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Just bought flat in playa del cura beach area

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:31pm
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delsmith

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Hi all,

Just introducing myself after buying a flat in Torrevieja, Playa del Cura area 

My names Derek and i am a 53 year old Electrician

Any tips or advice would be very welcome

Cheers   

Annier999

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:30am

Annier999

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Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:30am

Have you bought as a holiday home or to reside full time? Are you here at the moment or in the UK. 

elinspain

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:26pm

elinspain

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Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:26pm

Hello Derek

I have just returned from the town & walked along by part of  the Playa Cura beach this morning - not a nice day, a bit grey & quite windy.

If you have just purchased a property I would imagine most of your questions have been answered about the location , the town & amenities etc.. what else would you like to know. Ive lived here 17yrs (in La Mata) so might  have some answers for you - it depends on your questions, also, if you answer Annier999s questions that will help a bit more.

Cheers

Elinspain

delsmith

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:17pm

delsmith

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Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:17pm

Annier999 wrote on Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:30am:

Have you bought as a holiday home or to reside full time? Are you here at the moment or in the UK. 

Hi Annie,

Thanks for your reply, i've bought it as a holiday home for now and will be out in Spain as soon as i can

Just looking to make a few friends and join a wee social club and maybe use my skills as a qualified spark

Regards,

             Derek

delsmith

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:25pm

delsmith

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Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:25pm

elinspain wrote on Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:26pm:

Hello Derek

I have just returned from the town & walked along by part of  the Playa Cura beach this morning - not a nice day, a bit grey & quite windy.

If you have just purchased a property I would imagine most of your questions have been answered about the location , the town & amenities etc.. what else would you like to know. Ive lived here 17yrs (in La Mata) so might  have some answers for you - it depends on your questions, also, if you answer Annier999s questions that will help a bit more.

Cheers

Elinspain

Hi Elin,

Just looking to make a few friends, join a wee social club and maybe use my skills as a qualified spark

lol still got loads of questions like the name of a good local ex-pat bar

Regards,

              Derek

elinspain

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:51pm

elinspain

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Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:51pm

delsmith wrote on Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:25pm:

Hi Elin,

Just looking to make a few friends, join a wee social club and maybe use my skills as a qualified spark

lol still got loads of questions like the name of a good local ex-pat bar

Regards,

              Derek

Hello Derek

Torrevieja town centre is a complete mix of many  nationalities so  making friends  might be limited, unless you get chatting to people (how's your spanish?)  Clubs/bars  used by expats will be mainly  out of town on the urbanisations where ex-pats live - mostly closed at the moment due to resrictions & social distancing  but some likely to reopen soon. Sorry but  I still  dont know  any ex pat bars in the centre of town. 

As far as work is concerned you can't work legally unless you are living here  & register as 'autonomo' which is self employed. You would need to persue that by applying for a Visa from the Spanish Embassy in the UK - it has got much more difficult & expensive to move to  since Brexit. Until then , as a visitor you can visit for up to 90 days in a rolling 180days.

Won't overload you with too much info. that currently,  you don't need. When you can travel & spend time here as a holiday visitor, you can get more advice  & help  on the forum

Cheers

Elinspain

Annier999

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:59pm

Annier999

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Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:59pm

delsmith wrote on Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:25pm:

Hi Elin,

Just looking to make a few friends, join a wee social club and maybe use my skills as a qualified spark

lol still got loads of questions like the name of a good local ex-pat bar

Regards,

              Derek

I’ve sent you a PM.

Completely agree with what El in Spain said about working and visas etc. Would add that electrical systems are probably different here, so you’d possibly need to get Spanish qualifications to operate legally. 

Terry1953

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:44pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:44pm

Hi Derek

Welcome to Torrevieja 

Terry

Golandrina

Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 4:36pm

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Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 4:36pm

A couple of sites that may be helpful for you to have a look at:

Citizens Advise Bureau Spain for bureaucracy stuff

N332 for anything to do with driving in Spain.   Their Facebook page has kept us up to date with the rules and regulations in respect of the virus since March last year.   That page and their website are run in conjunction with officers of the Guardia Civil for English speaking and the website also has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code.

delsmith

Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 11:13pm

delsmith

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Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 11:13pm

Terry1953 wrote on Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:44pm:

Hi Derek

Welcome to Torrevieja 

Terry

Hi Terry,

Thanks for the welcome

Hope your well and the weather good for you

Derek/Del

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