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Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2016, 3:28 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Cash transfer paying off mortgage

Yes I'm aware we need to have the escritura amended. The Leeds informed me as such, as far as they are concerned it will be redeemed, but the Spanish require us to pay to have their interest removed,...
Forum: Spain
Feb 12th 2016, 7:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bri and Katee

Cash transfer paying off mortgage

Does anyone know the position with HSBC? Last time I wanted to transfer cash to pay off some of what I owed on the mortgage (10.000UK£) they refused to do it because it was over £10.000? The transfer...
Forum: Spain
Dec 17th 2015, 8:15 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,689
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Rajoy gets Smacked

Rajoy is nothing more than the Spanish Cameron.

Good for those who have money and highly paid jobs. To the millions of ordinary people living day to day, he is a dangerous nightmare who cares not...
Forum: Spain
Dec 10th 2015, 5:38 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Information about NIF

Small shops may ask you for photo id, but my experience is large shops do not. For instance AlCampo, Ikea, et al have self service checkouts installed now. So whether you use them or the normal...
Forum: Spain
Dec 6th 2015, 5:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,540
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: MONOVAR

Sorry I can't help even though we only live up the road about 20kilometres, I'm ashamed to say we have never visited them.

However if you are on facebook its worth doing a search with elda and...
Forum: Spain
Nov 30th 2015, 6:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: House hunting in Murcia

You should find something easily enough in that price bracket.

What I would advise is do your homework first. We have had our house in Murcia region for 10 years now and still find something to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 21st 2015, 8:17 am
Replies: 54
Views: 13,514
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: My wife has been put off moving to Costa Blanca due to burglary

Nothing wrong with your facebook. Its the buying selling sites you need. They don't just buy and sell but offer local info. You post a question on them and invariably you will get replies to your...
Forum: Spain
Nov 20th 2015, 8:12 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 13,514
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: My wife has been put off moving to Costa Blanca due to burglary

We've been burgled, back in 2008. This summer I tackled a bloke and his partner who scaled our fence on the lookout for a quick robbery, I got a brick in the ribs for my trouble!

There is crime...
Forum: Spain
Nov 18th 2015, 11:55 am
Replies: 48
Views: 32,955
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Keeping a UK registered car in Spain

You have it wrong. According to dvla you can drive a foreign registered car as a UK resident in the UK. As long as that vehicle is only visiting the country and is not being kept there in which case...
Forum: Spain
Nov 18th 2015, 7:22 am
Replies: 48
Views: 32,955
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Keeping a UK registered car in Spain

We had a UK registered car that we exported to Spain and re-registered it here. Since doing that it has been driven back to the UK, in fact this year we drove it back, all the way to Yorkshire, drove...
Forum: Spain
Nov 15th 2015, 3:43 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,541
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Spaniard pavement hoggers

I actually stopped at a zebra crossing in Yecla, to allow a woman with a childs pushchair to cross. She got level with the edge of my bonnet at the centre of the road, when the car behind decided she...
Forum: Spain
Nov 14th 2015, 7:17 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,541
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Spaniard pavement hoggers

I've noticed in the villages around us which mostly have narrow roads, enough room to pass with care, the Spanish will not give an inch when driving. They leave it up to you to drive into the road...
Forum: Spain
Nov 13th 2015, 4:10 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 10,496
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Inheritance tax if you are Spanish resident

Just popped back to give an update. This morning our friend received a further letter from the UK hospital. Following what was mentioned on here, I repeated it to her, she took the advice and wrote a...
Forum: Spain
Nov 12th 2015, 12:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Marbella is a nightmare........

Sad fact is that most conveyancers don't give a damn if the property turns out to be illegal. If the gullible foreigners want to be parted from their money who are we to stand in their way seems to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 6th 2015, 1:30 am
Replies: 34
Views: 10,496
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Inheritance tax if you are Spanish resident

I was told it was the Spanish equivelent of the E111 ehic? It's fairly complicated with him being a British national, she is a US national and not altogether up and running with all the paperwork,...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2015, 7:43 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 10,496
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Inheritance tax if you are Spanish resident

Just to let you know. Today this lady received another kick in the teeth. Her husbands illness (cancer) was detected when he collapsed on arrival at Stanstead airport in the UK. He was rushed to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 4th 2015, 6:05 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 10,496
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Inheritance tax if you are Spanish resident

Cheers for the answers guys, yes we are in Murcia region, so it looks like she is going to have to pay up in some way.

Which raises a question I have just thought of. Can she actually sell the...
Forum: Spain
Nov 4th 2015, 8:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Anyone's husbands work offshore?

Not personally but a close friend in our village works on the North Sea gas rigs. He does two weeks on and three weeks off - no annual leave or holidays. While I have never enquired as to his salary...
Forum: Spain
Nov 3rd 2015, 7:46 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 10,496
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Inheritance tax if you are Spanish resident

While still on this subject can I ask what the rate of IHT would be for a retired tax resident whose husband has just died last week? They had been tax resident for 2 years

She came back from the...
Forum: Spain
Oct 31st 2015, 6:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: What's 'no junk mail' in Spanish

Almost correct. We have a letterbox on the gatepost, it has never had mail delivered to it. For a couple of years we were handed our mail by another expat in the village. When we asked why it was...
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2015, 12:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,001
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: new kitchen

Ikea don't fit kitchens they subcontract it to a local carpinteria. You can get a good one who takes pride in their work or a poor one who doesn't give a damn,

A friend in our village got the...
Forum: Spain
Oct 23rd 2015, 6:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Obtaining Spanish Mortgages

Don't forget you can also get a euro mortage. This is offered by the Leeds Building Society in the UK via its Gibraltar branch. It allows the purchase of property in Spain or Portugal.
Forum: Spain
Oct 19th 2015, 2:38 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,532
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: UK car coming to Spain-register??

1. YES. Irrespective of your length of stay, the vehicle is in the country for longer than the requisite period of time.
2.To replate it there are a couple to choose from should you not want to do...
Forum: Spain
Oct 2nd 2015, 7:10 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 7,238
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Non resident bank account

The usual practice is to go to a bank present your NIE and passport for verification that you are non resident- there are forms that need a signature. Then the branch will set up your online account...
Forum: Spain
Oct 1st 2015, 6:11 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 16,053
Posted By Bri and Katee

Re: Getting medication in Spain

Gout medication is available over the counter for a couple of euro. This is given to dogs (1 tablet a day) not for gout but for the ongoing treatment of Leishmaniasis- a disease spread by flies.
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