 4 Cordoba route. This I learnt having made...
Forum: Spain
May 3rd 2020, 7:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By iant

Re: Sad news - Michael Robinson

When I lived in Madrid I occasionally bumped into Michael socially; he was always cheerful and showed the rest of us expats how to integrate into the Spanish way of life, including mastering the...
Forum: Spain
Jan 3rd 2020, 6:00 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,096
Posted By iant

Re: The 2020 changes to the electricity bills in Spain.

On the question of the standing charge, has anyone discovered a way of reducing the cost of same when the property is only used for a limited period each year?
iant
Forum: Spain
Jul 1st 2019, 7:25 am
Replies: 29
Views: 9,321
Posted By iant

re: Polluted beaches

Has anybody tried to contact Giahsa, the company responsible for water treatment in the Ayamonte area?
iant
Forum: Spain
Apr 25th 2018, 10:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By iant

Re: Medical Insurance

I was with Sanitas in Madrid for many years, before returning to live in the UK, and was very satisfied with the treatment received and the cover provided. In fact, here in the UK my cover is with...
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2018, 12:32 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 473
Posted By iant

Storm damage in the El Puerto de Santa Maria area

A group of friends plan to have a week playing golf based in El Puerto de Santa Maria area of the Cadiz province in May and some have expressed concern about damage done by the recent storms,...
Forum: Spain
Nov 19th 2017, 5:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By iant

Re: Valor cadastral

I also noted that the "recibo" from the bank for the IBI payment did not give a "valor catastral" and was advised to get the details from the local taxes office, just off Plaza Laguna, almost...
Forum: Spain
Jan 13th 2017, 10:38 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By iant

Re: private healthcare

Before returning to live in the UK I lived in Madrid and used Sanitas (part of the BUPA group) for many years and was very happy with them. Not sure about the level of cover they provide in the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 27th 2016, 5:00 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,813
Posted By iant

Re: Petition for continued rights to healthcare...

Thanks Fred, that is what I had assumed.
iant
Forum: Spain
Aug 27th 2016, 12:07 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,813
Posted By iant

Re: Petition for continued rights to healthcare...

As a matter of interest Fred, what happens with UK citizens who are entitled to a full Spanish state pension, having contributed to the Spanish social security system for the requisite number of...
Forum: Spain
Jul 31st 2016, 6:43 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By iant

Re: moving back to UK with property sale funds

I am surprised that no mention has been made of the plusvalia tax due to the local ayuntamiento. We moved back to the UK almost 5 years ago and the amount of tax due to the town hall (Madrid...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 16th 2014, 7:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By iant

Re: Golf courses in the Tavira/Cabanas area

Thanks to you both for the feedback. No mention of the Ballesteros course?

iant
Forum: Portugal
Jul 12th 2014, 10:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By iant

Golf courses in the Tavira/Cabanas area

I will be organizing a week's golf in June next year based in the Tavira/Cabanas area and would much welcome suggestions as to the best courses within say 30 kms. We will be approx. 12 players and...
Forum: Spain
Feb 9th 2013, 10:21 am
Replies: 809
Views: 138,105
Posted By iant

Re: Golf Club

Well done Chris. Delighted that you are so committed to the course and the area.

Hope to see you later this month.

iant
Forum: Spain
Aug 5th 2012, 8:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,380
Posted By iant

Re: Servicio de gestion Tributaria

The property tax is Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles (IBI) and as far as I can make out from the Huelva website of the Oficina de Gestion Tributaria there would not appear to be an option to pay on...
Forum: Spain
Oct 10th 2011, 11:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By iant

Re: La Caixa bank

If you mean what has historically been known as La Caixa then you should know that it is the most solid of the Spanish savings banks (cajas de ahorro) and has recently been converted into a normal...
Sep 25th 2011, 9:05 am
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By iant

Compatibility of electrical goods - Spain/UK

We plan to return to the UK from Spain in the near future and would welcome learning from others' experience re compatibility of items such as TVs, fridges, freezers, etc, purchased in Spain, for use...
Sep 15th 2011, 7:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,968
Posted By iant

Exchanging Spanish driving licence for UK licence

I may soon be returning to live in the UK after many years living in Spain and, as I am over 70, my original UK driving licence has presumably expired. In this situation, does anyone have experience...
Forum: Spain
Mar 13th 2011, 10:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 9,830
Posted By iant

Re: Bus service Ayamonte to Seville

According to the Damas website there are 4 buses a day from Ayamonte to Sevilla during the week. Cost is about €12 per trip and takes about two hours thirty minutes.
Hope this helps.
iant
Feb 20th 2011, 5:01 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,356,236
Posted By iant

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

We are planning to return to the UK after some 40 plus years, mainly in Spain, and would be most grateful for other people's experiences on returning from Spain. For example, best timing of move for...
Forum: Spain
Feb 6th 2011, 8:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By iant

Re: IBI and other taxes Help

Using Google I came up with Ifra-Asesores with several offices in the province of Murcia. They claim to be bilingual, but their web site ifra-asesores.com is only in Spanish. Their main office phone...
Forum: Spain
Dec 8th 2010, 3:06 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 4,628
Posted By iant

Re: Smoking Ban, Part.........

Ita all a question of parliamentary majorities. PP has a majority in the Senate and thus was able to incorporate the amendments re smokers' areas, timing of the introduction of the law, etc. The...
Forum: Spain
Nov 25th 2010, 11:02 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,459
Posted By iant

Re: alcala de henares or aranjuez

Although I have lived near Madrid for many years and have visited both Alcalá de Henares and Aranjuez on several occasions, I cannot profess to have any detailed knowledge on them. However, after...
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