Life in Spain

New communication channel for foreign residents

Following a recent meeting at the council headquarters in Malaga, an agreement has been made to create a quick communication channel to inform foreign residents on the Costa del Sol in the case of an emergency. Diplomatic representatives from 16 different countries, including the United Kingdom, attended the meeting and will use the new channel …

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Cutting Community Bills using Modern Technology

In the past couple of years Cost of Electricity per kw has risen over 20%. Part due to rising costs and part due to market liberalization. In urbanizations and communities with large communal areas this has created an enormous increase in community costs, while communities generally add a 5% annual increase in their budgets, such …

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My version of why the Spanish economy is failing

There is much talk about how the Spanish economy is failing, that there is not enough jobs and how in order to resolve the issue, Hacienda increases tax rates (like the Spanish restaurants increase prices when there is less visitors in order to compensate for the lower income), the Social Security system creates incentives for …

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Have you purchased or about to purchase a new

For many foreigners purchasing a property in Spain is an investment, a second property or possibly winter residence.  While most people leave everything in the hands of their solicitors to complete, they are often unaware of all the things that need attending to after the purchase of a property.  So here is what I have …

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