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Case Studies

We have tried to show you in a few case studies the type of work we can do and how we can find solutions to problems. They say a problem shared is a problem halved so try us with yours, and you never know, we just might be able to help. Likewise if you need some information, we will do our best to help you…

CASE STUDY – EHIC, SIP CARD & RESIDENCIA IN SPAIN

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We recently received a similar enquiry to this:- “Hi, I have lived in Spain for just over 2 years. I have an EHIC card from England which will expire on 6 June 2020. Am I able to get medical assistance just using this card and my passport in medical centres? I have ongoing health problems and am retired. I will… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Can you have a penknife on your person or in your car?

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We have had a case whereby a youth of 20 had gone to visit a friend near Murcia last year and was standing outside the house, with some of their friends chatting, not doing anything. Spanish police passed by and must have thought that they looked suspicious as they were questioned, searched and then the youth´s car searched.  In his… Read more »

Case Study – Selling a property in Spain

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A client has recently come to us and said we are going to sell in about 3-4 months time. What do we need to think about? Capital Gains Tax Please note that the Capital Gains is a tax calculated on the difference between the purchase price of the property originally, and the sale price of the house, not the value price…. Read more »

Case Study -Drink and Drug Tests in the Workplace in Spain

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We recently had an enquiry as follows:- We believe that we have a situation whereby we will need to necessary to test our employees for drug and drink abuse. Please what is the correct way to apply this or announce it in Spain, so that we act in accordnace with the law? Perhaps we need you to draft a legal… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Received a notification from Court in Spain

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 From time to time worried clients approach us saying that they have received a notification from the local Court advising that they need to collect a document from the local Court in person.    What this is can vary, but usually, it is some type of accusation against the clients. The most recent accusation we saw was claiming for damages… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Change of Ownership of a Car

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We received an enquiry today, which is quite common:- “Are you are to arrange the title transfer of a vehicle I am about to purchase from a friend in Calpe. I am living in Almeria and have to return to the UK next Monday.  I can get all the relevant copies of documents, sale/purchase contract, NIE’s, padrons and the completed transfer document…. Read more »

Case Study – How to get a SIP card (Medical care in Spain)

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We recently received a similar enquiry to this:- “Hi, I have lived in Spain for just over 2 years. I have an EHIC card from England which will expire on June 2020. Am I able to get medical assistance just using this card and my passport in medical centres? I have ongoing health problems and am retired. I will be 68… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Selling a Property

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A few days ago we received a similar enquiry to this regarding selling a property. “Good afternoon, We are three sisters from the UK who jointly own a 3-bedroom property on a community in Playa Flamenca. We inherited the property from our mother and the ownership of the property was legally transferred into our names in 1996 by a Spanish notary… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Importation/Plate Transfer

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We received an email this morning which may be of interest to some of you wondering about the same thing; importing a vehicle to Spain or changing a vehicle to Spanish plates. We are always happy to help with these enquiries and are very experienced in them. Re: Importation/ Plate Transfer Hello Amanda, I found your details from your website…. Read more »

CASE STUDY – Spanish Road Tax

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ROAD TAX IN SPAIN WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR CAR? All Spanish-registered vehicle owners (including motorcycle owners) must pay an annual road tax. The amount of tax payable varies with the ‘fiscal horsepower’ ( potencia fiscal or caballos fiscales) of your car, which is a nominal amount not necessarily related to the engine power of a vehicle…. Read more »

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