What should I know before moving to Spain?

Spain Buying, Moving, Owning & Living Overseas What should I know before moving to Spain?

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    Nala

    I’m approaching retirement and my hubby and I are thinking about a move to Estepona area of Spain. What are the top things to consider before taking the plunge and move to Spain?

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    Sohaib22

    Hi Nala,

    Here are my top pointers:

    • Learn to speak Spanish, even a basic level will be invaluable
    • Remeber that business hours in Spain are different to the UK and most European countries
    • Bureaucracy can be frustrating – healthcare, school system, buying a house and more can test your patience
    • Looking to get away from the Brits, you may struggle we are everywhere!
    • Get a bank account if you are staying long-term
    • Sign-up for a phone plan
    • Watchout for the pitfalls whether buying or renting
    • Open an account with a currency company, they’ll save you money when buying your property and when sending your pension payments to your Spanish bank account
    • Preparation and research

    Best of luck!

    Soha

     

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