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by bobdun
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: padron
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

Re: padron

Couple of years ago now (3 years) but I bought and legally registered a motorcycle as a non resident. Initially I was told I must be on the padron. I refused because I was properly non resident and as has been mentioned I didn't want to get caught in the tax residency thing at the time. Eventually I...
by bobdun
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fishing....
Replies: 16
Views: 7795

Re: Fishing....

Argh now you never asked about actually catching fish lol I'm afraid I came to conclusion the med is empty of fish but there are worse ways to spend a few hours
by bobdun
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Provisional Driving License
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Re: Provisional Driving License

I submitted mine via gestor in February and was given a signed and stamped paper copy of my uk licence as a temporary licence. In April having submitted the medical certificate as requested I then received a different paper temporary licence from traffico which lasts untill September and if I haven'...
by bobdun
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Local bank closing ... how do I?!
Replies: 35
Views: 8033

Re: Local bank closing ... how do I?!

Good luck but my guess is they will transfer the whole account as is to nearby branch.
by bobdun
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Local bank closing ... how do I?!
Replies: 35
Views: 8033

Re: Local bank closing ... how do I?!

Was your local branch where your account was held? or just that you used it for payments. When cajamar closed our village bank all accounts that were held at that branch were simply transferred to nearby branch or branch of account holders choice. I used it but it wasn't my as account branch so didn...
by bobdun
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Convenio Especial
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Re: Convenio Especial

Certainly last year when I obtained residencia I was told private first year and to apply for residencia and after first year I could apply for Convenio Especial.
by bobdun
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Convenio Especial
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Re: Convenio Especial

I was of the belief that in order to be eligible you had to have held residencia for 12 months not just padron? If that is the case how can it be used to obtain residencia?
by bobdun
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 5768

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

Just one quick comment the Portsmouth ferry terminal at Bilbao is further along than the main port terminal. First time I used it I along with others got it wrong and ended up going around in circles.just carry on up the road past turn off for main port there are some ferry signs but just be sure .
by bobdun
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Bills
Replies: 14
Views: 3290

Re: Electricity Bills

I am with Endesa and our house runs on electricity apart from gas heaters for winter. We have electric hobb, combined oven and microwave lighting and electrical water heater set to heat up twice a day fridge TVs etc, no air con. Our bills average between 38 euros and 52 euros a month through the yea...
by bobdun
Wed May 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fishing....
Replies: 16
Views: 7795

Re: Fishing....

Looking at that on line site it would seem they want €46 for a beach licence? If you go to the local licensing office it will cost you around €3 for the same licence. I did just that a couple of years ago guy helped with the form gave me receipt that I paid at nearest bank went back with proof of pa...
by bobdun
Sun May 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Associated fees in buying a house. High quote?
Replies: 17
Views: 5300

Re: Associated fees in buying a house. High quote?

Thank you very much. I'm going to investigate further, otherwise I may be over paying by 8/9k ! About the mortgage being a noose - sounds like they don't accept early repayment or anything like that? I was shocked that they would fix the rate for 30 years. That's incredible. But maybe it also means...
by bobdun
Sun May 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 13696

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

I'm sure the cop or Guardia officer thinks the same about whoever they stop! Our actions influence their reaction etc.
by bobdun
Sun May 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sabadell Spain to Santander UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Sabadell Spain to Santander UK

It was some time ago and as I said at that time the CD did gaurantee no bank fees for transfers maybe because as you say they hold accounts in Spain and UK? At the time I did my transfer Currencyfair may not have had Spanish account,? I only mention it has something to check within overall exchange....
by bobdun
Sat May 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 13696

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

It's on the N332 Facebook site here Sid. I will try and find a link from the main N332 site
https://m.facebook.com/DrivingSpain/pos ... 3454360011

It is also mentioned in this link
http://cyclemalaga.com/cycling-laws-in-spain/
by bobdun
Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: notification from bank re NIE renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 1715

Re: notification from bank re NIE renewal

My guess is that what it will be they do them every 2 years and usually send out a copy which you sign and return for bank to submit.
by bobdun
Sat May 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 13696

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

[quote="elusive"Regardless of the law its about having due care and consideration for other road users. Which many drivers/riders of all sorts dont have.[/quote] Argh now that's a different issue I'm afraid. Cycling laws in both UK and Spain do give specific times that to ride 2 abreast is...
by bobdun
Sat May 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: notification from bank re NIE renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 1715

Re: notification from bank re NIE renewal

Is your friend resident or non resident? It may be if non resident this is the certification that has to be submitted by the bank confirming non residence status? Cajamar used to do this for me cost around 30 Euros for them to submit.
by bobdun
Sat May 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sabadell Spain to Santander UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Sabadell Spain to Santander UK

I believe or at least currencies direct used to guarantee no bank charges to transfer? Problem using likes of TransferWise or currencyfair is the charge Spanish bank makes to transfer the euros into the TransferWise or currencyfair account! Unless someone knows a way around that? It may be that if y...

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