All residents in Spain need to register to access healthcare.
Once registered for healthcare, basic state services are free, but there are some things that patients need to pay for. For example, you usually have to pay something towards prescriptions – either a reduced price or the full price.
UK nationals usually access the Spanish national health system in one of these ways:
through entitlement to healthcare if they’re employed or self-employed in Spain
paying directly into the public health insurance scheme (Convenio Especial)
registering a UK-issued S1 form with the social security office
using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays
through entitlement to healthcare as a permanent resident if they’ve lived in Spain for 5 years
Want to buy a property abroad? How do you ensure you make the right choice?
Whilst the internet can find properties with the attributes you search for, identifying those that are in an area that would suit you is very hit and miss. What looks good on the screen, in reality, is a great disappointment in real life. Photos are taken to show off the properties as best they can; pylons, building sites, industrial and commercial neighbours are avoided.
The biggest problem most internet searchers experience is the sheer volume of properties their searches present. Properties Overseas helps its clients avoid overload and confusion. Its experienced people will save you time and help refine your property requirements so you can focus on what suits your needs and preferences. We will give you access to the most appropriate properties. You will save time when visiting Spain to view properties and ensure you get the most from your visit.
You take financial advice from the UK but live in Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta or another EU country? Regulations are changing. What do you need to think about as full Brexit approaches?
Reassuringly, even if there is a no-deal Brexit, citizens’ rights for UK nationals legally settled in an EU member state by 31 December 2020 are protected under the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement. There are no such guarantees, however, in the area of financial services, which could affect whether you can continue to receive UK-based advice and services as an EU resident.
You need to make sure you check that your financial planning – and your adviser – will stand up to the challenges that Brexit may bring. Here are four key considerations.
The end of passporting
If you have a good relationship with your UK-based financial adviser, you may understandably wish to continue using them, despite now living in a different country. However, you need to make sure they can legally continue to advise you after the Brexit transition period.
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Many coastal areas in Spain are now mature resorts where building sites in prime locations are limited and expensive. In order to get the property you want in a good location, close to the beach and amenities, resale properties maybe the best or only option. There are other advantages, these include:
Can be considerably cheaper to buy ( in some areas new builds command a 30% premium)
Able to take possession quickly
Less expensive community fees
More certainty on running costs
No further construction disruption in the area
You will know what the area will be like in a few years time
Whilst purchasing a new build provides the opportunity buy a modern fully equipped property and to customise it the way you prefer, the lower cost of resale property can enable you to improve or even renovate to achieve what you want well within a lower budget.
Should you want to buy a property in Spain, we will listen to what you will want to use it for, we explore the benefits you want from buying a property and will advise you on how best to achieve them. If you are unsure whether you want a new build or a resale. we can organise viewings of both to help you make up your mind
Internal character features
Traditional Spanish architecture
Mature planted gardens
Potential for larger plot size & interior rooms sizes
When deciding to buy a property there are often many choices. However we broadly divide into those who want a new property or prefer a older property. We have taken some time to list some of the benefits on offer with a new development to help you weigh up your options.
Modern designs to choose from with sleek clean lines
Choice of fittings, tiles, colour schemes
Energy efficient appliances
Latest heating and water systems helping to reduce bills
Eco friendly and sustainable design helping reduce our carbon footprint
Furniture packs designed to complement the property interior layout
Key ready for immediate enjoyment
Light and airey with light filled interiors
Designed for modern living in the digital age
New developments can offer a range of facilities from outdoor and indoor heated pools, gyms, Jacuzzi, as well as running and cycle tracks.
Purpose built storage facilities
If you would like more information on new developments please get in touch. We have a range spanning from modestly priced to very bespoke designed villas. http://www.propertiesoverseas.co.uk