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Forum: Spain
Nov 20th 2014, 4:17 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,140
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Thinking of buying a holiday home - annual costs

I never mentioned renting a property out at all. I suggested that owning a holiday home does not limit anyone to just holidaying in that one place. Home swaps work well enabling the home owner to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 20th 2014, 2:58 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,140
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Thinking of buying a holiday home - annual costs

Buy a place and Join a house swap group and you can holiday anywhere in the world. You are not tied to one destination.

IMO renting is money down the drain unless short term to see if the area...
Forum: Spain
Nov 13th 2014, 11:39 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Moving to Spain... and looking for a place to live.

If the company operates usual Spanish working hours you will need to live as close as possible to your place of work.
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2014, 6:03 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 7,842
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Mini Valet//Car Wash

Tom, you wrote above that your lowest priced mini valet will be 12 Euros, so my question is how does this compare with the cost at the automatic car wash or the DIY one with power washers etc?
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Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2014, 4:46 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By whitelinen

Re: IBERDROLA CONTRACT GONE AWOL

Phone them, they have English speaking operators if required.

I have always found them most helpful when trying to sort out any problems.
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2014, 9:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Consulates/(ex-embassy) in Spain?

Googling can I have 2 british passports is surely enough publicity for anyone.

I know several people who have 2 and no they never travel to Israel or Africa
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2014, 2:11 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Consulates/(ex-embassy) in Spain?

Sorry to hear of your horrible experiences.

Its of little consequence now but you might consider having 2 passports if you travel in your business.

If you leave a couple of cards somewhere...
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2014, 12:27 am
Replies: 135
Views: 6,863
Posted By whitelinen

Re: RESIDENCY IN SPAIN

Tom it is what it is and no amount of questioning why this or that will resolve the problems.

An NIE is not the same as a UK NI number, to register Autonomos or an SL you will require much more...
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2014, 12:09 am
Replies: 135
Views: 6,863
Posted By whitelinen

Re: RESIDENCY IN SPAIN

Its one thing staying under the radar, spending money locally etc etc, however, its completely a whole different ball game if an immigrant starts up a business in Spain because not only do Spanish...
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2014, 1:17 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By whitelinen

Re: The Price you pay

Owners could earn far more by renting it out to tourists for 12 weeks a year.

There is always a reason why people do not do what you think they should :)
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2014, 1:11 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 7,842
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Mini Valet//Car Wash

Tom, IVA is 21%.

Equivalent autonomos in UK is definitely not 20% see what I have written above, you can google it to confirm.

Also look at segsocial site to find out more about autonomos...
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2014, 1:03 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 7,842
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Mini Valet//Car Wash

£0 per week if you register stating you dont expect to earn more than £5885 a year.

£2.75 per week above that.

Bonus in UK is that register as self employed and get immediate access to housing...
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2014, 11:51 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By whitelinen

Re: The Price you pay

This is usually because the owner continues to pays IBI and basura and not the tenant therefore there is a limit to any reduction.
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2014, 11:42 am
Replies: 101
Views: 7,842
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Mini Valet//Car Wash

The harsh reality of self employment in Spain is that you have to pay a minimum of Euros 260 a month autonomos (you can pay more if you want a bigger pension). IVA (VAT) is chargeable on all sales....
Forum: Spain
Oct 22nd 2014, 2:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,045
Posted By whitelinen

Re: frozen bank account upon death

You need to have separate accounts if you are a couple and internet banking with each having the others PIN nos and online banking details.

So when one or other of the couple dies the remaining...
Forum: Spain
Oct 22nd 2014, 11:33 am
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By whitelinen

Need translator in Valencia area

Asking for someone else who needs someone to go with them to a garage and buy a new car in Torrent.

The person they usually use for this type of thing has gone back to the UK
Forum: Spain
Oct 21st 2014, 2:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By whitelinen

Re: LOOKING FOR AN ENGLISH SPEAKING OPTICIAN

Missile....Looked on the Specsavers website which says that there is not one in Valencia, so maybe it has closed.
Forum: Spain
Oct 21st 2014, 11:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By whitelinen

LOOKING FOR AN ENGLISH SPEAKING OPTICIAN

Does anyone know of an English speaking optician in the Turis/Monserrat area or Valencia?
Forum: Spain
Mar 1st 2013, 6:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,105
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Prescription Charges....again

Generics are not the same at all. Generic manufacturers are allowed to vary the contents by 20%, hence why at least 15% of patients have adverse reactions.
Forum: Spain
Jan 16th 2013, 1:46 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,935
Posted By whitelinen

Re: croocked lawyer

Porth.......Can we assume that you neither live nor work in Spain?
Forum: Spain
Jan 15th 2013, 6:47 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,935
Posted By whitelinen

Re: croocked lawyer

define good lawyer
Forum: Spain
Jan 7th 2013, 3:55 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,802
Posted By whitelinen

Re: What Do You Hate About Living On The Costa?

They are either paid forum posters or (insert anything you like here) IMO.

I wonder if any of them contribute to the Moving Back to UK thread ?
Forum: Spain
Jan 7th 2013, 12:59 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,802
Posted By whitelinen

Re: What Do You Hate About Living On The Costa?

Good luck to anyone posting anything positive about Spain on here.

The anti-Spain attack dogs will be on you within seconds.
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2013, 11:33 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By whitelinen

Re: Valencia Region - Online Health Appts

You dont and have never lived in Spain so please stop spreading lies.

There has been no obvious shortages in the pharmacies I use in Valencia other than I had to wait 24 hours for one item..

I...
Forum: Spain
Dec 18th 2012, 10:25 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,386
Posted By whitelinen

Re: BBC2 The Great Spanish Crash

If as you say he would have made great efforts to dig deeper and was met with a wall of silence why not include that in the piece and state that despite efforts to contact x and y no response was...
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