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Leaving Spanish home empty for a month or two - security

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:15pm
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ValH

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Location: Cómpeta

Joined: 23 Jul 2019

We are hoping to downsize in UK over next couple of years and buy a smallish traditional old village house in Competa so we can move between there and family commitments here in UK. I've been reading about more incidents of squatters and break-ins in rural areas of Spain and would really appreciate anyone's comments on whether this is becoming an issue at all in the Competa area. We hope that we can make friends and contacts who we can arrange to look after our Spanish house when we return to the UK. Again, any thoughts would be hugely appreciated. Thanks Val

ManUtd1

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:46pm

Posts: 4

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Location: Torremolinos

Joined: 28 Dec 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:46pm

ValH wrote on Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:15pm:

We are hoping to downsize in UK over next couple of years and buy a smallish traditional old village house in Competa so we can move between there and family commitments here in UK. I've been reading about more incidents of squatters and break-ins in rural areas of Spain and would really apprecia...

...te anyone's comments on whether this is becoming an issue at all in the Competa area. We hope that we can make friends and contacts who we can arrange to look after our Spanish house when we return to the UK. Again, any thoughts would be hugely appreciated. Thanks Val

Hi Val

I have no experience of Spanish life, just posting my View.....

I am looking to rent a ROOM from an English couple for a week, just to go walking around, and explore the region/lifestyle

Someone like me ???? Could rent your Home ????? a reasonable charge-as they are securing the home at the same time.

I would be happy to do a Month ?

So someone you know, may be in same position.....Just an idea.....

Im Tee-Total and do not Smoke..........64 yrs YOUNG.....LOL

Regards

Ben

Crochetchica

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23am

Posts: 14

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Location: Cómpeta

Joined: 5 Jul 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23am

Hi Val,

We’ve had a townhouse in Cómpeta for 13 years and we leave in empty for 6 weeks at a time.   Cómpeta is a very safe and friendly village and there have not been any incidents of squatters or breakins in the village during that time.    Our Spanish neighbours are all lovely and have our mobile number in case of any problems with the water etc.    Last year the water heater fell off the wall!   They phoned us and arranged the plumber etc.   

Chris

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