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    (OT) anyone got a property in Spain ?


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    I've had s bid accepted on a villa in Spain so popping over in the next couple of days to pay deposit etc.
    Gonna use it as a holiday home and rent it out to friends and family. It's in the mazarron area.
    Wondered what you do regarding bills etc?
    You setting up standing orders to pay utility bills, council tax etc
    If you have a place over there, where's your home?
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      Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
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      If you have a place over there, where's your home?
      Wherever I lay my hat
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      Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
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      where's your home?
      Where the heart is.
      "I will design a town in the image of your face. Round the wrinkles of your eyes my footsteps you can trace. We could promenade down infra-nasel depression. The streets of your hands will never feel a recession."
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      Yup - got a place in Vejer de la Frontera (Cadiz). You will need to get an NIE number if you haven't already and set up a Spanish bank account and all your bills will be paid by direct debit from that account.
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      Yup - got a place in Vejer de la Frontera (Cadiz). You will need to get an NIE number if you haven't already and set up a Spanish bank account and all your bills will be paid by direct debit from that account.
      Exactly that, plus your Spanish solicitor [you're not buying a place without one I trust?] will get the NIE number for you. NIE number is the Spanish equivalent of NI number. You need it for most things when dealing with authority and buying and selling major items. Don't forget at the same time to have a will drawn up for all property, effects, money etc that is in Spain. Under new EU ruling you should insist that the will includes the EU ruling that your estate is dealt under UK law. Very important otherwise you have to accept Spanish succession law!!

      Good luck, and make sure your solicitor speaks fluent English.
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      I had one near Alicante for ten years but recently sold it and was very lucky to get out without a financial loss.
      Depending on your age probably good time to buy prices very low.
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      Weird story that sums up Spain and the financial situation it is in.
      Worked in Majorca and earnt on paper £500 month (a lot more but in cash). Got a mortgage for £600 month!
      When we sold the apartment we were taken to the official office to exchange all paperwork. Me and my agent, buyer with their agent and bank official and the officer overseeing proceedings and taking the governments cut. We were told the officer would 'excuse himself' halfway through, which he did. At that point my agent asked for their fees 'in cash'. The bank official paid me half the money for the apartment 'in cash'. The officer came back saying something like 'all sorted' and we carried on doing the deal. We all walked out with pockets full of cash and the tax man got a fraction of what he should have.
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      Probably too late & too far along the coast but a good starting point for Costa Del Sol are the English qualified & bilingual Surveyors/Building Society/Banks/Solicitors based in Gibralter
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      I think Nipple will rent it off you, he's leaving the country in November and he doesn't care where he ends up as long as it isn't here lol

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