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Forum: Spain
Aug 11th 2019, 4:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By thestens

Advice for the non-technical. Gas/Electric stove.

We have a small holiday house in Murcia inherited from my late mother in law. It is approx 40 years old and some of the major appliances are now well past the 'sell by date. Principal of these is...
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2011, 6:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By thestens

Re: IBI and other taxes Help

We have tried that. No bilingual ones came up in our area but we are sure there are some, as there are a lot of Brits round there. Also we would prefer to use someone who is recommended if possible.
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2011, 1:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By thestens

Re: IBI and other taxes Help

Thanks for that MB. I doubt there would be any income tax but definitely the non residents and council taxes.
Gestor seems to be the way to go. The difficulty is finding a bilingual one when we are...
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2011, 11:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By thestens

IBI and other taxes Help

My 88 year old mother in law has a house in Santiago De La Ribera( Murcia). It is used infrequently ( 6 weeks a year max). It seems that my wife and I are becoming more and more responsible for...
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2011, 3:37 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By thestens

Bi-lingual Gestor

We need some help in sorting out some paperwork/tax issues relating to my mothers house in Spain. So can anyone recommend a trustworthy bi-lingual gestor in the St Javier/Los Alcazares area of Murcia...
Forum: Spain
Dec 16th 2010, 8:37 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By thestens

Bi-lingual Gestor.

Hi if you have read our earlier posting re what to do with my mother's house you will be aware that we need some legal sorting out done re taxes. So anyone know of a good trustworth gestor in the...
Forum: Spain
Dec 15th 2010, 10:01 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By thestens

Re: What to do about house?

Hmmm! More complicated than I thought. The gestor sounds like a good idea. Can anyone recommend a bilingual one around the Los Alcazares / San Javier area (Costa Calida / Mar Menor)? Can I presume...
Forum: Spain
Dec 15th 2010, 7:12 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By thestens

Re: What to do about house?

Thanks again for help! Sorry to sound thick - again, but what is a gestor? Secondly, exactly which taxes, as non resident, should she have been paying? I know about the local tax, I think, but what...
Forum: Spain
Dec 15th 2010, 6:04 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By thestens

Re: What to do about house?

Crikey!! 500 euros a year!! Its only a tiny house - cost about £20 000 in about 1988, worth maybe 90 000 euros max now - if we could sell it!!! We have all the old receipts for local tax up to 2001...
Forum: Spain
Dec 15th 2010, 8:48 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By thestens

Re: What to do about house?

Any idea how much the taxes are each year??
Forum: Spain
Dec 15th 2010, 8:25 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By thestens

Re: What to do about house?

Thank you all for your replies. We are not Spanish residents and my mum does not live in the house. As you suggest, we need to see a Spanish lawyer. We don't want to get into a situation where we...
Forum: Spain
Dec 14th 2010, 3:41 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By thestens

What to do about house?

Hi. My mum, who is 88, owns a small house in Spain. She has made a Spanish will, leaving the house to me, her only child. The house is worth about 90 000 euros. Would she be better to give it to me...
Forum: Spain
Dec 3rd 2010, 5:04 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,472
Posted By thestens

Mar Menor Sailing Boat Moorings.

Long shot I know but maybe someone out there may be able to help. I have the use of my mother in laws bungalow in Santiago de La Ribera for about 6 weeeks a year. I was wondering about taking a small...
Forum: Spain
Nov 3rd 2010, 5:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By thestens

A7 Tolls

Driving down to Mar Menor from UK next week and have got the French bit sorted very little in the way of tolls to pay but having a bit of difficulty with the A7. Where exactly are the toll sections?...
Forum: Spain
Oct 12th 2010, 3:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By thestens

Re: I thought this was simple!

Thanks for the advice. I am probably being a bit thick here but will I definately need to get a new ariel installed or will the old one pick up the digital system?
Forum: Spain
Oct 12th 2010, 2:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By thestens

I thought this was simple!

I have a post just a few places down. What it says is that I am thinking of buying a TV for my mother in law's place in Murcia. She is not there full time and we only visit twice a year and in total...
Forum: Spain
Oct 12th 2010, 12:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By thestens

Re: Eroski TV's

Digital aerial ? There is just an aerial up a pole its been there for about 20 years I think. The old 12 inch portable doesn't get a thing we assumed it was the TV that was broken.
180€ seem a bit...
Forum: Spain
Oct 12th 2010, 10:15 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By thestens

Eroski TV's

I will be in Spain next week and need to replace my mother in laws TV( it's her house and the 8 year old 12 inch portable has given up the ghost.) I have seen that Eroski have a 19 inch model LCD -...
Forum: Spain
Mar 23rd 2010, 8:39 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By thestens

Real Casino in Murcia

Anyone know of its present status. It seems to have been closed for about three years. We used to go when we visited Santiago De La Ribera with Mother in Law . A walk around the town a bit of...
Forum: Spain
Mar 14th 2010, 8:37 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 14,434
Posted By thestens

Re: Dvds in Spain??

Thanks for all the help - some of it way over my head. I dont have a DVD player in England. We take my mother in law to her place in Murcia twice a year and the last time we were there the 15 year...
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2010, 12:32 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 14,434
Posted By thestens

Re: Dvds in Spain??

Region thing? Have not really explored DVDs yet so this just a query to see how you go about this thing.
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2010, 8:24 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By thestens

Real Casino De Murcia

I visit the Murcia area( Santiago De La Ribera) every 6 th month or so and a few years back we visited the Real Casino in Murcia. It closed for renovations 2/3 years ago and I am finding it difficult...
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2010, 6:45 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 17,939
Posted By thestens

Re: Is Spain still much cheaper than the UK?

I like the sea too - house in Santiago de la Ribera - lovely to walk along the sea front early in the morning in the sun when you know it will be cold and grey in UK!!
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2010, 6:32 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 14,434
Posted By thestens

Dvds in Spain??

If I buy a DvD player and TV in Spain will i be able to play my British DVDs on it?
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