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by jhonie99
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 47
Views: 22444

Re: Getting Residency

revereting to this thread after a while. This question really is "asking for a friend" ! A hypothetical question, if one has a Finnish passport and spends a lot of time, 6/8 months of the year in Spain and rents a property here (usually for cash) how do the authorities know how long he's ...
by jhonie99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Digital signature/electronic certificate-
Replies: 36
Views: 3563

Re: Digital signature/electronic certificate-

I know for a fact Brits are being seen without appointment at DGT at the moment. Don't know if all offices are applying the same rules though.
by jhonie99
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Urbanisation bans all plants in my own garden
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Re: Urbanisation bans all plants in my own garden

I presume u made a typo.........it's art591 and 592 of the Codigo Civil. The distances are general but can be defined at townhall level also. For instance, for us, a bush - half metre; normal tree - 1 metre; palm -3m; euculytus - 6m, etc. The neighbour can cut overhanging branches and also cut tresp...
by jhonie99
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Bedbugs in rented flat - who pays?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Bedbugs in rented flat - who pays?

Unfortunately, u put horse before cart!! Mentioning other countries is irrelevant. It's Spain and we operate to Spanish law only. U fixed the problem without consultation with your landlord, so it's totally your liability. Any problems with a rental should firstly be communicated to your landlord, v...
by jhonie99
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Registering with INSS (with S1 form)
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Registering with INSS (with S1 form)

Straight from the horse's mouth............S1 due to "insurance", no SS number issued. Obviously, this is general statement.
by jhonie99
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills

U not pareja de hecho? If yes, that suffices.
by jhonie99
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water deposit
Replies: 10
Views: 2176

Re: Water deposit

I think you're going down the wrong road!! Buy a 1m3 water tank and a pump to pump the water to the house when pressure is low. Total cost for both no more than 300 euros. Obviously the tank gets filled automatically with mains water. U might even be able to put the tank on the roof of your house. V...
by jhonie99
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lost Post
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Lost Post

But was it a Correos post box, rather than a private one. They all look similar.
by jhonie99
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?

It's more standard practice to put the utilities in the tenant's name. e.g. v easily done with Endesa; just add the tenant's name as a third party through the online system. The landlord retains ownership, the tenant is responsible for paying the bills. Having said that, we'll be renting out our fin...
by jhonie99
Sun May 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Artificial Grass
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Artificial Grass

Buy the longest grass available. We have either 35 or 40mm. Put it down years ago and still in perfect condition. Spray with water occasionally and rake stones and leaves out too.

The "short" grass is rubbish and falls apart.
by jhonie99
Thu May 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Shopping around for contents insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Shopping around for contents insurance

Great call, spanish_lad! It served up directseguros.es (AXA) as the cheapest at a competitive 72 EUR for the details I presented. Of course when I clicked on the web offer link it was busted. Anyway I'll be following up... Saludos Wouldn't touch them with a bargepole!! We are currently in a long ru...
by jhonie99
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 20677

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Go to the DGT website and select the Sede Electronico. There u can consult the state of your application by entering NIE and DOB. No other requirements.

It may shed some light on the issue; e.g. if it says sent by post, you'll know that it's lost, etc.
by jhonie99
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Elsa - death due to poisoning
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: Elsa - death due to poisoning

Nothing like shoving your head in the sand!! Wake up to the reality. Spaniards don't need an excuse to poison a dog. its a bit of fun for them. They might have had a bad day at the office or their kid said they were scared or something. It's what they do!! Spaniards also suffer from envy and jealous...
by jhonie99
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Illegal Wells ( pozos)
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Illegal Wells ( pozos)

Totally disagree!! We have a duty to report corruption and dishonesty. By not doing so, you are just as bad as them. Spaniards operate on the premise that I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me. Hence the reason that the country has such a problem. It's never one individual, they're all in it t...
by jhonie99
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 10918

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

U should be dealing with INSS, not DWP. You're resident in Spain and presumeably if you followed correct procedure u claimed your UK pension via INSS.

They should be able to produce a certificate of jubilacion.

Your bank plan refers to Seguridad Social in the small print!!
by jhonie99
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 8837

Re: purchase fees

I wouldn't consider it normal! The seller can arrange to pay their own bills.

Alternatively, charge them for the privilege. Make additional deductions from the purchase price for the costs of the cheques to pay their lawyer and estate agent.
by jhonie99
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15940

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Well, I suggest you keep it simple; The "phrases " you quotes so far are way to verbose and completely unnecessary. e.g. "could you repeat it" - replace with "repeat". one word, nothing more needed. "what would you like" becomes "food" or "drink...
by jhonie99
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Dental implants
Replies: 28
Views: 9417

Re: Dental implants

I find dentistry in Spain to be of very poor quality. Unfortunately, its only after a few years of experiencing the work done that a judgement can be made. Always looks wonderful to begin with. Poor quality materials used because they don't expect the guiri to stay in Spain and so they can get away ...
by jhonie99
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: “Expats” or “Immigrants”
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: “Expats” or “Immigrants”

Like it or not, we're all immigrants!!

Expat is only used by people to imply superiority. Comes from a bygone era. Wouldn't want to be associated with black people arriving in Spain via rubber dingy - oh the shame!
by jhonie99
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Dog poo
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: Dog poo

Can't u plant oleanders along the boundary (the red ones give off a lovely aroma. Oregano is good also, as I'm sure there are loads other plants to choose from. To stop the barking get one of those sonic alarm thingies. You could also monitor them defecating and set off a high pitched sound from a d...

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