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Where to start if considering retiring to the area

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:39am
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Linda2020

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I would be grateful for any information regarding renting for a short term before taking the plunge. I actually have no idea where to start. My plan would be to spend the winter in Spain then return to Uk for the summer. Is this do-able? Any tips, hints would be very welcome.

Thank you.

Lin 

PeterPan

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:15am

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Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:15am

Linda2020 wrote on Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:39am:

I would be grateful for any information regarding renting for a short term before taking the plunge. I actually have no idea where to start. My plan would be to spend the winter in Spain then return to Uk for the summer. Is this do-able? Any tips, hints would be very welcome.

Thank you.

Lin 

If you are a UK passport holder you may be better renting in 3 month chunks, say September to end of November & March to end of May. This would be within the 90 day rule and would allow you to enjoy the best weather in Spain, as summer is too hot and winter is often colder than people expect.

Linda2020

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:07pm

Linda2020

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Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:07pm

PeterPan wrote on Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:15am:

If you are a UK passport holder you may be better renting in 3 month chunks, say September to end of November & March to end of May. This would be within the 90 day rule and would allow you to enjoy the best weather in Spain, as summer is too hot and winter is often colder than people expect.

Thank you, I’m a Uk passport holder, I think this sounds like a plan, I could do 3 months at a time, any idea of real estate agents I could contact? Another thought I had was to do a workaway for a month or so just so I could look around the area to best decide on location. Can you rent on a caravan park for 3 months or do a private rental. 
Thanks again in advance for any help.

Lin

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Golandrina

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:28am

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:28am

A couple of websites that may be of help regarding rules and regulations in Spain are as follows:

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain for bureaucratic stuff as it is not as easy as it used to be to just move to Spain, and

N332 for anything to do with driving in Spain.   This site is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil for English speaking people and has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code on it.

tebo53

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:57am

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:57am

Linda2020 wrote on Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:39am:

I would be grateful for any information regarding renting for a short term before taking the plunge. I actually have no idea where to start. My plan would be to spend the winter in Spain then return to Uk for the summer. Is this do-able? Any tips, hints would be very welcome.

Thank you.

Lin 

If you want to live in Spain permanently you will need to apply for a visa. If you are retiring to Spain you will need to apply for a non lucrative visa. You will need to meet the income and healthcare requirements. If you gain a visa you can then move to Spain and apply for residency. 

If you come to Spain as a visitor you are limited to the 90 days in 180 day rule.

Steve 

TonySmith

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:25am

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:25am

Some sites to get you started, both for rentals and buying,

www.idealista.com  

www.kyero.com

Use the filters on these sites to narrow down the areas, prices, property type etc

When using idealista, change the spanish flag to english, and kyero is in english

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