Here you will find the answers
to the most frequently asked questions about buying a property abroad with
Q. Are the developments prepared for the disabled?
Yes, fortunately the normative obliges us to improve facilities by the day. If you require changes to your home, we would do our best to satisfy your needs.
Q. How much is the community charge?
The community charges vary from development to development and a figure cannot be given until the community is formed.
Riomar, 2 bed Duplex approx £276 / 400e.
Veramar, 2 bed Flat, £216 / 148e.
Q. Should we make a will in Spain?
This is advisable, although under EEC ruling English will be accepted in Spain.
Q. What method has been applied for the houses to be soundproof ?
On the facade,:- double bricked, built on a air chamber, protects from the extreme hot / cold temperatures and is a soundproof,
thermic, acoustic isolation panel called porespan, double glazed similar to climalit. Wall between house to house double brick.
Q. Can I take my dog / cat to Spain?
Yes, you need to get the necessary injections and pet passport, but your pet can live with you on your development.
Q. How much can I expect from renting my TM property?
The rentals vary from development to development, a TM property is a top of the range let, listed below is an example.
Mirador ses Calles – Mallorca, 2 bed ground floor.
Jan – Apr = 500e.
May – Jun = 700e.
Jun – Sep = 800e.
Sep – Oct = 700e.
Nov – Dec = 500e.
Q. Can I take my car to Spain... and can I get insurance for it?
It is legal to drive in a British registered car in Spain for up to six months of the year, the figure is based on your time and not the cars.
After this time you can register the car in Spain, but this can be expensive and complex and is not recommended. If you are a EEC citizen
taking up residency, however, you can apply to import the car duty free, in much the same way as furniture, this involves some intricate
paperwork and must be done by a lawyer.
There is a lot to be said for buying a car locally, duty paid in Spain, but to buy Spanish
you will need a Spanish driving license, which requires a Residency permit, so do not plan to buy immediately.
Road tax in Spain is charged locally and varies from area to area.
Third party insurance is compulsory, so shop around, just as you would at home.
Q. If I retire to Spain, what about health care, do they have a National Health Service?
If you are of state pension able age and retire to Spain you are entitled to free treatment as long as you can produce the correct form E121.
As a result of a reciprocal agreement within the European Union, Britons who have reached State Pension age ( women over 60, men over 65 )
those with long term disability pension and those working and paying National Insurance Contributions are entitled to free treatment.
Q. Are there good English speaking schools in the Torrevieja area?
There is a private English school for up to 7 year olds in Los Balcones, children can then go to Los Limonar in Mercia or bilingual schools in
Santa Pola or Elche, or English schools in Alicante.
Q. Would I need to speak Spanish to get a job?
In most occupations in Spain you would need to speak the language.
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