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buying property in la marina .


Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2016 10:20pm
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Location: La Marina

hi me and my husband are thinking of moving to la marina sometime next year when we retire but are unsure about brexit in 2 years time any advice would be great as we are new members .



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Thu Nov 3, 2016 12:01am

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Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 12:01am

The simple answer s that nobody knows what effect Brexit will have on property owners in Spain, especially not the the government ministers in charge of the process!

Best case scenario is that reciprocal deals will be negotiated on healthcare costs, recognition of driving licences, visa waiver etc. etc. If that's the case then very little will change.

Actually, I personally think that the best case scenarios is that the EU heads of government continue with their hardball tactics and it becomes clear that Brexit won't work, so we abandon the whole idea, but sadly I don't think that is very likely.

If we don't get reciprocal agreements then we may find we have to take-out private health insurance, obtain an international driving permit or pass a Spanish driving test and obtain a visa each time we enter the country.

Either way, life in Spain will still be good and the weather will still be great, so you shouldn't let the prospect of what might be put you off.



Thu Nov 3, 2016 9:50am

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Location: La Zenia

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Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 9:50am

The biggest problem is the current exchange rate also,property has risen by 22% since early in the year,i changed a few Grand into euros at 1,41 in London,now 1,09.

that as blown our idea of selling up and buying in Spain for the time being


Thu Apr 6, 2017 11:21am

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 11:21am

It's very easy to find reasons not to do it, but after years of indecision we finally woke up to the fact that we're not going to be around forever and if we don't do it now perhaps we won't get the chance again. Yes, Brexit is a worry and the exchange rate is my biggest concern. Prices are rising too. Weighing everything up we decided it's now or perhaps never so we've jumped in! Life is never perfect or certain, but proactively going after your dream, if that's what it is, is the best way to live your life in my opinion. Good luck.

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