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Forum: Spain
Sep 21st 2020, 12:58 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By Leper

Re: Proof of life

Rosemary, With due respects, all you have to do is travel to the City Hall and have your signature witnessed by an official there. It is essential travel for an essential purpose. I recommend you...
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2020, 8:27 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,118
Posted By Leper

Re: Deciding between areas in Spain for a holiday property, where to start?

1. Maximum Cost of Property = €170,000.00 appears (to me) to be main criterium and I'm OK with that. (circa 15% more for fees etc).
2. Confining your search to CdS, CdL is just that i.e. confining....
Forum: Spain
Jun 27th 2020, 11:18 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By Leper

Re: Best place to live in Spain

Write down a list of your needs in Spain e.g:-
1. Do you want Expat enclave or not?
2. Do you want to rent your Spanish property when you are not using it?
3. Are you retiring or do you need to...
Forum: Spain
Jun 13th 2020, 7:33 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By Leper

Re: What kind of holiday in Spain soon?

My Brit neighbours in Spain advise that Spain will reopen for holidaymakers from the UK with effect from 15th July 2020. However, there is a chance that the EU will instruct Spain to open earlier,...
Forum: Spain
Jun 4th 2020, 8:11 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,223
Posted By Leper

Re: Brit holiday makers are not welcome

Let's stick to the facts. British Holidaymakers are welcome in Spain and always were. The Tourism minister in Spain merely stated the UK must first get it's fight against Covid-19 act together. The...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2020, 6:39 am
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Leper

Re: Could lockdown be the death of bullfighting

So Bullfighting could end in Spain! - Every Cloud has a Silver Lining. Thank You Covid-19.
Forum: Spain
May 15th 2020, 8:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By Leper

Re: Advice Needed

Joppa is right (I don't know him/her). No matter what anybody will say on the forum, I reckon you're going to go ahead anyway. Therefore, I suggest you add "cycling facility" to your B&B. I think...
Forum: Spain
Jan 20th 2020, 8:28 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Leper

Re: Costs of buying ?

1. Allow about 15% on the purchase price to cover fees, taxes etc.
- - - - - - and then . . . . . .
2. Before you pay any utility (electricity, water, refuse ) allow a further €2000.00...
Forum: Spain
Jan 3rd 2020, 9:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Leper

Re: Costa Del Sol Advice please...

We live in Mojacar Playa (Costa Almeria) which is 2 hours drive east of Málaga. It is a resort populated equally by Spaniards/expats. Except for two hotel complexes at either end of the resort and...
Forum: Spain
Dec 16th 2019, 8:48 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Leper

Re: Spain vs ???

Spain:-
1. Accessibility. Airports, road infrastructure. Easiness of coming and going.
2. Sun.
3. Quality of life.
4. Cheaper and better lifestyle.
5. English is spoken throughout the Costas and...
Forum: Spain
Nov 22nd 2019, 3:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Leper

Re: Renting: all the money up front?

You know what? I am not surprised. I bet the OP is honest, elderly, talkative, anxious for some winter/spring sunshine and almost has "Mug" written on his forehead. I've seen this from several estate...
Forum: Spain
Nov 3rd 2019, 9:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By Leper

Re: Buyers rights in Spain?

Put it down to experience . . . and move on . . . . it's only a duvet . . . the person selling probably needed the money more than you. Sorry!
Forum: Spain
Oct 31st 2019, 9:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Leper

Re: Rental properties in spain

Hi Dave, Sorry if I sounded brash (I am a brash person!). I don't know what you mean by semi retirement. Do you want to try and get work in Spain as in having a Spanish employer? If so, I'd advise...
Forum: Spain
Oct 31st 2019, 9:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Leper

Re: Rental properties in spain

Hi Dave. We don't know to where you intend to move. We don't know if you are retired. We don't know if you wish to work. We don't know if you're returning to the UK for summer months and renting out...
Forum: Spain
Oct 31st 2019, 8:15 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,848
Posted By Leper

Re: Property market crash coming

There's no property crash coming. OK some Brits are sitting on their Spanish property while eyeing Brexit or NoBrexit. There is increasing interest in Spanish property from countries like Belgium,...
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2019, 7:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Leper

Re: Thinking of moving to Spain - Good areas to consider please?

1. Advice Before You Move:- Do not sell your home in the UK. Rent it out and perhaps money gained will sponsor what expenses are ahead.
2. Rent in Spain for at least 5 months in the off season....
Forum: Spain
Jul 9th 2019, 8:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By Leper

Re: dream move

£100,000.00 will get you a decent apartment in Mojacar Playa where we live. There is a Brit expat community there and many of them owned homes in other Costas before moving for good. And the beach...
Forum: Spain
Jul 5th 2019, 9:07 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Leper

Wink Re: will we look back at 2014 and say we bought at the bottom!

I'll take "rude" over property devaluation anytime.
Forum: Spain
Jul 4th 2019, 8:43 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Leper

Re: will we look back at 2014 and say we bought at the bottom!

1. I don't know anybody who buys property and wishes that it will decrease in value.
2. Naturally, all my Brit neighbours bought just for holidays and family promotion and have no interest in the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 2nd 2019, 6:37 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,983
Posted By Leper

Re: Moving to Spain in next few months

1. I've just picked myself up off the floor when I read you are going to an exhibition A Place in the Sun.
2. You are probably going to spend money on the 2nd most expensive purchase you ever made....
Forum: Spain
Jul 2nd 2019, 4:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Leper

Re: will we look back at 2014 and say we bought at the bottom!

Recessions come in cycles and I have no reason to believe it will ever change. I wish I could be more positive.
Forum: Spain
Jul 1st 2019, 7:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Leper

Re: will we look back at 2014 and say we bought at the bottom!

The rising tide in Spain is not lifting all ships. Many properties have recovered some of their pre 2008 value, but many have not. There are various reasons. I'm concerned about another recession on...
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2019, 7:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Leper

Re: holiday home

The exchange rate of the £ and € is important with the chance Brexit looming.
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2019, 7:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Leper

Re: holiday home

Like some have said there has been a 15%+ rise in the price of some property in coastal Spain since the crash. This (according to a real estate agent with whom I'm friendly and who claims...
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2019, 4:05 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,945
Posted By Leper

Re: Is there any animosity about brixit

1. Since the referendum I've been advising every Brit that'll listen that if they qualify, apply for an Irish passport asap. If your grandfather, grandmother, mother, father was Irish then you...
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