Category Archives: Living on Spain's Costa del Sol

Making the Costa del Sol more accessible to foreign residents

Foreigners have been moving to the Costa del Sol since the 1960s and services have grown to meet their needs; private clinics and hospitals with multi-lingual staff, international schools and services and businesses which cater to particular nationalities, languages and cultures. The government knows that they also need to accommodate foreigners who may not speak […]

What to do if your property was damaged in the floods?

At the end of last year and again earlier this week, the Costa del Sol was badly affected by heavy rains and floods, which caused significant damage to property. Unlike December’s floods, last month’s flash floods were more localised around Malaga city, but it has raised more questions about what to do if your property […]

Record Breaking September Continues the Good News for Spain

As we mentioned in our last post, summer was incredible – with record tourist numbers in Spain seen throughout the peak season. Those owners who were marketing their property correctly and had a desirable home did better than ever and we saw a big increase in holiday rentals. Typically the peak season is June to […]

Important information for Owners of Spanish Property

As property management specialists, we help hundreds of property owners to manage their properties on the Costa del Sol and keep our fingers on the pulse to make sure they are aware of changes even if they don’t live here, or speak Spanish. There are a few new regulations and developments which we have shared with […]

Is your property ready for Easter rentals?

Easter is considered the start of the peak season on the Costa del Sol and sees an influx of tourists for the lovely spring weather, wonderful Easter parades and because it’s a short haul destination it’s perfect for families to spend the Easter school holidays. Don’t be caught out and not have your property prepared […]

The tourism benefits of a lower Euro

As the Euro continues to weaken against the Pound, the Eurozone becomes more and more attractive for British tourists as their money now goes so much further. Also thanks to unrest and uncertainty in holiday hot spots such as Greece and Egypt, Spain should be set for another great year for tourists. Last year, Spain […]

Spanish economy and house prices recovering

Back in August Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was optimistic about the recovery of the Spanish economy and on the back of a strong summer for tourism, it seems like his positivity was well founded. “Things are going better than we expected. We are registering healthy and diversified growth which is here to stay,” he said […]

Keeping up to date with Marbella Town Hall developments

As a property owner in the Marbella district (from Cabopino to San Pedro) it’s important that you keep in touch with changes to the rules and regulations from the Town Hall. However, in the past this has been hard for property owners who do not live in the area or who do not speak Spanish. […]

A Very Happy Easter on the Costa del Sol

If you are already renting out your Costa del Sol property, you should have experienced the benefits of the record Easter Week we’ve just experienced and be ready for another great summer generating income out of your property. If you haven’t yet taken the leap into renting your property, it’s a great time to get […]

Be ready for a raft of changes on Spanish roads

If you own a home in Spain and will be visiting this summer, or are renting out your property and want to keep your tenants informed, you need to be aware of a raft of changes that have been brought into place which will affect you as a motorist, passenger or even a cyclist. Parents […]