Category Archives: Re-locating to Spain

Free Property Legal Advice – Pocket Size Guide

Whether you are a home owner in Spain already or you are considering purchasing a property in the country, good legal advice is a necessity. If you are currently looking at potential properties to buy here on the Costa del Sol, you may well have a fair amount of questions about legalities such as the […]

Help is at hand for owners of properties on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a wonderful place to have a second property, as the weather’s excellent, the beaches and sports facilities are great and in many areas you can operate almost entirely in English. Unfortunately when it comes to issues with the Town Hall, local authorities and rules and regulations on driving, taxes, wills, […]

Why you need a key holding service in Spain

Did you know that if you own a property in Spain but you’re not a resident in the country, you’re legally required by Spanish law to hire the services of a local property management or key holding company to manage your keys for you while you’re away? No? Well, neither do the majority of foreign […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s cultural Spanish TV “Road movie”

As if Spain needed any further endorsement as a truly wonderful place to be in the world, Hollywood A-list star Gwyneth Paltrow recently named the country as one of her favourite places to live, adding how much she enjoys spending time here and even going so far as to call it “a second home.” To prove her point, she’s also made a TV “road movie” highlighting its culture and gastronomy…

Hot, hot, hot!

It’s at this time of year is when those of us lucky enough to live on Spain’s Costa del Sol truly realise what it means to live in a hot Mediterrenean country. On Sunday, temperatures reached a staggering 40°C in the shade in this part of Spain, but felt considerably hotter in the direct sunlight…

What to do if you’re re-locating to Spain but don’t want to rush into buying a property only to find out later you’ve made the wrong choice

Re-locating overseas is always a big move. If you are thinking about purchasing a holiday home, it may be easier to make a quick decision, especially if you enlist the help of a knowledgeable sales agent. But if, like many, you’re intending to re-locate your entire family, or retire for good,  then choosing your home […]