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Forum: Spain
Sep 18th 2019, 6:28 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
Posted By spainrico

Re: Simple SetUp Home WiFi in Barcelona - Advice Needed

The price is 50€ per month inc IVA.

The unlimited calls from the landline is restricted to calls to fixed lines only and the mobile is max 200 mins per month included.

The great thing is ease...
Forum: Spain
Sep 17th 2019, 3:13 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
Posted By spainrico

Re: Simple SetUp Home WiFi in Barcelona - Advice Needed

I have recently relocated from an area with Movistar Fibre Optic (I had the 100MB service) to an inland village with no fibre optic (promised in the future) and so expected back to copper wires but...
Forum: Spain
Sep 14th 2019, 11:12 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,133
Posted By spainrico

Re: Severe weather warning

Yes the amount of building in that zone (I lived there years ago) is totally excessive and so all that tarmac and concrete mean the rain quickly becomes a river and flows to the lowest points causing...
Forum: Spain
Sep 14th 2019, 8:35 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,133
Posted By spainrico

Re: Severe weather warning

I have been in Spain nearly 20 years and never heard thunder or seen lightening like we had this morning at 6 am (just north-west of Alicante city) truly biblical and to be honest frightening as I am...
Forum: Spain
Sep 13th 2019, 8:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By spainrico

Re: Buying in Spain cost examples

The demand for both long term and holiday lets in certain parts of Spain is very strong:

https://www.pellicerheredia.com/en/investments/buying-property

Some might say that Spanish 'love red...
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2019, 7:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By spainrico

Re: Solar Power

I need to go back and talk to someone (usually Leroy merlin very helpful) I am connected to mains Iberdrola but I was just thinking about saving money and being green with a small system to...
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2019, 7:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By spainrico

Re: New British Ambassador Hugh Elliott arrives in Spain

Latest press release:

The British Ambassador meets with representatives of UK Nationals during his first week in office



The new British Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Hugh Elliott, met...
Forum: Spain
Sep 11th 2019, 8:02 am
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By spainrico

Solar Power

I was recently in Leroy Merlin and saw a solar system for 860€ as I have a large solarium that would make an ideal place to install I am starting to investigate what are the pros and cons -...
Forum: Spain
Sep 4th 2019, 6:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By spainrico

Latest statement on UK pension uprating

The Living in Spain Gov.UK site was recently updated to explain the plan for pension uprating:

'Pensions after Brexit
The UK government will continue to pay a State Pension to those eligible in...
Forum: Spain
Sep 3rd 2019, 6:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By spainrico

Re: UK Government announces £3 million grant to help UK nationals in the EU prep

Exactly Fred - How stupid was that! No wonder they don't know who is in the country.
Forum: Spain
Sep 2nd 2019, 2:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By spainrico

UK Government announces £3 million grant to help UK nationals in the EU prepare

Latest press release from British Embassy Madrid:

UK Government announces £3 million grant to help UK nationals in the EU prepare for Brexit

UK nationals who may struggle to complete their...
Forum: Spain
Aug 30th 2019, 6:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By spainrico

Re: New British Ambassador Hugh Elliott arrives in Spain

This was also attached to the press release -

Hugh Elliott biography



Hugh Elliott joined the Diplomatic Service in 1989. He takes up his post of British Ambassador to Spain and...
Forum: Spain
Aug 29th 2019, 5:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By spainrico

New British Ambassador Hugh Elliott arrives in Spain

This from a recent press release - British Embassy Madrid

Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2019, 8:06 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By spainrico

HMA Simon Manley bids farewell to UK Nationals in Spain

Press release from British Embassy Madrid:

I leave my almost six years as HMA to Spain with a wealth of wonderful memories of this fantastic country. I understand why so many UK Nationals choose...
Forum: Spain
Aug 5th 2019, 12:53 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By spainrico

Re: Capital Gains Tax: selling UK property and buying Spanish one

I cannot answer all the tax questions but I would warn you to think very carefully about a 'temporary' mortgage. Although interest rates look tempting the setup and redemption costs can be enormous...
Forum: Spain
Aug 4th 2019, 7:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By spainrico

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management

Yes good point.

Thanks to everyone who contributed - I have passed this onto my friend who has opted to take his business elsewhere.
Forum: Spain
Aug 1st 2019, 6:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By spainrico

Re: Spanish Bankers Draft Cheque Query

Managed to negotiate with the bank and have now got a better deal.
Forum: Spain
Jul 31st 2019, 12:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By spainrico

Re: Spanish Bankers Draft Cheque Query

Yes, I use Transferwise to move money Uk<Spain but I have been legally advised transferring money when buying property carries a big risk. Better to handover a cheque as the sellers sign over the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 31st 2019, 9:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By spainrico

Spanish Bankers Draft Cheque Query

Has anyone recently needed to arrange a guaranteed bankers draft cheque for a large sum of money (ie house purchase)?

If so please may I ask did you pay a flat fee or a percentage of the amount...
Forum: Spain
Jul 29th 2019, 12:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By spainrico

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management

Thanks very interesting. I was inquiring on behalf of a friend based in Italy who contacted me as they have offices in Spain.
Forum: Spain
Jul 24th 2019, 8:39 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By spainrico

Re: Process/tips/pitfalls re property

Start here

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-spain

https://www.pellicerheredia.com/en/real-estate

Do not rush into anything you need to know it is legal and has no debts. Use totally...
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2019, 7:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By spainrico

Re: Work remotely for UK company, live is Spain

Again (dare I mention) who knows how Brexit will rock the boat (Bring on Boris) By all means take feedback from here but I think you need professional advice.
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2019, 4:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By spainrico

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management

OK thanks....was not expecting it to go worldwide!
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2019, 2:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By spainrico

Alexander Peter Wealth Management

Has anybody dealt with this company? Any constructive feedback? Thanks.
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2019, 1:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By spainrico

Re: Lawyer for house purchase

Noooooooooooo - you are missing the point. It is a fact in Spain properties can be built without proper planning permission and whilst 'in the old days' this was sometimes solved by paying a fine at...
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