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Lunch with Michael Galley: ex-Vice President of Los Altos de Marbella

I am way overdue with reporting on this last Lunch but better late than never.   Michael had contacted me with a view of seeing what he can do to improve some of the problems he is encountering in his community. We agree to meet before lunch so he can show me around the community. Los …

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Check your Electricity Invoices for errors. Here is my ordeal with Iberdrola

Some of you have been affected by the rise in the electricity prices. I personally got cornered by mal practices.  In first place it was Proxima Energia that when the prices went up, they invoice me estimated readings. Of course I didn’t really start analysing the invoice until three months later where I got hit …

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Lunch with Flemming Pedersen: Community President of Higueron West Phase1 BA 12

We are back.  It seems that no one wanted to have lunch with us during the winter but the pace is picking up.  Last week I had lunch with Flemming Pedersen president of one of the communities in El Higueron and next week I will be meeting another committee member from Los Altos de Marbella. …

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Community Rules, by laws and yet more rules. Are we free to do what we want in our homes?

15 years ago, I bought an apartment in a beautiful quiet complex on the Mijas road.  The complex was only a few years old and most owners were retired or second holiday home owners.  That was just what I wanted; somewhere nice and quiet.  There were hardly any rules required.   In fact the community rules …

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Renewable energy for your home and community of property owner

It is no secret that Spain has one of the highest electricity prices in Europe.  Have you ever wondered how could this be?  In a country and province where there is more sunshine than anywhere else in Europe, the country has lagged behind taking advantage of this renewable energy source and at one point they …

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Bookshelves or BookShares? Do you share books in your community?

Do you have a community library or bookshelves/share? Last month the great author and philosopher Julian Baggini, published in article in the Weekend issue of Financial Times (11/12 September 2021), talking about reducing his library size. The article sparked a huge debate and letters to the editor in response to why people should not downgrade, …

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