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09 Jul 2020 23:09:

Use your money to rent first. That way you can see what places you like, how they shape up in different seasons, if they are ghost towns off season and so on. If you don't like it, you can rent somewhere else next time.

Rental prices are very reasonable and there are plenty to choose from. If you buy, don't forget to add in the taxes which are terrible. 

We bought a "holiday" home over 20 years ago and loved the place so much we moved here permanently over 10 years ago. The cost of moving in Spain is very high with the fees and taxes so make sure you have the right place to begin with before you buy. 

Try different places, different areas, different communiities and check how much the community fees are. On golf resorts they can be very high so bear that in mind before committing. Something estate agents tend to gloss over.

Lots of great places, lots of great areas. Get an independent solicitor. When you rent you'll have somewhrere to stay while you're looking for your ideal place. 

Best of luck but don't rush into it.

Thread: Looking for advice for buying holiday home in spain

09 Jul 2020 17:56:

Now, I'm not saying that all solicitors in Spain are rip off merchants and I'm sure there must be one or two good ones out there.

However, on another site, someone has posted that they've been contacted by their solicitors who say they can obtain the new TIE (as residents so simply changing the current green card) at a cost of €299 per person.

So that's 299 euro for a document that costs a euro or two for the photos and €15.40 fee.

If this was Denmark there'd be something rotten in the state.


Thread: New forms for Reidency in Spain of UK citizens

07 Jul 2020 11:32:

Not when I tried for our neighbours. Kept coming up with no appointments available.

Same this morning but that was for the initial application EX20. Didn't try the EX23.

But, yes, just tried it on the EX23 procedure and one Alicante office is coming up with appointments.


Thread: New forms for Reidency in Spain of UK citizens

07 Jul 2020 08:12:

Except that the Moncloa advice site on life after Brexit says that you don't have to change your green card for a TIE.

2. I have a registration certificate. Can I continue to reside in Spain?

Yes, you may continue to reside in Spain. Both registration certificates - green certificate - and EU citizen family cards obtained before the end of the transition period, will serve to prove your legal residence in Spain at a later date and benefit from the forecasts of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Plus, there are no appointments available at the National Police stations in the Alicante province at the moment anyway.


Thread: New forms for Reidency in Spain of UK citizens

06 Jul 2020 10:06:


New procedures for Brits requiring residency start today. For initial residency, a form EX20 is required which is an application for UK citizens to obtain a TIE under the Withdrawal Agreement of Article 50,  Virtually same procedures as before but you will get a receipt that you have requested one and this will be a legal document allowing you to stay in Spain until your TIE arrives.

For those who are residents already , you can apply for a TIE on an EX23 form but this is not yet compulsory and your current green card is still valid. You simply need your passport, ID photo (smaller than a passport one) proof of residency with your green card and the fee (about 15 euro).  No proving income or health care for this. For those who have been residents for less than 5 years, the TIE will start from the date your green card did and will be valid for 5 years when you can renew it for a further 10 years when the 5 years is up. For those who have been resident for more than 5 years it will be valid for 10 years and automatically renewed after that if still required.

The appointment system is back up and running and those who have had appointments cancelled will be contacted to rearrange them (or so they say).


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