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Getting your gas checked by the right people

It sometimes doesn’t take much for us to be convinced that someone is ‘official’. For example, how many of us actually check the identity of a police officer? If they turn up in the right uniform, with the right car, you are bound to think that it’s the policia local on your doorstep. It can [...]

By | May 14th, 2016|Home Services|0 Comments

Are your pipes in order?

Burst water pipes are a winter-hazard in northern Europe.  But surely we shouldn’t be troubled with the prospect of burst pipes in the heat and humidity of Spain?  This is a cautionary story of leaks and floods with not a drop of water in sight. If you have a leak you expect to see some [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Do you need a non-resident certificate?

Most people are familiar with the resident certificate. It makes sense if you live in a country to have a certificate that registers the fact. However, many non-residents are not aware that a non-resident certificate exists or why they might need to have one. The non-resident bank account If you have a financial interest in [...]

By | October 4th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Organising your own property tour? What a hassle!

That was the verdict when I met Stephanie and Greg Brown. Stephanie and Greg had long been planning their retirement in Spain but there were a few last minute surprises that meant they didn’t have much time to arrange their trip out there to find their ideal property. ‘We suddenly had a brilliant offer on [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Property Finder Service|0 Comments

Five decisions before buying a property in Spain

Perhaps it should be six decisions, as your very first one has already been taken; that of buying a property in Spain. When it comes to choosing the property to buy, you can be truly spoilt for choice at the moment with house prices at their lowest level since the early 2000s and so much [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|Property Finder Service|0 Comments

Torrevieja Established as One of the Valencia Region’s Main Investment Destinations

Torrevieja has become established as one of the main areas within the Valencia Region where money is being poured into the building and property sector. Francisco Moreno, the councillor for Urban Planning in Torrevieja, has announced that statistics from the first quarter of 2014 show a considerable rise in the number of licences and real [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Property Finder Service|0 Comments

Laptop, mobile and broadband – will travel

How long is your commute to work? Thirty minutes, an hour, two hours? The travel time for many people has gradually increased over the years. Particularly for those who work in London and need somewhere affordable to live. But what about having a four or five hour journey that includes a flight? Believe it or [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments

What does your kitchen say about you?

Are you always in your kitchen at parties? You probably are if you’re the host, but even if you’re not, kitchens do have a kind of lure to them. They’re usually warm, are full of good smells and if you happen to get a little bored there’s food and drink on hand without you having [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments

Are you suffering from the Spanish Plume?

It’s been hot across Europe recently. Of course, in Spain we’re used to it. But even here the temperatures have been pushing our limits of tolerance and the capacity of air conditioning systems too. Now we’re not only responsible for our own Spanish weather, we’re being held responsible for that in the UK too. The [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|General|0 Comments

Keeping your home safe

Whether you are a resident in Spain or a non-resident living abroad, chances are that there will be times when you have to leave your house empty. Having invested so much money and energy in the process of buying and equipping your home you now want to protect it. But how can you best do [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments