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Soy... una mujer

Vivo en... Wiltshire and holiday apartment in Costa Blanca South

Me gusta... travel, reading and walking

Trabajo de... retired

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23 Oct 2017 5:18 PM:

Maybe we were just lucky but we were paid back almost exactly a year after the sale. We didn't use a solicitor but our estate agent put in the application for us. We paid him a lot of money so we reasoned that he could do the work....and he did!

Thread: Capital gains tax - refund ?

12 Aug 2017 2:54 PM:

Mark is right, most household insurance will specify only 30 days to be left unoccupied. There are some that will allow 60 days as standard but you have to hunt them down. We once managed to get an extra month's extension for a fee. We were advised that if a relative or friend stayed in the house for a few nights the period would start again but we didn't put that to the test, although we have stayed in our daughters house to keep the insurance valid (whilst she was preparing to come back from the USA and her tenants had left). Fortunately, we didn't have to put in any claims so no idea how we would have been treated.

We always left our boiler on with the thermostat set at 10 degrees but I'm sure that my husband turned the water off.

Have you considered driving down, via France or Northern Spain? With an extended stay we found that was the best way for us.

Thread: Advice for a winter stay in Spain

05 Aug 2017 6:14 PM:

I would think that you need to ask these questions of your estate agent. A fee is usually discussed with the agent when you put your house on the market. Obviously, you can usually use more than one agent or the EOS website. I expect that your agent would show round prospective buyers from wherever they come, provided they are getting their fee!

Thread: I am selling my property and have an Estate Agent doing this.

25 May 2017 11:27 AM:

The Canaries are very popular all year round and should be warmer than mainland Spain at Christmas. That's not to say that they will be though. We have spent many Christmases abroad over the years, mostly Spain or Florida.You usually get some very good days and others not so. If I had to choose I would probably go to Gran Canaria as I like the island and it's not so windy as say Lanzarote. Tenerife would be another good choice.

(after saying all that we will be going to the Caribbean this year!)

Thread: christmas weather

29 Mar 2017 11:34 AM:

I think that the simple answer is yes, you will have a problem finding work. As a Canadian citizen you must find an employer before you relocate. You cannot just come as a tourist, find work and then get a visa whilst still in Spain. You  need to apply in Canada. Of course, you could come for up to 90 days, find work and then go back to Canada with the contract and apply for a work visa.That is the legal option.

As Ian points out any work is difficult to find in Spain and from my knowledge Spanish companies do prefer to employ Spaniards first.

Good luck with you search.

Thread: Canadian fluent in Spanish and English. Want to move to Spain. Will I have trouble with work?


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