The Uncertain Future of Gibraltar

Britain’s tone on the future of Gibraltar could not be clearer when last week, Michael Howard, a former leader of the Conservative Party compared the clash over The Rock with the conflict that led to the Falklands War in 1982. Lord Howard said Prime Minister Theresa May would “show the same resolve” as Margaret Thatcher Read More

Juan Soler Blasco Museum

Open Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 20:00. (Summer: 18:00 to 21:00); Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10:00 to 13:00; Closed Mondays. Address: Plaça dels Germans Segarra, 1. Tel: 96 579 10 98 Email: While many tourists choose Javea for their summer holidays to enjoy the fabulous beaches, superb restaurants, and Read More

Expats & Brexit – What Will Happen Now Britain Has Voted Out?

Now Britain has decided to leave the EU, needless to say, the thousands of expats living in Spain are anxious to find out how Brexit will affect them. It was always recognised that living abroad in countries like Italy, France and Spain would become more difficult after Brexit; just as it will also become increasingly Read More

Renewing Or Applying For A European Health Insurance Card

If you are currently in the Spanish health system and have a valid SIP (Sistema de Informacion) card, you are entitled to hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).  The process of applying for the EHIC is far simpler than that of applying for an SIP card, and entitles you to reciprocal emergency care in Read More

Javea Town Hall Rates For Home Owners

Town hall rates for homeowners are payable in two parts. The first of these is for household rubbish or “basuras” (residuos solidos) which is charged in February with a payment deadline in April. This covers the use of the communal trash bins in the streets, rubbish parks where you can also dispose of garden rubbish Read More

Schools In Javea

Due to the large expat populace, living in Javea offers parents the choice to select an education for their children from the Spanish or British systems. There are two Javea schools catering for children from the ages of 2 to 18 using the British curriculum. These are: The Lady Elizabeth School, located in Cumbre del Read More

What Is A Notary In Spain?

Basically, a notary is an independent professional person (qualified under Spanish law) that “certifies” private agreements in accordance with Spanish law. You cannot legally buy a property in Javea or sell a property without the documentation going through a notary. Once an agreement is made between the buyer and seller, all transactions can only be Read More

Buying A Property Or Business In Javea? You Need A Gestor

What is A Gestor? We have no direct equivalent in the UK (the exact translation means “manager” ) but it’s a combination of: An accountant A person who can deal with the town hall to arrange to pay your local taxes Someone who can get a driving license arranged Someone who can deal with the government Read More

Have You Missed The Boat For Buying A Cheap Spanish Property?

Have you been thinking about buying property in Javea? Perhaps the appeal of a warm Mediterranean climate and a wonderful laid back lifestyle is too strong to ignore? Spain offers one of the most interesting property markets in Europe in 2016, and combined with the strong pound sterling, it is little wonder that many people Read More

Whatever You’re Into, Get Into Spain!

Spain offers many amazing features for it’s natives to enjoy without spending an abundance of money all the time. In addition, features that aren’t free tend to be on the inexpensive side. This is one of the major reasons why people choose to remain or even relocate to Spain, as it’s a cost-effective place to Read More

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