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by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

It's good to know that there are others out there who have a positive view of Torremolinos; I did wonder whether the bad reputation it picked up in the past still lived on in people's minds. Mind you, I think I would have liked to have seen the Torremolinos of the 60s, so eloquently described in Mic...
by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Like I said, not much good for a night out in Málaga. Most Spaniards don't eat until around 10pm, and are just getting warmed up by midnight :D The good news is, however, that during the Féria there are special buses running all night between the Málaga fair ground and Torremolinos :thumbup:
by Miro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retention return. When to get vocal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Retention return. When to get vocal?

Since the 30 day deadline for the buyer to submit the retention to Hacienda has passed, I would politely ask my representative to forward me a copy of the buyer's form 211 duly rubber stamped by Hacienda with the date on which it was actually received by them - just for my records, you know?! :wink:...
by Miro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Torremolinos these days attracts mostly Spanish holidaymakers and as such has a more Spanish feel to it; I dislike the term "Real Spain", but for want of a better term.... :wink: You'll probably find that Benalmádena (Costa) is much more of a typical bucket & spade holiday resort for f...
by Miro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

I wonder why Torremolinos is always overlooked? Nearest "resort" to the airport / Málaga city with easy train, bus & motorway access, decent town centre, recently pedestrianised, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars & shops etc., new major shopping / leisure complex coming soon ...
by Miro
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: padron
Replies: 20
Views: 3467

Re: padron

I have not personally re-registered a car, so am not really qualified to comment, but I think the potential problem arising from registering on the padrón unless you are already a tax resident is very real so should be avoided if at all possible. Just a thought: as a property owner, rather than pres...
by Miro
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 7607

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

Remember, you are guilty until proven innocent in Spain If you think you are in the right you must stand your ground otherwise they will walk all over you. REMEMBER: Noli illegitimi carborundum. That is so true! Interesting that 2014 seems to have been a significant year for AEAT to try and claim t...
by Miro
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

Re: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard

You can load both Spanish & English (UK) keyboards in Windows, and switch between them easily, but as Wicksey says, if you have a Spanish keyboard and have Windows set to recognise the UK layout, you're going to have difficulty with some keys. The differences are very few though really, the main...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Oh dear. I suppose I should have known I was straying into dangerous territory with that joke/silly comment. I think perhaps you totally misinterpreted my thoughts on the subject. I apologise for the unnecessary quip though. Anyway, my point really was that whilst it might be interesting for propert...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Energy certificates baffle me too; they're about as pointless as the emissions figures for a diesel VW, but I believe they're EU law. Maybe they'll be dispensed of in the UK soon :silent: But the survey is an interesting point. Why are these not required by EU law? And why (in the UK) does the buyer...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Having bought and sold far more in Spain than the UK, we felt a bit baffled by this difference too (the deposit system) and I must admit that was one of our biggest concerns with our purchase in England: having sold up, disposed of a lot of possessions, and traveled nearly two thousand miles with a ...
by Miro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

We also had some very strange people visit. I could probably write a small book as well! One that springs to mind was the viewer who not only opened our bedroom wardrobes (to look at our clothes?) but also looked inside the fridge :wtf: Needless to say we never heard from them again; presumably the...
by Miro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

We had verbal agreements regarding items of furniture etc. with both our buyer in Spain and sellers in the UK. Our Spanish buyer had asked us to leave the 2/3 sofa set in the lounge, and also a quite expensive sofa bed in the second bedroom. The sofas had been purchased a couple of years earlier, a ...
by Miro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

It is pointless them being paid in to Unicaja and I'm hoping they don't insist on that... It really should be up to you, so assuming they haven't already submitted the claim, I wouldn't let anyone insist on anything you're not happy with. I think some lawyers/gestors arrange for the retention to be...
by Miro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

...honestly thought the retentions would be paid via the Currencies Direct account if we supplied the details. I'll now have to look in to this. Again thank you. There's a good chance your lawyer hasn't submitted the 210 form to reclaim the retention yet, since they will have to wait for the refere...
by Miro
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 4634

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

We took the Steampacket from Liverpool to Douglas last summer. The biggest shock was the anouncement at 9:00pm that since they operate on IoM laws, the bar would now be closing :shock: Fortunately on arrival an hour later, someone had left a few lights on so that we could find our way along the prom...
by Miro
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16251

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Great post(s) DA, which I know will be invaluable to others in the future. Like you, we also found the wealth of kowledge and experience here on A.com so helpful, not just when selling up but over the years with various issues, so a big thank you to everyone who helps make this forum one of the most...
by Miro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 3527

Re: Weather

Almost exactly two years since we left Andalucia, and still one of the most FAQs we get is, "don't you miss the weather?" Guess what? Not one iota :lol:
by Miro
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Logistics of selling a LHD car with Spanish plates - advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 7307

Re: Logistics of selling a LHD car with Spanish plates - advice please

Just curious, costakid; on what are you basing that statement? On the other thread linked to earlier here, you mentioned The Loach Brothers, but I couldn't find any definitive connection to Pentagon. Are you sure they're the same people? I'm mildly concerned by Lasky's experience, as I sold my car t...

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