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Newbie needs advice

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47pm
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Nicky2103

Posts: 3

Location: Fuengirola

Joined: 28 Jun 2020

Hi everyone. 

My name is Nicky and I am retired and I'm looking for a long term rental in             Fuengirola I am coming over to view properties on my own next month and would welcome any advice/comments. I am learning Spanish (very slowly) and want to see what it's like living here full time before making a permanent commitment. 

Many thanks

Nicky

Cathy0103

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57pm

Posts: 1

Location: Fuengirola

Joined: 19 Dec 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57pm

Hola

I'm retired & moving to Spain also. I will be renting first & basing myself in Fuengirola as I won't be driving & the train & bus links are very good. I'm on my own so lots going on in Fuengirola & La Cala. I hope to there Sept & getting help to relocate with malagaexpat.com 

Hope this helps

Loz08

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:21am

Posts: 8

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Location: Los Boliches

Joined: 7 May 2020

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:21am

Hi Nicky.  Most people speak English and are happy to help with your Spanish.  There are a lot of expats here in Fuengirola.  The best advice I can give is not to take the first thing you see, but don’t take too long to think about it.  Good luck.

Nicky2103

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:00pm

Nicky2103

Original Poster

Posts: 3

Location: Fuengirola

Joined: 28 Jun 2020

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:00pm

Loz08 wrote on Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:21am:

Hi Nicky.  Most people speak English and are happy to help with your Spanish.  There are a lot of expats here in Fuengirola.  The best advice I can give is not to take the first thing you see, but don’t take too long to think about it.  Good luck.

Hi yes that is good advice. Should I ask a solicitor to check the rental agreement...or are agencies regulated. 

Nicky

Loz08

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:09pm

Posts: 8

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Location: Los Boliches

Joined: 7 May 2020

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:09pm

Nicky2103 wrote on Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:00pm:

Hi yes that is good advice. Should I ask a solicitor to check the rental agreement...or are agencies regulated. 

Nicky

Hi Nicky.  Lawyers are expensive but, do ask for the contract to be in English and read it thoroughly before you sign it.  Make sure the agency gives you a receipt for any monies paid to them.

Kerri

Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 6:20pm

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Location: Casares

Joined: 5 Sep 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 6:20pm

Check on residency requirements. With Brexit there are changes afoot.  You wouldn't want to sign a lease for a year and then find out that your residency didn't cover you to stay in Spain.  So I would recommend residency first and property rental next.  Good luck!

Ntjoshi131

Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2020 3:21am

Posts: 5

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Location: Fuengirola

Joined: 7 Feb 2020

Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2020 3:21am

Hi Nicky, 

We are originally from England and own a new apartment in Fuengirola that we would like to rent.

How long do you want to rent for? The residency should not be a problem if you can show pension income and health insurance.

Good luck, 

Navin Joshi

Izzy

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:45pm

Posts: 3

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Location: Torre del Mar

Joined: 6 Jan 2020

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:45pm

Kerri wrote on Sun Jul 5, 2020 6:20pm:

Check on residency requirements. With Brexit there are changes afoot.  You wouldn't want to sign a lease for a year and then find out that your residency didn't cover you to stay in Spain.  So I would recommend residency first and property rental next.  Good luck!

But rental contract is needed for residency first so  how is he going to do that? 🤔

Ntjoshi131

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:25pm

Posts: 5

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Location: Fuengirola

Joined: 7 Feb 2020

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:25pm

Izzy wrote on Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:45pm:

But rental contract is needed for residency first so  how is he going to do that? 🤔

Rental contract is not an issue for residency. You need three things:  Passport, proof of Income and medical insurance.

Loz08

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:55am

Posts: 8

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Location: Los Boliches

Joined: 7 May 2020

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:55am

Hi Nicky

Within the last year people have had to prove they have an address in the area as well as NIE number, medical insurance and income.

Good luck

Lorr

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