Category Archives: Owning property in Spain

What the Marbella Town Plan Annulation Means for Property Owners

At the beginning of November the Supreme Court overturned Marbella’s 2010 Town Plan which re-categorised land  and worked out a compensation system in order to legalise 16,500 homes. This means that the 1986 plan is now in effect, with 18,000 illegal properties in the Marbella area, and property owners, purchasers and developers are concerned about what […]

Good news for Spain courtesy of the EC

We mentioned in previous posts that the Spanish economy is improving and that there is a lot of positivity for 2015, and this has been confirmed by the European Commission, which significantly raised its forecast for Spanish economic growth in 2015 to 2.3%. According to an article in El Pais, this marks the biggest upward […]

Update on the Costa del Sol Property Market

If you own a Costa del Sol property it’s been a difficult few years since the bubble burst, but slowly but surely green shoots are appearing and in some popular areas prices are rising again as demand increases. Whether you want to sell, or simply know that your investment has value, this is great news […]

Going the extra mile for our clients

We’ve been offering property management services on the Costa del Sol for many years, so we’ve dealt with most problems and pride ourselves on being a trusted advisor and supporter for all our owners and their tenants. Last month, we were able to come to the aid of one owner after she returned home to […]

Swimming Pool Safety and Maintenance

Many properties on the Costa del Sol have swimming pools, either private or for the urbanization, and there’s no doubt from a rental point of view that they are a real draw. However, they do have to be properly maintained to make sure the water quality is good enough and communities must comply with certain […]

HomeCareontheWeb Owners – Win an i-Pad and free property management with HCOTW!

Here’s a quick message from your team at HomeCareontheWeb to all our owners to thank you for your continued support in helping us reach our 10th anniversary this year. We couldn’t have done it without you! To celebrate, we are holding a special prize draw for all our owners in October and your property reference is […]

Rumours regarding new laws on property rentals in Spain

There are at present many rumours, inaccuracies, and general gossip regarding a supposed new Law in Spain that will restrict owners from renting their property in an effort for the Spanish government to help support the Hotel industry. We at HomeCareontheWeb have been renting properties on behalf of our owners for many years and during […]

Iberia Airline Strikes

The end of February saw the first set of strikes by workers at Iberia airline and another lot is planned for next week starting on the 4th March – 6th March. The strikes are taking place in order to prevent wage cuts and over 3,800 job losses, resulting in over 30 flights being cancelled at […]

Electricity Bill Scam Warning

As a home owner in Spain you know how important it is to keep an eye on the costs of running your property, especially if you also use it to earn extra income.  When paying your bills by direct debit it’s especially important to check that they are being paid on time and at the […]

Things to consider when renting your property

If you don’t stay at your Spanish property long term, renting it out is a great way to make a second income. While tourists tend to be on a tighter budget during the current economic crisis, many families and couples are opting for self catering accommodation which allows them to holiday their way, while feeling […]