Author Archives: (Jackie)

Do you need health insurance while living in Spain?

If you rent long term in Spain or are planning to this year, one important thing to remember is international health insurance. We don’t generally like to think about going to the doctors or being ill when moving to a beautiful warm country, but better to be safe than sorry when it comes to health. […]

Marbella Carnival February 10th – February 28th 2012

It’s that time of year again, the days are staying lighter longer and we are all looking forward to Spain’s famous fiestas this summer! Until then though its carnival season, and the fun kicks off this year with the fabulous Marbella Carnival taking place from the 10th February to the 28th February 2012 in four […]

Learning Spanish – False Friends

 False Friends – Amigos Falsos If you rent long term on the Costa del Sol, learning Spanish can make your time here a lot more enjoyable. The Spanish people are very polite, and you find they are willing to help you much more if you make an effort to speak their language rather than just […]

New Rules For Pet Passports

Great news for pet owners, from January 1st new regulations have been introduced for pet passports. Previously, owners have been required to wait six months for a rabies blood test certificate before their beloved pets to be returned to the UK, however the new regulations mean the animal can now be eligible to travel from […]

Looking after your Mediterranean garden in the winter

One of the joys of renting long term on the Costa del Sol is looking after your Mediterranean garden. Making sure that it looks as good as possible at every season of the year means you can enjoy sitting on your terrace all year round, basking in the long hours of sunshine. Because roses are so readily […]

Sending and Receiving Christmas mail on the Costa del Sol

The Christmas season is fast approaching and the shops are already brimming with food and gifts for the merry occasion.  Many of us have friends and family that we won’t be able to see this Christmas but would like to send a card or present to instead, however it’s no secret that the Spanish postal […]

Changes to the Tenant Eviction Law

On Monday 30th October a change to the eviction law came into effect meaning from this date onwards, any landlord in Spain who has a tenant in arrears can now issue a notice period of ten days to settle any outstanding rent. Once a judicial order has been served and 10 days’ notice has been […]

Costa del Sol Halloween Celebrations

Traditional Halloween activities in the UK usually involve dressing up with the kids, carving pumpkins to make scary lanterns, and knocking at neighbours doors for trick or treats. If you rent long term on the Costa del Sol in a secure area, these traditions are likely to stay the same, and you will see lots of little witches […]

Featured Long Term Rental Property In Marbella

As we edge closer to the end of the summer season here in Spain, many long term rental properties are becoming vacant for the winter. This means if you are looking for a long term rental home in Spain, now is a great time to start looking. There are some excellent properties available around the […]

How to Pull – In Spanish!

Learning the language is essential if you rent long term in Spain or plan to. Its a great feeling to be able to communicate in another language, you can get a better feel for the culture and will impress your friends and family who don’t speak Spanish. Meeting a new partner is very exciting wherever you are, […]