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Forum: Spain
Feb 7th 2015, 4:31 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,411
Posted By scampicat

Re: Exterminate... (More houses demolished)

Ours was never deemed illegal, but unknown to us, the deeds had never been updated by previous owners who had done various alterations. This was not pointed out by the solicitor who we used when...
Forum: Spain
Feb 7th 2015, 4:25 pm
Forum: Spain
Feb 7th 2015, 4:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By scampicat

Re: Should I come back ??

Absolutely agree.

In fact the last three of the eight years we were in Spain, we spent about five months in the UK, coming back permanently (to a dark and cold December ) at the end of 2011.
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Forum: Spain
Feb 7th 2015, 3:59 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By scampicat

Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2015, 3:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By scampicat

Re: Selling house and Reinvesting in another

Thank you, we are over the time limit anyway. I know there is no tax to pay, just wondered what the time limit was :)
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2015, 2:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By scampicat

Re: Selling house and Reinvesting in another

We have paid any taxes that our lawyer said we owed before we left Spain.

What is the time limit though, to re-invest? Is it two or three years?
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2015, 1:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By scampicat

Selling house and Reinvesting in another

Hi there, a long time no see.

What is the rule for selling a house and re-investing the profits in another? I know there used to be something about if you re-invested within a certain time you...
Forum: Spain
Sep 16th 2014, 8:42 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,223
Posted By scampicat

Re: Costa Tropical places to visit

OK, fine, I just wanted to make you aware that it does get cold on the coast as some people don't realise.

Even in the mountain villages, at 1000m or less the snow does not usually hang around for...
Forum: Spain
Sep 16th 2014, 8:23 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,223
Posted By scampicat

Re: Costa Tropical places to visit

Under normal conditions, no, it does not snow on the coast (although it is cold), but it does occasionally. In 2005 there was snow on the coast that lasted a few days and a frost that went all into...
Forum: Spain
Sep 16th 2014, 4:46 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,223
Posted By scampicat

Re: Costa Tropical places to visit

The Alpujarran white villages are in the mountains at various heights. Yegen is 1000 metres above sea level (about the height of Snowdon). Therefore yes, it gets cold in the winter and there is...
Forum: Spain
Sep 15th 2014, 11:28 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,223
Posted By scampicat

Re: Costa Tropical places to visit

Yegen, central Alpujarras. Traditional Spanish white village, some British, Dutch and Scandinavian expats. Eduardo's bar La Fuente for Spanish, Loranne's Bar El Tinao for Brits and Spanish. Just...
Forum: Spain
Aug 17th 2014, 3:50 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,475
Posted By scampicat

Re: More scare mongering?

She lives in Granada province.

Thanks for your input, and also Fred James, very helpful.:thumbsup:
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2014, 7:48 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,475
Posted By scampicat

Re: More scare mongering?

My friend in Spain was widowed just after Christmas. Their house is in joint names.

Will she have to pay any IHT or other taxes connected with the house (permanent residents)?
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2014, 4:40 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By scampicat

Re: The Expat Honesty Trap

This was the thing I found most difficult about living in Spain. I actually found it very stressful

The other expats (and some of the Spaniards) in our village thought we were mad for...
Forum: Spain
Aug 8th 2014, 9:41 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By scampicat

Re: How did you choose

Ah no! The mule is Chico. (He is a mule, not a donkey).

There is a good story around Chico. He spent the first seven years of his life living in a meadow at 2000 metres at the top of a pass...
Forum: Spain
Aug 8th 2014, 9:34 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By scampicat

Re: How did you choose

There were never a lot a 'plastic' views compared to many places and in the years we were there it began to diminish.

There were one or two British expats there who wouldn't speak to me either,...
Forum: Spain
Aug 8th 2014, 4:23 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By scampicat

Re: How did you choose

What cheeky label?????
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2014, 6:30 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By scampicat

Re: How did you choose

We had considered a move to the sun for a while, but it was going to be Greece. Then we came to visit friends who had moved to a village in Las Alpujarras (we'd never been to Spain before) and...
Forum: Spain
Jul 24th 2014, 6:38 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By scampicat

Re: Assisted dying

Like Lord Carey, I too have changed my mind

My main objection to assisted suicide was that, like abortion, the carefully thought out checks and balances would be eroded and eroded until the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 5th 2014, 10:00 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,435
Posted By scampicat

Re: Benefit fraud team in Spain is recovering a record £5m of taxpayers’ money

Some Benefits (mainly for sickness and disablity if you continue to meet the criteria) and State Pension are payable if you live in the EU. Means-tested Benefits such as Pension Credit, Income...
Jun 7th 2014, 5:15 am
Replies: 1,966
Views: 103,886
Posted By scampicat

Re: Do you practice your faith?

OK, you'll have to have the short version.

I was an atheist although not as militantly so as some members of my family. I was not anti religion but I did not believe in God myself.

I met some...
Jun 6th 2014, 7:20 pm
Replies: 1,966
Views: 103,886
Posted By scampicat

Re: Do you practice your faith?

I have given my testimony publicly before now. Please understand that it is very important to me and that some of the abuse I have received because of it has been hurtful. It would be a bit like me...
Jun 6th 2014, 2:45 pm
Replies: 1,966
Views: 103,886
Posted By scampicat

Re: Do you practice your faith?

I will send you my testimony by pm to anyone who expresses an interest. I find if I post it openly on the forum it will get rubbished.

Yours is on it's way!

(ETA: Slight delay - file won't...
Jun 6th 2014, 7:32 am
Replies: 1,966
Views: 103,886
Posted By scampicat

Re: Do you practice your faith?

I was brought up in a family of Atheists. Thirty-four years ago at the age of thirty I became a Christian and I still practise my faith.

A friend of mine got christened and confirmed last year at...
May 30th 2014, 11:37 am
Replies: 3,748
Views: 112,758
Posted By scampicat

Re: UKIP starting to make enemies

:goodpost::goodpost:
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