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Avoiding the risk of Spanish property embargoes

Unpaid bills can lead to homes being embargoed

It can come as something of a surprise that in Spain certain authorities have the power to embargo your property and, ultimately, put it up for auction if a bill remains unpaid.

September 18th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

New rules raise requirements for applying for residency in Spain

Spain residency

The Spanish government is tightening up on applications for residency certificates or cards in Spain. It isn’t enough any longer just to say that you want to live in Spain, you must prove that you have the means to do so.

August 1st, 2012 | Posted in Spain Expat | Read More »

Disentangling Spain’s new medical prescription co-payment process

Spanish pharmacy

Now that Spain’s new co-payment system for medications and prescription charges has come into effect we are beginning to see what the process looks like. There has been a lot of anxiety among residents of all nationalities about what the implications might be. This has not been helped by the trickle of information and regional differences in application.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

New co-payment scheme for Spanish medical prescriptions

Spanish pharmacy

The Spanish health service is under pressure. One of the ways in which it is hoping to increase revenue is through prescription charges. But announcements about the increase in the cost of prescriptions have caused both consternation and confusion.

July 5th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Despite slump, Scandinavians still show interest in Spanish real estate

Spain property

With a lack of potential buyers for Spanish property in the United Kingdom and other traditional foreign markets it’s not surprising that sellers are looking further afield for buyers.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Embassies and consulates in Spain

British consulate

If you own a property in Spain it is likely that at some time or another you will have contact with your national consulate or embassy. In Spain, different countries have an embassy in Madrid and consulates in other Spanish cities. In your own country there will be a Spanish Embassy in the capital and Spanish consulates in different regions.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

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