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Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2013, 12:29 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 38,384
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Funeral Care / Plans in Spain

Flotsum.... sounds interesting! - Importantly do you know anyone / comments from anyone who has made the claim.

Also I assume you keep paying for this annually for "ever" ?

I guess if we say...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2013, 10:02 am
Replies: 53
Views: 38,384
Posted By GrapeEater

Funeral Care / Plans in Spain

OK, lets have long overdue about funeral care in Spain. After a recent passing the inevitable has entered my head... what will happen to us and how will I pay for it here in Spain.

I guess quite a...
Forum: Spain
Aug 19th 2012, 2:59 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,613
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: I.B.I. (Rates) rise

Yes back on track...

How do we / who do we see for a revision as I think my IBI is too high compared to others in the area (even a few streets away with bigger plots and bigger houses). The latest...
Forum: Spain
Jun 15th 2012, 4:01 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,996
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Hondon Valley Internet Speeds

Hello Burt,

I am in the main valley between the two villages of Nieves and Frailes. There's info on these sites about Hondon (maybe a bit out of date):
> www.hondon.co.uk
>...
Forum: Spain
Jun 15th 2012, 2:58 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,718
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Idea for bussines

I live in the area and the general comments on here are about right. It is very rural and no tourist traffic outside of the summer / friends / relatives visiting or like yourself looking to 'test' /...
Forum: Spain
Jun 14th 2012, 3:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,996
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Hondon Valley Internet Speeds

The main provider in the Hondon Valley is COMENERSOL
>> http://www.comenersol.com/

They have been around for many years and most people have them. It's about 95% reliable (good for Spain)... They...
Forum: Spain
May 5th 2012, 6:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By GrapeEater

Dununcia for unpaid rent and domestic bills

A friend (who is 70 years old & does not need the stress) has tenant (with wife and 2 kids) who has and who is known (we know now) to be a serial non-payer of rent and bills for rental property.
...
Forum: Spain
Apr 5th 2012, 10:31 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,869
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Ryanair Yet Again - New Charges

DON'T TELL O'LEARY OR HE'LL PUT ON THE UPSELL OPTIONS ON HIS WEB SITE !!

Smile = €2.00
Cheery Hello = €3.00
Opt-out of stupid Scratch Cards / overpriced Duty-Free / Smokeless (I look stupid)...
Forum: Spain
Apr 5th 2012, 10:26 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,869
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Ryanair Yet Again - New Charges

... a good analogy!! :thumbsup:

This week I flew out with Ryanair (Horrible) and came back Thompsons :thumbsup: - the difference - simply amazing - so civilised and considerate. yes they have...
Forum: Spain
Apr 5th 2012, 10:17 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,869
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Ryanair Yet Again - New Charges

Oh yes ... there are some changes...
- The staff are even more bloody ignorant (in my experience)
- and it might be me but Ryanair have the monopoly on waiting on the Stairs at Alicante & Leeds
-...
Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2012, 5:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,482
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Hondón de las Nieves - Urban Plan

... oh and I forgot to add that they have just completed a handy cycle lane from teh Urb to the village at considerable cost. I doubt they'd have built that or they'll be ripping that up if the road...
Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2012, 5:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,482
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Hondón de las Nieves - Urban Plan

Hi TLM,
as a Hondon area resident I can concur with the above. You have really nothing to worry about. Long term proposals are made all the time with councils here and the UK (worldwide). I would...
Forum: Spain
Feb 9th 2012, 2:59 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 9,570
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Its a Gas!! Air Con Maintenance

Great answers!! Thanks.

I suspected theses annual check-ups were a bit dubious - I refused them 5 years ago as then they were €35 per unit per annum. I'm sure if they had spotted anything it would...
Forum: Spain
Feb 8th 2012, 5:51 am
Replies: 24
Views: 9,570
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Its a Gas!! Air Con Maintenance

Fair point. But I am guessing based on neighbour advice and looking over the web. I have two inverter units for repair and both have shown the same symptoms in the last three months. All the...
Forum: Spain
Feb 8th 2012, 5:44 am
Replies: 24
Views: 9,570
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Its a Gas!! Air Con Maintenance

Hi Rosemary,
Good Question... I am not that sure until I get an expert opinion, but it's something I have heard people say a few times around here.

I actually had to have the car air con done...
Forum: Spain
Feb 8th 2012, 5:25 am
Replies: 24
Views: 9,570
Posted By GrapeEater

Its a Gas!! Air Con Maintenance

Hola!

Quick Q... how much to pay for re-gassing air con' units? ( I guess size and make may influence things) .. but before I engage the local workforse for a quote I want to have a rough idea...
Forum: Spain
Dec 6th 2011, 11:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,056
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Annual Travel Insurance from Spain ??

Thanks. Have you had to make a claim yet?
You only find out how good they are when you make a claim... which happened to me in last years snow disruption.

Any other suggestions please?
Like to...
Forum: Spain
Dec 6th 2011, 9:45 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,056
Posted By GrapeEater

Annual Travel Insurance from Spain ??

I am looking for annual travel insurance for a couple from Spain to UK (Europe cover) - I suspect using MoneySuperMarket (Etc) will be for journeys starting in the UK so not valid.

Any advice or...
Forum: Spain
Dec 6th 2011, 9:39 am
Replies: 17
Views: 10,089
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: What's the Best PAYG Mobile deal in Spain?

Orange recently announced price increase on Contracts for January does this affect Spain as well?
Forum: Spain
Dec 3rd 2011, 6:44 am
Replies: 46
Views: 24,200
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Rent-To-Buy in Spain... Experience or Opinion

Well that sums it up!! Risky as hell for me :thumbdown:

Whilst I can see the merit in "try before you buy" it seems a potentially costly 'trial'. I would NOT risk giving the seller a hefty...
Forum: Spain
Dec 3rd 2011, 6:12 am
Replies: 119
Views: 6,256
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: UK Photo licence registration

After 90+ replies to this thread I am more confused than ever! :(:(

Sometimes wished I'd not started reading some threads they make my head hurt and actually become unhelpful if you know what I...
Forum: Spain
Nov 30th 2011, 6:59 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,619
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Ryanair shocks me again

There are not enough swear words in the English language to describe Ryanairs lack of customer service or 'care'! - Gawd what if you had an important business trip or medical appointment !! They just...
Forum: Spain
Nov 30th 2011, 6:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 10,089
Posted By GrapeEater

What's the Best PAYG Mobile deal in Spain?

Looking for a good deal on Pay As You Go mobiles that I can use cheaply for calls in Spain and the odd few to UK please?

Wife is using Yoigo (spelling?) but it's turning into more expensive than a...
Forum: Spain
Nov 30th 2011, 6:33 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 24,200
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Rent-To-Buy in Spain... Experience or Opinion

LOL !! You are a cheerful soul !! - The new Spanish Govenment will sort us out !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

so what is your suggestion then ?
Forum: Spain
Nov 30th 2011, 8:02 am
Replies: 46
Views: 24,200
Posted By GrapeEater

Re: Rent-To-Buy in Spain... Experience or Opinion

That's something else to consider in this econ' climate - by both parties.

EXAMPLE: If I'd of done a very long rent-to-buy 4 years ago and agreed purchase price of 250K then, but the post credit...
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