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maintaining owners properties

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:33pm
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steve58

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Hi All.

We are coming over to live  on la marina permanently next year (virus permitting) we have a small place now but will be buying a bigger place to live in.

I am a ex builder,plumber gas engineer and my wife is ex NHS. and we were wondering what work opportunities exist as we are not ready to just stop work completely at this time.I have a lot of handy man skills and I am aware that people have folks to look after properties during and in between rentals and wonder if there are any prospects here. I am on quite good terms with a couple of the property agents and may discuss this with them but just wondered what the general view was .

thanks for any feedback

Steve. 

french martini

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:30pm

french martini

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:30pm

Hi. If you want to work in this area you would have to register yourself as autonomo (self employed) and do it that way. Otherwise you could try and get some work with a company, either way you will have to pay your taxes and the spanish government are really tough on people who work illegally, fines are huge. 

Try and look in the la marina area with property management companies etc and see if they need staff. If you are going to do any sort of trade work you will have to get your site card (equivalent of the cscs card) also speaking Spanish will be necessary for any employment. 

Nicola. 

GCfromVC

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:10am

GCfromVC

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:10am

Like Nicola said and without putting a dampener on things it could prove quite difficult unless you are one of the lucky ones who can get enough work to keep themselves going. I understand there is a monthly charge to be self employed and Nicola and other knowledgeable members would be able to advise accordingly. There might even be some information in Jim's Guides that are one of the best sources of information.

If you are anything like me I'm always racking my brain for that little niche that could prove fruitful.

Good luck in your quest but stay legal with it. 

Regards

GCfromVC

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:40am

GCfromVC

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:40am

Jim's guides - your complete guide to Spain

Happy Reading

french martini

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:20pm

french martini

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:20pm

Yes Jim’s guides are better than excellent, also if anyone wants to pm me I’d be happy to talk about autonomo etc. 

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