Entries by Silvia

Driving in Spain- Expats

Road safety and general administrative procedures for vehicles, vehicle use and monitoring comes under the responsibility of various authorities, including local councils and state administration, through the traffic directorate general [Dirección General de Tráfico or DGT]. The autonomous communities are also responsible for matters such as vehicle technical inspection(ITV). In all cases, to drive a […]

Legal guide to living with pets in Spain

A big part of feeling comfortable and at ease when you move to a different country is having your pet with you. However, each country has its own laws and restrictions for animals living in buildings, and Spain is no different. So once you’ve transported your pet dog, cat or ferret over the border, what are […]

Informative Note regarding wills and inheritance post Brexit

Expatriates in Spain   Wills For many of you both resident and non-resident with assets in Spain you will have Spanish wills in place.  The European Directive 650/2012 also known as Brussels IV was introduced in order to streamline cross border successions across the European Union.  Although the United Kingdom never opted into this regulation […]

How to calculate home insurance in Spain

  Our Property is usually the biggest investment we make in our lives and not only could we lose it, for example, in the event of a fire we could also lose everything in it. Our memories, photos, important legal documents. If you are reading this then you probably already realise that it makes sense […]

Health insurance for foreigners in Spain

At the time applying for Residents permit or visa it is essential that you have health insurance in place. It is important that the health insurance complies with the minimum requirements. The regulations state the when a foreigner decides to live in Spain for more than 90 days, they will have to comply with rules […]

Three reasons to buy life insurance

A proven product that everyone should protect themselves with.Life insurance is a necessary purchase that has the benefit of giving you and your family peace of mind. There are many different types of cover that can be tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle. Life insurance not only provides financial protection in the event of […]

What is the Padrón

The Padrón is short for Empadronamiento and is the certificare you apply for as proof of your existence in a municipality here in Spain. It more or less equates to the electoral register in the UK and is just a census; it does not imply that you will be taxed as a result of registering […]