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Thinking about long term rent!

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:01pm
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Keith999

Posts: 4

Location: Torrox

Hi

I am considering moving to Spain for around six months.  57yo retired and self sufficient so don’t need to work.   Looking for modest place up to rental of around €600pm 

Need little other than close to sea, good internet access and most importantly of course plenty of friendly Brits close by.   Torrox looks good but would consider anywhere on coastline with above criteria. 

I would be grateful for any tips, thoughts suggestions?

Regards 

Keith

Lesleybw

Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:23am

Posts: 8

Location: Torrox

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:23am

Hi we've moved to torrox 2 months ago  husband 67 me 60  Theresa lot of british here  we rent 2 bed in mountain but only 20 minutes from sea  we went though agent in torrox competa agents   do as we did come for holiday and see what you think 

pricklyone

Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:07am

Posts: 61

Location: Torrox

23 helpful posts

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:07am

Hi there,

I live in Torrox pueblo, and love it. But, it's not for everyone. As said earlier, why don't you come over for a couple of weeks and travel around to find what works best for you? There's so many variables, and it's so personal, it's hard to say to someone what is right for them. For example, I would not live on the other side of Malaga, it's not my kind of thing and I rarely visit apart from going to IKEA or seeing a friend who has a place in Benalmadena. But, it's a very popular part of Spain with British people so, there has to be a lot going for it.

Good luck!

Keith999

Keith999

Original Poster

Wed Oct 2, 2019 12:55pm

Posts: 4

Location: Torrox

Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 12:55pm

Thank you for your response

If you don’t mind me asking is rent high or low and what is cost of living like compared to uk?

I have about €2,000 per month of disposable income but that needs to cover rent and all bills including shopping and perhaps running a small car 

Thank you but not too worry if unable to answer above questions

Regards

Keith 

Lesleybw

Wed Oct 2, 2019 1:41pm

Posts: 8

Location: Torrox

Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 1:41pm

Our rent is )500  the electric is 50 euros. Food is  a bit cheaper then unless you buy branded UK food that's a lot more expensive. To eat out tapas for 2 of us is about 10 euros. a three course meal. is around 10 to 12 euros each. Including drinks . Our internet is 25 euros a month  we've found it cheaper here including everything then it is in UK    food much with everything 

Keith999

Keith999

Original Poster

Wed Oct 2, 2019 2:06pm

Posts: 4

Location: Torrox

Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 2:06pm

Brilliant thank you for prompt response

Regards

Keith

pricklyone

Wed Oct 2, 2019 5:38pm

Posts: 61

Location: Torrox

23 helpful posts

Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 5:38pm

Hi,

I live on considerably less than that, and don't feel I am missing out at all. I don't run a car, though - it depends whereabouts in Torrox you are living but, in the pueblo it can be a bit of a pain, as parking by houses is often impossible! There's an excellent bus service, and good cheap car hire places if I need some independent wheels. As said before, most things are much cheaper here, especially if you cook for yourself more than eat out. Produce is generally of very high quality.

You do need to factor in health insurance, though. Without getting too hung up on what happens after October 31st, you will need some sort of cover, even just a low level, as the EHIC (while it lasts) only covers emergenct treatment and not extras like physio, for example. Mine is cheap, though.

I don't think you'll struggle living here! It's great. 

Keith999

Keith999

Original Poster

Wed Oct 2, 2019 8:07pm

Posts: 4

Location: Torrox

Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 8:07pm

Wow nice to find people offering such good advice 

Thank you so much 

Malcanne52

Thu Oct 3, 2019 10:24am

Posts: 21

Location: Torrox

1 helpful posts

Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 10:24am

We too are renting in Torrox Costa for the winter months we arrive in November, we rented through Air b&b  it's excellent.....good luck k Anne and Malcolm.

Adrianfduffy

Thu Oct 3, 2019 7:05pm

Posts: 2

Location: Nerja

Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 7:05pm

We are also looking to rent in the winter although only February  March, and possibly April, I have been looking at long term rental but only seem to have the whole of winter rather than a couple or three months, any information of estate agents doing longish rentals would be greatly appreciated 

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