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REBATE FOR FOREIGN OWNERSHIP

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:16pm
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Bencr85

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Does anybody else think foreign owners should get a rebate or compensation , at present I'm paying standing charges on my electric , water , paying the suma,  paying the foreign ownership tax, community chargers , internet, etc, but can't use  my apartment for obvious reasons , and they say this could be up to august and longer ! Come August it will be 2 years since I applied for a holiday let licence,  what a joke , 

Kenneth1

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:42pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:42pm

No. 

craig245t

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:59pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:59pm

No.....I think the Spanish government / companies are having enough trouble looking after their own.

RayD

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:13pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:13pm

Ask yourself this.

Would you be able to travel to a holiday home in Cornwall?

Would you get a rebate if you had a holiday home in Cornwall?

Issuing holiday let licences is the least of the administration's worries and, the only reason there is such a backlog is because home owners had been abusing the system.

So no, I don't think you should get a rebate on anything.

Kush

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:18pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:18pm

Bencr85 wrote on Tue May 12, 2020 4:16pm:

Does anybody else think foreign owners should get a rebate or compensation , at present I'm paying standing charges on my electric , water , paying the suma,  paying the foreign ownership tax, community chargers , internet, etc, but can't use  my apartment for obvious reasons , and they...

... say this could be up to august and longer ! Come August it will be 2 years since I applied for a holiday let licence,  what a joke , 

No I really don't think that would be justified or warranted .

Kush

Movingon

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:42pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:42pm

standing charges on my electric - payable whether you're there or not

water - payable whether you're there or not

suma - payable whether you're there or not

foreign ownership tax - payable whether you're there or not

community chargers - payable whether you're there or not

internet - bad luck, change to a service you can turn on and off.

etc. - ?

Did I miss something ?

LeckyLes

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:40pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:40pm

Hi Bencr85.

I can sympathise  and totally see were you are coming from over the rebate issue, in that through no fault of your own you are paying for several services which you are prevented from fully gaining benefit from.

In reality, though, it's a definite non starter due to the exceptional  circumstances in which we all find ourselves presently involved in.

Its undoubtedly  'bite the bullet' time , but as I say, your concerns are quite understandable.

On the Holiday Let license , 2 years is much too long to have waited and I hope you soon hear better news on that one.

Take care .

LeckyLes 

Kelvin1960

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:03pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:03pm

No

Capacity charges are for the capital-intensive distribution assets (pipes, meters, cables). They are still there.

Commodity charges - if you aren't using electricity, water etc., there won't be charges. 

Michaelmlrb

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:03pm

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:03pm

I don't think that any kind of rebates should or will be made available. However I do think that you have highlighted some valid considerations for people thinking of buying property in any country other than the one in which they reside. Like most things in life there is always a flip side. 

Gilly09

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:22am

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Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:22am

Movingon wrote on Tue May 12, 2020 5:42pm:

standing charges on my electric - payable whether you're there or not

water - payable whether you're there or not

suma - payable whether you're there or not

foreign ownership tax - payable whether you're there or not

community chargers - payable whether you're there or not

internet - bad luck, change to a service you can turn on and off.

etc. - ?

Did I miss something ?

SUMA is way cheaper than council tax in UK and that still has to be paid regardless.

Think yourself lucky as many like me are residents but can't work get no help with money and lucky if we get food.

A little perspective would help you see it is not too bad. If you are well and healthy and have food on your table you are winning.

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