Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The ins and out of immigration in Spain

If you're not a Spanish national but want to live in the country for more than 90 days a year, the law requires you to become resident

Spain’s Inheritance Tax rules

Inheritance tax break for non-residents quelling cost fears, writes Antonio Flores

The times they have a’ changed

Spain may not have emerged from 'la crisis' yet, but, in prime areas of the Costa del Sol, property is selling faster than it has for years

Is Malaga the new Barcelona?

International airport? Check. High-speed rail line? Check. Mediterranean lifestyle? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Picasso museum? Check. Almost 1,000 kilometres apart, the two cities are closer than they seem

Legal changes planned for holiday rentals in Spain

At the start of 2015, the Junta de Andalucía aims to pass new legislation to regulate the short-term rental market, raising standards for tourists and requiring owners to register apartments and declare earnings

Return of the borrowers

Year ahead looks to be good for lending, writes The Finance Bureau’s mortgage expert Tancrede de Pola

A tax that makes no sense

The Catastral value of your property could bring the tax man knocking, writes Richard Alexander

Did gold-greedy Romans kick-off climate change in Spain?

Columinst Jack Gaioni takes a look at Las Medulas as an example of what the Romans did for us

I’m too sexy for my shirt…

Incest, folk-dancing and naked calendars: three activities that aren’t recommended

Can Podemos really win?

Journalist Mario Alegria questions Podemos’ political weight in his debut column

British School of Marbella to expand to new campus

The British School of Marbella is looking to the future, with a new home planned on the former greens of Monte Paraiso golf course, writes Jacqueline Fanchini

2014: The Spanish property year in figures

OP columnist Adam Neale looks back at the last 12 months in the Spanish real-estate marketplace

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

Olive Press columnist Antonio Flores of Lawbird gives the latest on inheritance tax

Fiddling the bids

Lawyer Antonio Flores looks out for real estate cons at auctions

New Year’s revolutions

2015 looks to be a year of politics and pensions

Spain will be watching

Andalucia's regional elections will measure how much punch Podemos can deliver

Law in action

Resolution to residency cases in record time gives hope to foreign investors, writes lawyer Antonio Flores

The rain man of Istan

Giles Brown avoids a soaking and finds a new career as a Gondolier

Ask the Optician – Cataracts

Q: What are cataracts? A: There are three main types: • Nuclear cataract – this causes gradual reduction in vision • Cortical cataract – this may give...

Happy birthday to me!

Columnist Giles Brown on his big birthday surprise

All aboard the investment rollercoaster

In a volatile market there are ups and downs, hence the need for careful financial planning, says Richard Alexander

Ask the Optician: Glaucoma

Amrik Sappal from Specsavers Fuengirola has the lowdown

Useful Spanish property tools for buyers and sellers are just a click away

If you're thinking about buying or selling property in Spain, one of the first, and best, places to start is online. Here are some of the most useful sites on the Internet...

Me and Tina Jones…

...We had a thing going on, writes Belinda Beckett, aka Mistress of Sizzle

Sell in haste or pay tax at leisure

From the start of next year, changes to Spanish income tax will affect two existing tax breaks, which could prove especially expensive for some vendors

Singin’ the Blues

Belinda Beckett, aka Mistress of Sizzle, has the antidote for the most depressing day of the year
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