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Forum: Spain
Mar 4th 2020, 4:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By billgates

Re: Working remotely from Spain for a UK company

I do pretty much the same thing - work for a uk company with no presence in Spain but do all my work from home in Spain.
My uk salary gets paid into a uk bank which I then transfer over to my...
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2019, 8:11 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By billgates

Re: Renewing British passport from Spain

Do you still have to get a "professional" person to verify your identity?
Forum: Spain
Aug 21st 2019, 9:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By billgates

Re: Water Purifiers

Hi, Thank you very much for your info. We're going to get a 5 stage system and see how we get on.
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2019, 10:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By billgates

Water Purifiers

Looking for recommendations for water purifiers.
Our house water is supplied from our finca deposito, which is mainly used for irrigation. It's a big enclosed tank, 300000 litres, so only gets...
Forum: Spain
Apr 12th 2019, 7:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By billgates

Re: ExpressVPN problems?

Is it certain apps that do this? Maybe try clearing any caches and cookies.
Forum: Spain
Apr 11th 2019, 11:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By billgates

Re: ExpressVPN problems?

I have used ExpressVPN for a few years now. I have noticed degrading performance for some UK servers. Also find Netflix/Amazon/BBC sometimes block certain UK servers so have to change to others.For...
Forum: Spain
Apr 11th 2019, 11:19 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By billgates

Re: UK pension plus Spanish pension.

Does that mean you will not receive a UK pension in addition to a Spanish pension? Is it one or the other?
Forum: Spain
Nov 6th 2018, 4:05 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By billgates

Re: Spanish pension

Does this mean that if I've paid 35 years into the UK system I qualify for a full UK pension, plus if I pay 15 years of SS as autonomo in Spain I also qualify for the minimum Spanish pension?

UK...
Forum: Spain
Oct 23rd 2018, 3:01 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By billgates

Getting a Bike Licence in Spain

I am a Spanish resident with a Spanish car driving licence, acquired a million years ago.
I now want a bike licence because I'm fed up with riding around on a little bike and want something big and...
Forum: Spain
Sep 26th 2018, 12:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By billgates

Re: Buying a vehicle privately - what's the normal procedure?

Fred, do you know if anyone can complete the transfer online or is that ability only for registered and approved gestors or dealers? Don't suppose you'd have a link?
Forum: Spain
Sep 25th 2018, 9:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By billgates

Re: Buying a vehicle privately - what's the normal procedure?

Ok, taking all that on board, do I pay the full agreed price and take the vehicle away? I would have thought that the current registered owner would have an interest in seeing that the transfer of...
Forum: Spain
Sep 25th 2018, 7:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By billgates

Buying a vehicle privately - what's the normal procedure?

I'm looking to buy a motorbike (just a 125) privately from a Spanish person.
Just wondering what the normal procedure is, seeing as I have never met the seller before.
For example,
do I pay the...
Forum: Spain
Jun 1st 2018, 11:05 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,716
Posted By billgates

Re: All the rights British people could lose after Brexit

It's not so much being frightened of a confirmatory vote. I'm sure the vote in favour of Brexit will be greater than the initial Referendum result.
It's more how can anyone ever trust the result of...
Forum: Spain
May 9th 2018, 9:21 am
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By billgates

Re: Rental deposits

I was with an elderly friend in a popular estate agents office where he was signing a rental agreement for a flat.
I enquired as to who held the deposit and they said the landlord will hold it, they...
Forum: Spain
May 7th 2018, 3:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By billgates

Re: Rental deposits

I would say, from my own experience, if the deposit is being held by the agent then there is a fair chance you might get it back because they will want to maintain some sort of good reputation.
If...
Forum: Spain
Jan 17th 2018, 10:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By billgates

Re: Drone regulations

Great. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Spain
Jan 17th 2018, 8:21 am
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By billgates

Drone regulations

Hi, does anyone know the current regulations on flying a drone in Spain?
I'm in the campo about 10 miles from the coast. Only a couple of villages nearby, one or two campo neighbours and that's it....
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2018, 12:27 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,954
Posted By billgates

Re: Will we look back in time, and say we bought at the bottom in 2014

That BBC article also says Millennials are aged 18-35 and will have to wait until they're 61 before they will inherit.

So that's a lifetime of rental slavery paying off someone else's mortgage,...
Forum: Spain
Dec 15th 2017, 3:15 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,954
Posted By billgates

Re: Will we look back in time, and say we bought at the bottom in 2014

With young people unable to afford to buy, the average age of first time buyers rising into their 30s and 40s, many families are just waiting for their elderly relatives to pop off, knowing that...
Forum: Spain
Dec 14th 2017, 7:30 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,954
Posted By billgates

Re: Will we look back in time, and say we bought at the bottom in 2014

Yet another selfish boomer (probably) revelling in the joy of being able to pull the ladder up behind him and prevent younger generations from being able to afford to buy their own home, whilst at...
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2017, 4:23 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,339
Posted By billgates

Re: Suitcase locks removed by airport staff.

Any suitcase with a zip can be opened with only a ball point pen, then resealed as if no-one has been into it. I've tried it on my own case and it's very quick and easy. It's completely pointless...
Forum: Spain
Oct 5th 2017, 8:08 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,946
Posted By billgates

Re: Scenes in Catalonia

Yes, let's all look the other way.
I mean, it's not as if it could ever happen to us could it?

The Catalan police force did not want to go up against their own people and deserve credit for that....
Forum: Spain
Oct 3rd 2017, 7:26 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,946
Posted By billgates

Re: Scenes in Catalonia

Article 2 of the Lisbon Treaty says :

The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2017, 10:03 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,955
Posted By billgates

Re: Are we British too set in our ways?

What's wrong with going on holiday just to relax and maybe get a suntan? Is it so bad that some people just want a bit of warmth for a week or two before returning to a damp northern climate?

Why...
Forum: Spain
May 25th 2017, 7:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By billgates

Re: LONELY PLANET TOP 10 PLACES IN EUROPE

I feel I have to add to this....

Weatherspoons are a pub chain famed for their outstanding quality and variety of real ales at very reasonable prices.

Oh, and yes, they also sell some food.
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