If you are thinking of moving to Spain from anywhere in the world, or if you already live in Spain, be aware of the many pitfalls that occur due to legislation, con artists and many other aspects of the Spanish system, not forgetting the language. The Holiday Guide is here to give you all the assistance that you need; here are some of the things that we can help you with.
If you are looking to purchase a property, beware, there are many crooks here who are just out for your money! First you need to find the right property for you, there are lots of properties for sale in Spain, but some people tend to be rather economical with the truth. Like all things, it is important that you use a reputable and knowledgeable company. A company that knows the area, speaks the language, knows the laws and procedures and are willing to provide a complete service. At the Holiday Guide we have had both good and very bad experiences with estate agents. Please feel free to use the contact form if you would like more information or you are concerned about a partiucular agent.
IMPORTING YOUR VEHICLE
If you have brought your car with you to Spain, you must import it, no matter what people will tell you, it is the law, if you wish to use it continually on the roads of Spain. We can recommend a specialist "Gestor" who will make this process as painless as possible.
If you and/or your family are planning to remain in Spain for some time, then it is advisable to become a Spanish resident, many people will tell you that it is not necessary, this may or may not be true, as the legislation is rather hazy at the moment regarding this area, but there are many benefits to having a residency card. What is necessary is, an N.I.E. number, for everyone on arrival in Spain. A local "Gestor" who speaks english cab advise you.
GENERAL HELP AND ADVICE
We are happy to give unbiased help and advice to holiday makers, between all the staff at The Holiday Guide and our associates, we have a wide range of experience of all matters related to living in Spain. If we don't know the answer we probably "know a man who does. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or problems which you feel we may be able to help with.