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Forum: Spain
Jul 2nd 2020, 4:24 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Residency before 31st December question

Thanks to bobd22 (again) for posting the message from the UK Embassy on Facebook. The new residency document sounds like just what we need. I have been in touch with our Spanish lawyer and he's...
Forum: Spain
Jun 29th 2020, 3:48 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Residency before 31st December question

Thanks for the link bobd22. I'll make an enquiry. I'm also contacting our solicitor this week and see if he can shed any light. Thanks to everyone for their replies and suggestions.
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2020, 6:12 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Residency before 31st December question

Thanks for your response, much appreciated. When you say "ask the embassy", is that the Spanish embassy in London or the UK embassy in Spain?
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2020, 5:15 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Residency before 31st December question

Without going into the complications of why we currently cannot marry, my partner and I always planned to get married and move to Spain in 2020. That was before the virus struck. We bought a house in...
Forum: Spain
Jan 18th 2020, 8:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Car tyre shops in Oliva / Gandia

Never used it so can't recommend but on the lower level parking at the big Carrefour in Gandia there is what looks like a Spanish equivalent of QuickFit. Seems to do services and tyres.
Forum: Spain
Nov 16th 2019, 4:44 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 7,130
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: La Caixa Bank

Working fine for me in Sheffield.
Forum: Spain
Nov 15th 2019, 9:41 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,547
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Recommendations for android tv box

We use an Amazon Fire stick. But you MUST have a VPN or smart DNS in order to convince the BBC and ITV that you're in the UK and not in Spain. If you search this forum for VPN and/or smart DNS then...
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2019, 2:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Iberdrola Elec Emergency Service

No. Never had a problem apart from the smart meter conking out. We get the occasional village-wide power cut but have never bothered to phone up and report it. They never tend to last longer than...
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2019, 1:23 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Iberdrola Elec Emergency Service

The charge has been on our bills as far back as 2014. Don't have any earlier to hand to check. Early bills had the charge as €1.99, it is currently €2.04.
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2019, 12:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Iberdrola Elec Emergency Service

Not sure if it was classified as an emergency but last year we got an electricity bill that said we hadn't used any electricity. When I checked the smart meter online, it had stopped recording any...
Forum: Spain
Sep 25th 2019, 3:57 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,498
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: home ownership

Our catastral value is about €18,000. The annual non-resident tax is €25. Small village house near Gandia.
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2019, 7:45 am
Replies: 7
Views: 10,401
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Electrician - UK to SPAIN

When we bought our house in 2012, it needed rewiring. We used a British electrician but the work had to be certified and signed off by a Spanish electrician when he had finished. We were then issued...
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2018, 7:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: If I switch from Movistar to Vodafone, can I retain my existing phone number

Thanks for the reassurances about switching. I'm not quite as apprehensive as I was about undertaking this change.
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2018, 3:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Kenwoodlad

If I switch from Movistar to Vodafone, can I retain my existing phone numbers?

I've searched for this on the Spain forum and found only one post from 2008 saying you can retain your Telefonica number if you switch to another supplier. Does anyone have a more recent experience...
Forum: Spain
Aug 13th 2018, 9:49 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Solicitors in Gandia

Yes, seconded. We used Jose Luis for house purchase initially. Since then he has done Spanish wills and Lasting Power of Attorney for us and dealt with various issues with local government and the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 2nd 2018, 1:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Returning a rented phone to Movistar

Quick update: When we got back to Spain a couple of weeks ago, I tried ringing 1004 at crack of dawn hoping to skip queues and get an English speaker. No luck, recorded message said all our operators...
Forum: Spain
Jul 5th 2018, 7:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Returning a rented phone to Movistar

Thanks Fred and Rosemary, will give them a ring and see what transpires.
Forum: Spain
Jul 4th 2018, 3:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Returning a rented phone to Movistar

I have only just realised that we have been renting a landline handset from Movistar (previously Telefonica) for several years at an extortionate cost of €6.61 plus VAT = €8.00 per month. We've never...
Forum: Spain
Jun 11th 2018, 2:54 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,934
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

We have an old town house in a village in Costa Blanca North (near Gandia). We have had a nightmare for the past two years with endless cockroach infestations. After endless fumigation treatments of...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 1:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Buying a property in Spain using a UK bank

We told our bank what we wanted the money for and they were fine with it. At the end of the day, they had our UK property as security so they didn't really care what we were going to spend it on....
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 6:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Buying a property in Spain using a UK bank

Which is what we did 6 years ago when we bought our house in Spain. We had already paid off the mortgage on our UK property so we took out another and used that to pay for the Spanish house outright....
Forum: Spain
May 23rd 2018, 4:00 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,190
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Books

I'd second the recommendation of Jason Webster's detective novels. I found them very atmospheric and gripping. And living in the Valencia region, it's fun when he uses real locations and hotels and...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2018, 4:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Online football

We had to move into rented accommodation while work was being done on our house. The rental didn't have internet so we got a 4G router. Problem was, buying a non-contract (pay as you go) data only...
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2017, 8:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Kenwoodlad

Re: Adult education Oliva, Gandia, Pego

In Oliva there is an ex-pat organisation called U3A (University of the Third Age) who have lots of groups covering subjects like basic Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, books, art, music and so on. ...
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