What are the FAQs when moving to Andalusia?

A list to print out – for this is what all newcomers ask: 

  • How does the Buying Process work (the 3 steps)
  • Which lawyer or gestor for the buying process? Differences and costs?
  • What are the differences between urban and rural land?
  • What is that AFO Certificate for properties on rural land? How to get it?
  • The construction stop on rural land. What is allowed?
  • How do bills work (electric, water, IBI/Council Tax and basura/garbage)
  • How to learn
  • Best internet
  • How to get post on rural land? 
  • Schools for children, how do they get there?
  • How to bring dog (passport, rabies jabs, dog friendly hotels)
  • How to get OCA licence for horses
  • How to import a car
  • How do bills work (electric, water, IBI/Council Tax and basura/garbage)
  • Best internet
  • Removal logistics
  • Gardening and maintenance tips for gardens or land, and is it needed?
  • How to maintain swimming pool
  • Why and how to get Spanish driving licence
  • Tax residence and paying taxes in spain
  • How healthcare works here for expats – doctors speaking my language?
  • Finding a dentist and optician
  • Law re driving in spain – what to have in car
  • Dogs – vets, collar, dog guard in car
  • Registering at town hall (‘empadronamiento’) – how and why
  • What bank to use
  • Buying Euros
  • Builders – what to look out for
  • How and where to buy a car in spain
  • House insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Different water sources (mains / well water / irrigation water / delivered water)
  • Can water be drunk out of tap?
  • Is Air-Conditioning needed?
  • Heating systems and fuels
  • Septic tanks
  • DIY shops and garden centers
  • Mosquitos – are they dangerous, how to stop and how to treat
  • Bonfires – when and how
  • Rubbish removal when you clear out rubbish left behind by previous owner
  • How to start a business – the admin?
  • Handymen or builders?

I help with everything

Or put you in the right direction.
As starter, these are the most important questions you might want to answer for yourself:

For questions contact me in English, Spanish, Dutch, French and German.


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