buying an apartment in spain

buying an apartment in spain

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Phil.

3,734 posts

227 months

Saturday 14th May
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I agree with Lord Sumption on this occasion who says ‘’There is no moral obligation to obey bad laws’’ and these Covid rules are ridiculous and unnecessary as evidenced by their lack of enforcement on their road borders and at some Spanish airports.


PF62

2,508 posts

150 months

Saturday 14th May
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Phil. said:
I agree with Lord Sumption on this occasion who says ‘’There is no moral obligation to obey bad laws’’ and these Covid rules are ridiculous and unnecessary as evidenced by their lack of enforcement on their road borders and at some Spanish airports.
So I assume by that you intend to illegally cross the border into Spain.

And you wonder why the Spanish authorities are not welcoming the British.

Phil.

3,734 posts

227 months

Saturday 14th May
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PF62 said:
So I assume by that you intend to illegally cross the border into Spain.

And you wonder why the Spanish authorities are not welcoming the British.
Why does the concept bother you and what’s it to do with this thread? Have you bought or are you considering buying in Spain or are you just going out of your way to create an argument on a random Internet forum to make you feel good?

PF62

2,508 posts

150 months

Saturday 14th May
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Phil. said:
PF62 said:
So I assume by that you intend to illegally cross the border into Spain.

And you wonder why the Spanish authorities are not welcoming the British.
Why does the concept bother you and what’s it to do with this thread?
It doesn’t bother me.

It amuses me that someone who is annoyed by the way the Spanish authorities are treating the British has decided to deliberately enter the country illegally.

Particularly when they seem to have gone out of their way to make life difficult for themselves and could have been sat in their ‘home’ in Spain for months.

Phil. said:
Have you bought or are you considering buying in Spain
Yes.

Phil.

3,734 posts

227 months

Saturday 14th May
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PF62 said:
Yes.
Whereabouts, when did you buy, and how much time do you manage to spend there? Any words of wisdom you care to share with those considering buying in Spain now?

PF62

2,508 posts

150 months

Saturday 14th May
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Phil. said:
PF62 said:
Yes.
Whereabouts, when did you buy, and how much time do you manage to spend there? Any words of wisdom you care to share with those considering buying in Spain now?
Words of wisdom - don’t import a British ‘chip on your shoulder’ when dealing with Spanish authorities. Their country, their rules.

cb31

904 posts

113 months

Saturday 14th May
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Well the attitude of Spain has made our family not bother going this year, we'll spend our money on countries that are more welcoming. This year we'll be heading to Portugal instead of Spain for a mini-holiday. Shame as we used to love getting a villa in Andalucia somewhere and visiting local bars and restaurants.

98elise

21,836 posts

138 months

Saturday 14th May
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cb31 said:
Well the attitude of Spain has made our family not bother going this year, we'll spend our money on countries that are more welcoming. This year we'll be heading to Portugal instead of Spain for a mini-holiday. Shame as we used to love getting a villa in Andalucia somewhere and visiting local bars and restaurants.
On the flip side I'm about to go on our second Spanish holiday this year and the entry rules have had near zero effect on us.

If I like going somewhere, I go.

CharlesdeGaulle

21,450 posts

157 months

Saturday 14th May
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98elise said:
On the flip side I'm about to go on our second Spanish holiday this year and the entry rules have had near zero effect on us.

If I like going somewhere, I go.
Same for me. I've done the mainland a couple of times and Lanzarote, all with no problems. The reality of life for anti-vaccers is quite different on the continent than it might be in UK, but if you conform with the rules it's dead easy.

Phil.

3,734 posts

227 months

Saturday 14th May
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Same for me. I've done the mainland a couple of times and Lanzarote, all with no problems. The reality of life for anti-vaccers is quite different on the continent than it might be in UK, but if you conform with the rules it's dead easy.
Travelling as an EU resident within the EU/Schengen area is pretty straightforward I agree. I’ve travelled at every opportunity for the past 2 years and dealt with all the various and changing tests/forms. Life’s too short not to carry on doing stuff you enjoy, when allowed.

recordman

315 posts

102 months

Saturday 14th May
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I'm a fully jabbed UK passport holder and I flew into Almeria last Tuesday. After passport control there were a couple of white coated operatives checking NHS jab documents (on phone or printed). I wasn't asked for evidence of jabbage by easyJet before boarding at Gatwick though.

ooid

3,120 posts

77 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’m heading soon to Barcelona to check a few properties. Got my booster in mid december 2021, assuming I’m good to go?

