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by Miro
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 47
Views: 48183

Re: Getting Residency

As I thought. It does rather beg the question, what hoops may residents have to jump through after Brexit? If EU residents in the UK are required to register their "settled status", is it reasonable to assume that Spain will do likewise - and existing permanent resident status will have to...
by Miro
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 47
Views: 48183

Re: Getting Residency

Curious to know what others make of this: When I went to renew my second residency card (after 10 years residence) in 2007, the replacement green paper "EU registration" I was given stated "residente permanente" - I didn't have to request this, it appears to have been automatic d...
by Miro
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Seven and a half ton box vans
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Re: Seven and a half ton box vans

I was never asked when I exchanged my UK licence for a Spanish one (in 1997) and only got up to 3.5t entitlement. Returning to the UK last year, I exchanged my Spanish licence for a UK one and automatically got C1 (up to 7.5t) entitlement again.
by Miro
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Removal companies
Replies: 14
Views: 13332

Re: Removal companies

Get a few quotes & ask a few questions before choosing one. We used Britannia last year to move from Torremolinos to Merseyside. They have a depot in Mijas where they will store your stuff for a limited time for free before shipping - useful if you need a bit of time before delivery in the UK. T...
by Miro
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Batr Spirits Tot Measures
Replies: 10
Views: 2908

Re: Batr Spirits Tot Measures

I can vouch for that: a newly arrived English family took over a large, long established bar in the centre of Torremolinos some years ago, and promptly introduced optics, thinking it was the best way to manage their stock / profits. It's hard to say who deserted the place fastest, the punters or the...
by Miro
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Multifunction printers
Replies: 21
Views: 2571

Re: Multifunction printers

I went through a few Epsons before someone advised me that they are notorious for clogging up if not used regularly, due to the ink tubes from the cartridges to the inkjets - or something like that, anyway! I've had an HP Deskjet for a while now, which has probably lasted longer than 3 Epsons. Just ...
by Miro
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Health care in Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 14480

Re: Health care in Spain

At least there's now a healthcare bill to look at health care for Brits "on holiday, working or retiring abroad" after Brexit that "will help by safeguarding reciprocal healthcare if there is no EU deal". (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-law-proposed-to-safeguard-uk-citize...
by Miro
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga train station
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

Re: Malaga train station

There's also a drop-off/pick up lane at the front of the station with about a dozen spaces, alongside the large taxi rank area and right by the entrance to the Metro (El Perchel). If you can coordinate your arrival, it might be an option, but I don't think you can leave your vehicle unattended there...
by Miro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 9708

Re: purchase fees

The buyer always pays the estate agent's fees in a way, it's just that they are normally included in the purchase price (i.e. the seller has allowed for them in his asking price) The buyer isn't usually aware of how much the commission is, since the seller normally pays the agent once the deal is co...
by Miro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 9708

Re: purchase fees

One other thing I would add is that some of the posts here seem to confuse the notary's role slightly: no part of the purchase price is paid "to" or "via" the notary. The notary simply oversees the transaction and ensures that the buyer hands over the agreed amount in the new esc...
by Miro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 9708

Re: purchase fees

The purchase price is the purchase price: the price that goes on the escritura should be the total agreed sale price. How it's split and who receives what is irrelevant. If the property was jointly owned by two individuals, making out two cheques for half the total each doesn't reduce the amount you...
by Miro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 9708

Re: purchase fees

He's not paying the sellers fees (depending on how you look at it - you could say the buyer always pays the seller's costs, since the seller presumably incorporates these into his sale price); he's merely being asked to deduct these fees from the amount he pays to the seller, and pay it to the selle...
by Miro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 9708

Re: purchase fees

Ditto that, no reason for you to agree to make out 3 seperate cheques - but in my experience, Spanish banks usually charge a percentage fee of the value of the cheque (an outrageous abuse IMHO), so whether it's one cheque or three may not actually make any difference to the cost incurred by you. I w...
by Miro
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 16
Views: 7292

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

Yep, Pentagon is the one I sold to.
by Miro
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 16
Views: 7292

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

The stories that come up on that search are quite old. Never heard of them, or any of the company names mentioned. It does seem a little coincidental that they were operating in Nottingham, however - there's not many LHD dealers, so there could well be a connection, but the company I dealt with has ...
by Miro
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What gender are you
Replies: 21
Views: 7542

Re: What gender are you

I guess El Cid is a bloke - otherwise she'd be La Cid, surely? :P

Another cat here - named after the street on which it was found, the street being named after a famous artist. Both cat & artist were male, so there's your clue :wink:
by Miro
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 16
Views: 7292

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

Obviously a question of personal preference, and I guess littleeak will do his/her own research and arrive at the best solution for their circumstances. Don't really see what the hassle would be in taking the LHD to the UK - after all, the majority of the journey will be on the right. As 1bassleft s...
by Miro
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 16
Views: 7292

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

Mine was 2003, albeit with only 50,000 Kms on the clock.
by Miro
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 16
Views: 7292

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

We moved back to the UK last year with our cat. We drove our Spanish reg LHD - knowing the history of the car and it's reliability were important factors, especially with moggie on board. We almost sold the car privately (via a forum contact) to someone heading the other way, but that fell through a...
by Miro
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 55
Views: 13699

Re: Itchy Feet..

Just to clarify, we moved back to the UK after 20 years in Spain, and found no difficulty in adapting, and in no way feel that we have regressed! In fact, in many ways we feel we just leapt forward 20 years!! Pros & cons of both places, of course...

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