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    There have also been reports of people answering...

    There have also been reports of people answering their door to find someone claiming to be from Iberdrola who then asks for a copy of their latest bill, and also takes a photo of the details page of...
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    Thanks to Rob and Gal for your responses. Gal,...

    Thanks to Rob and Gal for your responses.

    Gal, was your sister fined or did she just pay the outstanding amount?

    I will suggest that my colleague finds a decent gestor. Any recommendations in...
  3. If you wanted to travel a little further, Los...

    If you wanted to travel a little further, Los Cucalos between La Zenia and Los Dolses is a great Spanish restaurant, or alternatively Meson El Prado in San Miguel is excellent value for luchtime Menu...
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    Hi Rob. What advice would you give to a...

    Hi Rob.

    What advice would you give to a non-resident who has never paid "Renta" yet has owned property in Spain for the past seven years? A colleague at work in the UK is in this position, and...
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    Hi Alec. Is it a prime focus or offset dish? ...

    Hi Alec.

    Is it a prime focus or offset dish?

    Whereabouts are you located?

    Thanks,

    Chris.
  6. Thread: Awnings

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    I have used Toldos Peter in the past and found...

    I have used Toldos Peter in the past and found them to be very good.

    They usually have a stand / display in a car trailer near the bottom of the Saturday Market at Playa Flamenca. I think the...
  7. Thread: the buying process

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    General advice

    Just a few general points:

    Any debts from the previous owner belong to the property, not the person. Be sure that anything you buy is free of unpaid bills (utilities, community charges, suma...
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    Thanks Nalle.

    Thanks Nalle.
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    Torrevieja Half Marathon

    Hi.

    I believe this event is usually held in February. Does anyone know the date of the 2009 event and details of how to enter?

    Many thanks,

    Chris.
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    Los Cucalos in Los Dolses is a truly Spanish bar...

    Los Cucalos in Los Dolses is a truly Spanish bar and restaurant. Well worth a visit for a drink or two or a meal. Closed on Mondays.

    From Playa Flamenca travel along the N332 towards La Zenia,...
  11. Thread: crazy golf

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    There's also a course on Torrevieja seafront. ...

    There's also a course on Torrevieja seafront. From the statues on the promenade walk with the sea on your left and you should find it within a few hundred yards.

    Chris.
  12. Thread: Mobile Phones

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    Hi Jim. Personally I bought a PAYG Vodafone...

    Hi Jim.

    Personally I bought a PAYG Vodafone mobile which I use when in Spain. Bear in mind that if you buy PAYG you will need to top up the credit on the account (regardless of whether you need...
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    Happy or not you will always be selling at a...

    Happy or not you will always be selling at a price below that in the estate agents' windows as they will take your asking price and then add their own commission on top - this could range from 5% to...
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    This looks like a good old-fashioned bridging...

    This looks like a good old-fashioned bridging loan to me. The deposit doesn't have to be found because it is advanced as a loan against your existing property. As the loan is advanced by the estate...
  15. Thread: sunday shopping

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    Hi Hextable. The Super Valu supermarket at Los...

    Hi Hextable.

    The Super Valu supermarket at Los Dolses is open on Sunday mornings.

    There is also a smal 24hr righton the roundabout at La Zenia should you need anything basic as soon as you...
  16. Thread: Murcia help

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    My brother flew from Murcia this afternoon to...

    My brother flew from Murcia this afternoon to Gatwick and found there to be no hand luggage restrictions whatsoever. (Wound him up as he'd packed absolutely everything except his passport and €20!)...
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    I have a Spanish PAYG mobile for use when I am in...

    I have a Spanish PAYG mobile for use when I am in Spain. It must be topped up regularly (regardless of how much credit is left on the phone) or the network disables the Sim and yes, you will then...
  18. Thread: Web Site?

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    Blimey! Well done Taffy. Chris.

    Blimey! Well done Taffy.

    Chris.
  19. Thread: Smoking shirt

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    Glad you got it sorted. :D Chris.

    Glad you got it sorted. :D

    Chris.
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    I think that if it's family you'd be unlikely to...

    I think that if it's family you'd be unlikely to be labeled an illegal taxi driver. Ask your brother to change his reason for picking up the bill! :lol:

    If, however, you picked up a stranger...
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    I don't know for sure, and a quick search with...

    I don't know for sure, and a quick search with Google hasn't helped. You could try the Habaneras centre next to Carrefour - they may have the type of shops you are looking for.

    HTH,

    Chris.
  22. Thread: NEW YEARS EVE

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    The tradition is to drink and spray cava, and...

    The tradition is to drink and spray cava, and also to eat a single grape on each chime of the town clock at midnight. Never experienced it myself (sadly) but I would suggest that the main town...
  23. Thread: Bike Hire

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    Here's a link to a previous topic that may help....

    Here's a link to a previous topic that may help.

    http://www.torrevieja.com/ENGLISH/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=852&highlight=bike+bicycle

    Chris.
  24. Thread: Web Site?

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    Hi Polo. Unfortunately there are very few...

    Hi Polo.

    Unfortunately there are very few Spanish furniture retailers with websites - the internet revolution hasn't quite hit there the way it has here so you may have to wait until you get...
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    Hi Uncle Momo. The authorities at the airports...

    Hi Uncle Momo.

    The authorities at the airports quite often run campaigns to catch illegal taxi drivers. These are the people who offer 'airport transfers' in people carriers. The fact is that...
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