Shnozz

25,087 posts

248 months

Saturday 14th May
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recordman said:
I'm a fully jabbed UK passport holder and I flew into Almeria last Tuesday. After passport control there were a couple of white coated operatives checking NHS jab documents (on phone or printed). I wasn't asked for evidence of jabbage by easyJet before boarding at Gatwick though.
I wasn’t asked for anything either side last week but think it was simply because all the scanning desks were busy so the lady in Alicante just said carry on through.

Managing to do best part of 50/50 between the two countries still. 90 day rule means I need to be more astute in how I do it and envious of my Danish Mrs as no issue in that regard.

28 today and watching FA Cup final on the roof terrace right now with a beer. No regrets.

Shnozz

25,087 posts

248 months

Saturday 14th May
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ooid said:
I’m heading soon to Barcelona to check a few properties. Got my booster in mid december 2021, assuming I’m good to go?
Believe all you need is a jab in the last 270 days.

https://www.spth.gob.es/faq?tab=2

ChocolateFrog

16,493 posts

150 months

Saturday 14th May
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cb31 said:
Well the attitude of Spain has made our family not bother going this year, we'll spend our money on countries that are more welcoming. This year we'll be heading to Portugal instead of Spain for a mini-holiday. Shame as we used to love getting a villa in Andalucia somewhere and visiting local bars and restaurants.
We're in Portugal instead of the canaries at the moment due to their relaxing of covid restrictions.

I predict a race to a new zero covid fairly soon, when the reality of a few extra million (billion?) in tourist revenue floats (or flies) past. I guess it will suit both the vaxxers and those of us who chose not to as there's plenty of choice for both now.

We showed our recovery certificates as they're still in date but it took no more than a minute.

ooid

3,120 posts

77 months

Saturday 14th May
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Shnozz said:
Believe all you need is a jab in the last 270 days.

https://www.spth.gob.es/faq?tab=2
cheers Shnozz.. Hope all well on your side. Visited last summer in September, there was no issue at all, except the bloody rain we brought back from London! biggrin

pincher

7,224 posts

194 months

Saturday 14th May
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Shnozz said:
I wasn’t asked for anything either side last week but think it was simply because all the scanning desks were busy so the lady in Alicante just said carry on through.

Managing to do best part of 50/50 between the two countries still. 90 day rule means I need to be more astute in how I do it and envious of my Danish Mrs as no issue in that regard.

28 today and watching FA Cup final on the roof terrace right now with a beer. No regrets.
Happy Birthday laugh

Phil.

3,734 posts

227 months

Saturday 14th May
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PF62 said:
Words of wisdom - don’t import a British ‘chip on your shoulder’ when dealing with Spanish authorities. Their country, their rules.
Encouragingly your words of wisdom are not shared by many Spanish who also disagree with the actions their government are taking against the Brits. My wife speaks to her Spanish friends on a weekly basis and they are embarrassed to learn of our predicament.

We were planning to be in Spain next week to attend a community event and I gave my apologies recently. The Spanish organiser of the event who happens to be a lawyer responded to my apologies tonight. He said:

‘’Thank you a lot for you wishes and I hope that you can come here soon. I 100% agreed with the stupid measure implemented by politicians without any common senses to restric the free circulation of people with the excuse of Covid.’’

Feel free to respond with another dumb comment which I’m in no doubt you will.

PF62

2,508 posts

150 months

Sunday 15th May
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Phil. said:
Feel free to respond with another dumb comment which I’m in no doubt you will.
Dumb comments - sorry, I can't beat someone who chose to spend winter in the cold and damp UK rather than in their 'home' in sunny and warm Spain - the couple of months I spent in Spain last winter were glorious.

Phil.

3,734 posts

227 months

Sunday 15th May
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PF62 said:
Dumb comments - sorry, I can't beat someone who chose to spend winter in the cold and damp UK rather than in their 'home' in sunny and warm Spain - the couple of months I spent in Spain last winter were glorious.
Thing is you stupidly and repeatably assume things about me, my circumstances, and what I do, but are wrong every time. I spent 6 weeks in sunny Spain earlier this year. So who’s the dumb one now? laugh

You fail to contribute anything constructive to the theme of this thread and continue to pick dumb arguments. Please go play elsewhere.