Blog Category: In the Spanish News

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Supreme Court Tribunal Blow to Consumers Regarding Mortgage Clauses

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, In the Spanish News, Newsletters.

Consumers in Spain have suffered a blow as the Supreme Court changed the precedents of the High Courts and ruled that if there is an abusive clause relating to expenses in a mortgage, that the clients are responsible for payment of the stamp duty and half the Notary fees. Previously the Civil Chamber of the High Court had made a… Read more »

Shock Sunday Closing Zenia Boulevard, Habaneras and Supermarkets

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News, Local area, Newsletters, Travel and Tourism.

Many Shoppers got a shock this week finding that the Zenia Boulevard and Habaneras shops were now closed on a Sunday after years of being opened virtually every day. This is because in March 2015 a law was passed to limit Sunday opening and weekly opening hours, which would not come into effect until March 2018, which is why many… Read more »

Latest news Corvera and San Javier airports.

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News, Local area, Newsletters, Travel and Tourism.

On Saturday 24th February, after many years of discussion, AENA signed the management contract for the new International Airport of the Region of Murcia, located in Corvera. AENA will take possession of the airport, inspect the facilities and equipment, discuss staff being employed from Murcia San Javier airport, and have to get the proper authorisations from the State Air Safety… Read more »

Guidance for UK Nationals living in Spain Regarding Residency

Posted and filed under Brexit and Spain, In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

Over the past few months, we have seen a greatly increased number of enquiries for people wanting Residency in Spain (Residencia) and all the relevant offices locally currently have backlogs for Residency appointments. This article is to advise you that it is important that all clients who do not have Residencia and padron and need them should obtain them before 29th of… Read more »

Catalonia and Independence

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News.

The Catalonia Government held an Independence Vote on October 1st 2017. Usually, we try to stay away from commenting on politics, but this is such a major event in Spain, we think we should at least try to explain why Catalonia wants independence. Firstly, where is Catalonia? It is a North Eastern Region, which for centuries has been a corridor… Read more »

Driving and Alchohol

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News.

I read yesterday of a local man who said that he had been stopped by the police and ordered to appear at Court in the morning. He said that he had drunk two drinks over a course of several hours with food and had driven home. He was very surprised that he had been ordered to appear in Court (where he will… Read more »

New Law – Now Possible to Divorce At a Spanish Notary not in Court

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain.

Please read carefully as this does not mean that you can enter a Notary and obtain a divorce without a solicitor being involved. However, this is a very positive new law. To explain, there has been a very recent development this year, after The Law of Voluntary Jurisdiction 15/2015 of 2nd July came into force on 23rd July 2015.  From… Read more »

Mortgage Floor Clauses Refunds

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain.

What do you do when, after asking your bank for a refund because of a mortgage floor clause in your mortgage deed, they send you an email with, say, three possible options e.g. eliminate the floor clause, change the differential by 0.319% or refund you 4,200€? The normal customer has no idea whether the figures are correct or what to… Read more »

Bernie’s Brexit Babel

Posted and filed under Financial outlook, General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News, Local area, Miscellaneous.

Amanda, that incredibly efficient and knowledgeable coordinator at Spanish Solutions, asked me to write a piece on how I believe the British election may affect Brexit. I could just write down the truth, which would make for the shortest column in history; ‘I don’t know!’ But then, you dear reader don’t know either: Nobody knows. I could waffle on about… Read more »

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