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Buying in PB

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:19pm
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Gary

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Location: Playa Blanca

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Hi guys

Now the uk has left the EU has it got harder to settle in PB

I belive/read I can not stay more than 90 dias 

Does this count if I own a villa 

Is anyone is up to date on new laws/reg's

As I'm hoping to buy around June 21 will be a cash buyer 

Gary

Lawrie67

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:28pm

Posts: 11

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Location: Playa Honda

Joined: 29 Dec 2020

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:28pm

90 days in any 180 day period. So in effect 6 months but that includes almost all eu countries you visit in that 180 days otherwise you have to apply for residency 

Susan22

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 8:40am

Posts: 26

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Location: Haria

Joined: 3 Dec 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 8:40am

Join the Brexit and Canaries group on fb for all up to date information and official government documents. You won’t get this here.

But no, owning a villa does NOT change the 90 days out of 180 days Schengen rule.


good luck! Do a lot of research!!

Gary

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 10:27am

Gary

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Location: Playa Blanca

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Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 10:27am

Hi Susan 

I'm not on FB

There are so many factors involved it's not straight forward 

Gary

Susan22

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:41pm

Posts: 26

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Location: Haria

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Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:41pm

Gary wrote on Wed Feb 3, 2021 10:27am:

Hi Susan 

I'm not on FB

There are so many factors involved it's not straight forward 

Gary

Well then I advice you to look at all

Gov.uk

BOE

BOC

Websites regarding U.K. as a non-EU third country 

Talk to immigration solicitor

Decide on whether you want residencia.


finally if you plan to work there as a non-EUcitizen, try to find a job cuz you need a work visa 


I honestly think if you are at ground zero on this in February, don’t plan to be buying and moving in June. Don’t think you’ll be allowed in anyway , coming from a non-EU country with v high Covid! Good luck.

Gary

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:54pm

Gary

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Location: Playa Blanca

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Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:54pm

Sue if it was only that easy

There's different rules for holiday home & permanent residency 

How to be a tax resident 

Golden Visa 

Non lucrative visa 

Savings

NIE card before we can even buy 

Looks like it can take up to 5yrs to get residency 

Then there's spanish tax on private pensions etc 

Its a mine field and will put lots of people buying in Spain

Even the tax on renting out has gone up from 19% to 24 

The Spanish are now applying a tax for furniture you bring from the UK they are saying that we have to prove its ours 

Susan22

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 1:08pm

Posts: 26

18 helpful points

Location: Haria

Joined: 3 Dec 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 1:08pm

Gary wrote on Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:54pm:

Sue if it was only that easy

There's different rules for holiday home & permanent residency 

How to be a tax resident 

Golden Visa 

Non lucrative visa 

Savings

NIE card before we can even buy 

Looks like it can take up to 5yrs to get residency 

Then there's spanish tax on private pensions etc 

Its a mine field and will put lots of people buying in Spain

Even the tax on renting out has gone up from 19% to 24 

The Spanish are now applying a tax for furniture you bring from the UK they are saying that we have to prove its ours 

Yes. I’m still waiting  to hear one good outcome to Brexit . Luckily for me, the only impact is the 90/180 rule and taxes going up, which is pretty minimal impact!

Susan22

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 1:09pm

Posts: 26

18 helpful points

Location: Haria

Joined: 3 Dec 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 1:09pm

Gary wrote on Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:54pm:

Sue if it was only that easy

There's different rules for holiday home & permanent residency 

How to be a tax resident 

Golden Visa 

Non lucrative visa 

Savings

NIE card before we can even buy 

Looks like it can take up to 5yrs to get residency 

Then there's spanish tax on private pensions etc 

Its a mine field and will put lots of people buying in Spain

Even the tax on renting out has gone up from 19% to 24 

The Spanish are now applying a tax for furniture you bring from the UK they are saying that we have to prove its ours 

Just so you know, these new rules aren’t FOR us. It’s just brexit

Retired waster

Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2021 7:08pm

Posts: 4

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Location: Conil

Joined: 17 May 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2021 7:08pm

Gary wrote on Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:54pm:

Sue if it was only that easy

There's different rules for holiday home & permanent residency 

How to be a tax resident 

Golden Visa 

Non lucrative visa 

Savings

NIE card before we can even buy 

Looks like it can take up to 5yrs to get residency 

Then there's spanish tax on private pensions etc 

Its a mine field and will put lots of people buying in Spain

Even the tax on renting out has gone up from 19% to 24 

The Spanish are now applying a tax for furniture you bring from the UK they are saying that we have to prove its ours 

Hi,

Don’t be put off: taxes were always charged for shipping furniture. Residency rules always required health care, property ownership, and or cash in a bank. Getting into the system was greatly helped by estate agents, who are keen to get sales, and local lawyers, who are keen for money! We started with buying from an experienced and reputable agent. Everything fell into place. We haven’t looked back in 4 years so good luck. Finally bear in mind the Spanish government is desperate for your money as they are in trouble financially I believe so you should be assisted further later as many of the Brexit scare stories have been debunked already. Do get your COVID jab in the UK first if you want one as they are way ahead of here.

Lawrie67

Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2021 7:47pm

Posts: 11

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Location: Playa Honda

Joined: 29 Dec 2020

Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2021 7:47pm

Gary wrote on Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:19pm:

Hi guys

Now the uk has left the EU has it got harder to settle in PB

I belive/read I can not stay more than 90 dias 

Does this count if I own a villa 

Is anyone is up to date on new laws/reg's

As I'm hoping to buy around June 21 will be a cash buyer 

Gary

Hi- we just purchased in playa Honda. Saw various properties on many local websites and got in touch with a property agent in September and managed a viewingvtrip a week or so later 

Offer was accepted in October and completion the day before final Brexit extension. We intend spending up to 6 months over the full year, so I’m not sure if residency is necessary for us 

Get a good English speaking lawyer who is Spanish I can send names of required. Also as mentioned, we used a property agent to go and view any property and advise us on the area   When we went over to view, she organised everything for us eg Lawyer and bank - even took us visiting furniture shops, sorting out our remote access alarm and is our key holder and now running our refurbishment whilst we are stuck here. It makes all the difference and are trustworthy. I can’t see us travelling over before June simply down to restrictions   Let me know if you need any help and best of luck  

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