Renting a property in Spain – the essentials

Not everyone relocating to Spain owns property from the get-go. Buying and selling property in Spain is a very different experience than the UK for example, and buying in the wrong place can be an expensive mistake. Rent before you buy is good advice we’d give to anyone planning on moving to Spain for the…

Spain’s National holiday – 12th October – La Fiesta Nacional de España

Traditionally referred to as the Día de la Hispanidad,  Spain’s National day is the most important date for most Spanish in the national holiday calendar. Now celebrated on 12th October, it has its origins in 1892 as a celebration of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, It is especially important this year, as…

Being a good neighbour in Spain – the Gecor app

With the best will in the world, your local town Hall (Ayuntamineto) and the teams responsible for keeping things ship shape in your municipality can’t be everywhere at once. Local authorities rely on citizens to keep them updated about issues and the Gecor app is a great way of doing this. Funded by the Spanish…

Registering your NIE number with the Spanish Tax Agency – Modelo 030

When moving lock, stock and barrel to another country, a huge part of the process is packing up your worldly goods and getting them transported to your new home. In order to do this successfully in Spain, there’s a very important process you’ll need to complete – registering a Modelo 030 tax form with the…

Document quality is the key to success with Spanish public administration

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” With the demise of the face-to-face appointment, where you could speak up for yourself and argue the toss if necessary, your documents now have to do the speaking for you. The move to online for everything from your visa appointment to the TIE card…