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Forum: Spain
Nov 23rd 2016, 1:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By ukthesis

Re: UK house insurance - unoccupied for up to 5 months in a year

If you know of a utilities company that does not levy a standing charge, can you please let me know?

Returning to the UK each month for a day or two to satisfy an insurance company, isn't...
Forum: Spain
Nov 22nd 2016, 2:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By ukthesis

Re: UK house insurance - unoccupied for up to 5 months in a year

I looked around, and found a utilities supplier that (they say) charge a lower than average standing charge. So although leaving the house unoccupied will incur this charge, it could be worse.
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Forum: Spain
Nov 22nd 2016, 2:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By ukthesis

Re: UK house insurance - unoccupied for up to 5 months in a year

Thanks for this.

There is also the issue of Council Tax. My understanding is that there is no provision for paying it part of the year for only when the house is actually occupied. You have to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 22nd 2016, 12:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By ukthesis

UK house insurance - unoccupied for up to 5 months in a year

I hope in 2017 to live outside the UK for up to 5 months in a year. For 3 months and for 2 months later in the year. However, I want to keep my UK house in case of an emergency. I own the UK house....
Forum: Spain
Aug 6th 2016, 11:17 am
Replies: 204
Views: 23,823
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Historic moment: EU Referendum

Yes, but I wonder how many Spanish pensioners live in the UK. I would imagine that only a fraction of the number of our pensioners in Spain. This could mean that Spain feels under little obligation...
Forum: Spain
Aug 5th 2016, 6:38 am
Replies: 204
Views: 23,823
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Historic moment: EU Referendum

My own guess is this.

The visa requirements to leave and return to Spain for UK expats will be either non-existent, or very light post-Brexit. Because the Spanish government will not want their...
Replies: 14
Views: 9,959
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Maximum time out of country on spouse visa

Here is that advice. I know that I also, on a forum, tried to pin down the experts there as to what this meant in practice. They gave their opinion that it meant that if you were away for 6 months...
Replies: 14
Views: 9,959
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Maximum time out of country on spouse visa

OK, and I understand. But if you want, I can dig out the advice which is actually on the internet on this (that I printed out). As I say, this was also something my own spouse was concerned about...
Replies: 14
Views: 9,959
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Maximum time out of country on spouse visa

This is my understanding:
The ECO guidance rules on the internet say that this time out of the UK is negotiable. There is no "fixed" time you can leave the UK under the spouse visa in a year. ...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2016, 2:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,820
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Paying for health care in Spain

Is there any website, in English, where I can find out more please? Specifically as it applies to myself (UK born and bred and coming up to the UK state pension age) and my wife (Ukrainian, aged 52,...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2016, 1:25 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,820
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Paying for health care in Spain

I got it today from a UK immigration forum. Anyhow, so when I get my UK state pension at 65, do I get similar health care by length and type in Spain as I will presently get in the UK? Or perhaps...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2016, 12:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,820
Posted By ukthesis

Paying for health care in Spain

Although Spain is in the EU, I am advised that as of 2015, I would have to pay myself for at least part of the health care I would receive living in Spain. I am near to the UK state pension age of...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Europe outside the EU

But as I may have already explained she has family commitments in Moldova, so it's not like she may need to go there temporarily regardless of the UK residency rules for citizenship. This is why I...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Europe outside the EU

I'm a bit confused. She applies and gets, let's say, settlement, or the ILR visa. This is after 5 years (I meet the financial requirement).

In order to get ILR she does not have to obey the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Europe outside the EU

Thanks. Really, my query is simple. I am married to a lady who presently live in Moldova (next to Romania). In a year or two we may decide that she needs to reside with me (I am a UK national) in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ukthesis

Europe outside the EU

If I want to post a query about someone who lives in Moldova, sited in "Europe" but outside of the European Union, which forum do I use on this site? I can see Europe listed as a forum topic but it...
Oct 30th 2015, 2:20 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

Nothing better to do with your time perhaps, except sarcasm?
Oct 29th 2015, 9:48 am
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

It may not be taxed but it is liable to taxation if it means he goes over his HMRC tax allowance (taken together with his other income).

I have a friend who lives outside the EU, in a frozen...
Oct 28th 2015, 11:22 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

In another post today, I showed the list of the top countries for former UK residents to live in. In fact Australia tops the list by some length (a frozen pension country). Outside of the EU and...
Oct 28th 2015, 9:40 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

But the countries where the uprated pensions are paid don't include those with largest number of Brits living abroad, outside of the EU and the USA (BBC News source). This is the list (and why these...
Oct 28th 2015, 8:50 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

Pity about losing the Winter Fuel Payment though this year ... £200
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2015, 6:25 pm
Oct 28th 2015, 6:03 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

Yes, I've seen the list. As you say, there may be an agreement, who knows? But any expat living in Australia, Canada and New Zealand among other places is in the frozen pensions system. For...
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2015, 2:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,275
Posted By ukthesis

Re: english books for spanish theory driving test

If you passed your driving test in the UK and have a valid UK driving license, do you need to take the test again? I go to Moldova (outside the EU) and a Brit living over there permanently has shown...
Oct 28th 2015, 2:02 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 565,725
Posted By ukthesis

Re: Leaving the EU

As stated, there are downsides. The most important for those retired is that outside the EU (with some exceptions like America) UK state pensions are not uprated as they are in the UK annually. So...
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