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by Miro
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 1635

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: 431

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 897

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: 80
Views: 3404

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: 2328

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: 4194

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...
by Miro
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK Car now on Spanish Plates .. possible documentation problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

Re: UK Car now on Spanish Plates .. possible documentation problem!

Admittedly this was about 22 years ago....but I imported a 2.4l petrol engined Land Cruiser originally registered in Germany. Since that specific model was never actually sold new in Spain, they picked the nearest equivalent on their books - the 3.0l diesel version :shock: At the time I had too many...
by Miro
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Health Card on Retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Health Card on Retirement

I'm not sure about this, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case. I remember a few years back an elderly American friend of mine, resident in Spain for 30 odd years, found that when his British wife passed away, he had to re-apply for residency; he was told he was no longer married to an EU...
by Miro
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Champions and Europa League finals
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Champions and Europa League finals

Could've watched on 5HD, the quality of the game itself was appalling. Very disappointing for a cup final. The only highlight was the tart invading the pitch!
by Miro
Fri May 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Champions and Europa League finals
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: Champions and Europa League finals

I was in Liverpool the other day and was amazed to see that many of the big sports pubs are charging entrance fees for the game :wtf: Up the road here in Southport, the annual food festival is on this weekend, and there's a big beer tent with live bands and then the match on a huge screen. As a life...
by Miro
Fri May 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Padron definitive answer
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Padron definitive answer

I don't believe you will ever get a definitive answer to this (referenced in Spanish law). If you have been told you should / must register (which personally I don't believe you should), ask yourself what are the consequences of not doing so? (I don't believe there are any). If it's a case of you wa...
by Miro
Thu May 23, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange email event
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Strange email event

On further investigation, from Google suport: " Getting messages sent to a dotted version of my address If the sender added dots to your address, you'll still get that email. No one else sees your emails, and no one can take your account. For example, if your email is johnsmith@gmail.com, you o...

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