Hello, I am seeking a sample long term rental contract as I am hoping to rent a house in the region from a company called ACACIA Villas ( based just outside Albox). Does anyone know of this company, has anyone used them?Can anyone help by providing me or pointing me to a sample contract please. The one they have sent doesnot make sense and is missing lots of stuff. ( which is a bit worrying!!)Any information would be greatly appreciated.Thank youCat
Hi everyone, does anyone know if its possible to receive any financial help from the government in the form of child benefit/ job seeking allowance/ low income support similar to that in the uk. My famuly and i have been in Almeria since 2002 and have hit absolute rock bottom. None of can find work ( i have a cleaning job tomorrow but it pays only E 2. 35 / hour) My husband, a qualified gas fitter and builder is manageing to find the odd bit but it equates to no more than 1 week in every 5 or 6 and that clearly is nowhere near enough to live on. My , now grown up family have recently gone back to night school to try and get better qualificatins, but that is putting food on the table. As much as i hate the thought of 'benefits', we all have to eat and pay our bills and we are now on the brink of loosing our home. The meer thought of returning to the uk fills me with dread.So as an absolute last result i wondered if anyone has information regarding receiving 'low income ' benefits here in Spain. I cant believe there isnt anything in place for people in this situation. I be so grateful for any advice as we really do not want to lose our home here. Many thanks in advance.
Someone was telling me the other day that their car insurance includes a fine reduction service. That doesn't sound right to me, and I haven't got a vehicle at the moment, so no way I can check if it is correct, but would be interested to know none the less. Does anyones insurance include this?
I will be arriving in Spain (Almeria) in the next few weeks, hopefully to live. I havent found a property yet, I will probably rent. I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice on opening bank accounts in Spain? What do I need, where to go etc. I dont speak much Spanish either. Do you have to be a resident as well. Can I use just a passport? Any help is much appreciated.
This may seem silly, but I have heard people mention that in their community they are forbidden to hang their towels over balconies to dry in the summer, the president told them this ...Just wondering if a community president has any right to dictate to people like that and if any action could be taken on my friends if they did happen to do it...?
I wonder if anyone can help me with a Residencia question? I haven't got one and never have had one. I have a bank account, own a house here, and have worked here legally. So the questions are, do i need one> Is there a reason legally that I should have one? If I get one what is the difference to not having one? Thanks, and I look forward to reading your replies.
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Anyone tell me the exchange rate in Mojacar area- coming over on hols in a few weeks and wondering whether to change money here or wait till we ge there.Also hoping to find a mobile home to buy in the area...does anyone know of any we can go and see while there - around 10-15K...?ThanksCrissywissy:-)