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Finding a rental property

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:49pm
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Ann Jennings 888

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I would appreciate advice about finding a rental property agency which has apartments available for approx 4 -6 months starting on 1 Nov. I would also like  to know how utilities are calculated and if it is absolutely necessary to have a spanish bank account. I have an NIE number. Thanks in advance.

tebo53

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:59pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:59pm

Ann Jennings 888 wrote on Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:49pm:

I would appreciate advice about finding a rental property agency which has apartments available for approx 4 -6 months starting on 1 Nov. I would also like  to know how utilities are calculated and if it is absolutely necessary to have a spanish bank account. I have an NIE number. Thanks in ...

...advance.

Hi Ann,

First of all Ann, are you expecting to stay in the property for the full period of 4 to 6 months? 

Steve 

Ann Jennings 888

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:01pm

Ann Jennings 888

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:01pm

tebo53 wrote on Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:59pm:

Hi Ann,

First of all Ann, are you expecting to stay in the property for the full period of 4 to 6 months? 

Steve 

Yes. Ideally I would stay 6 months if I found a suitable place. 

tebo53

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:07pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:07pm

Ann Jennings 888 wrote on Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:01pm:

Yes. Ideally I would stay 6 months if I found a suitable place. 

If you are a UK passport holder The bad news is that you will be limited to staying for 90 days in a rolling 180 days. Here is a link to explain the 90/180 rule.

https://newlandchase.com/the-schengen-areas-90-180-day-rule-made-easy/

To stay in Spain legally for longer would require you to apply for a visa and applying for residency. 

Steve 

Ann Jennings 888

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:40pm

Ann Jennings 888

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:40pm

tebo53 wrote on Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:07pm:

If you are a UK passport holder The bad news is that you will be limited to staying for 90 days in a rolling 180 days. Here is a link to explain the 90/180 rule.

https://newlandchase.com/the-schengen-areas-90-180-day-rule-made-easy/

To stay in Spain legally for longer would require you to apply for a visa and applying for residency. 

Steve 

Thanks Steve. I am not a UK passport holder so I believe that regulation would not apply to me.

tebo53

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:02pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:02pm

Ann Jennings 888 wrote on Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:40pm:

Thanks Steve. I am not a UK passport holder so I believe that regulation would not apply to me.

What passport do you hold? 

Steve 

Ann Jennings 888

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:51am

Ann Jennings 888

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:51am

tebo53 wrote on Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:02pm:

What passport do you hold? 

Steve 

Hi Steve, 

I hold an Irish passport. I was hoping to get advice about how much of a security deposit I would be expected to pay, how many months rent in advance and the average amount for utilities for one person. I have proof of pension but would prefer if I can set up direct debits from an Irish bank account if that is possible. 

Thanks for your help.

Ann

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:54am

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:54am

There’s always plenty to rent 6 months over the winter, should be no problem, utilities electric starts at 25 ish €a month water 65€ standing charge a quarter plus your useage,would suggest you contact agents in the area for some firm figures (google)Elite is one in Playa Flamenca plenty about plus private ones

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:58am

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:58am

Youhoo wrote on Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:54am:

There’s always plenty to rent 6 months over the winter, should be no problem, utilities electric starts at 25 ish €a month water 65€ standing charge a quarter plus your useage,would suggest you contact agents in the area for some firm figures (google)Elite is one in Playa Flamenca plenty ab...

...out plus private ones

Usually 4-6 weeks deposit try to get a south facing apartment for the sun and warmth we can get very chilly without it thermal socks 🤣floors very cold

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