Buying property in Spain and living the most idyllic life is a dream to many. What many people do not know that is acquiring a property is Spain is something at takes a great amount of consideration and planning. Making this dream a reality will require quite a bit a research. But if you’re ready to make to move here is everything you need to know about moving to Spain.
As a country, Spain is large and you will experience varying climates in every region. For many of us, these climates may be far from what we are used to at home. The Northern Spanish climate experiences mild winters while in the south of the country temperatures are really are very warm.
Living in Spain
There is much to be said about the cost of living in Spain. While you are sure to save of certain aspects once you’ve moved to Spain you also need to know that you will be paying more for other services in the country. Even if you’ve bought a cheap Spanish property you should be prepared to pay a little more on gas and utilities for your new home.
Speak a little Spanish
In many of the touristy areas of Spain you can easily get away with knowing only a little Spanish but if you are choosing to live a little further from these areas we suggest a lesson to two in Spanish. Getting to know the basics of the langue can help you in the long run. You’ll also find it easier to make friends and communicate with locals.
If you are looking at acquiring citizenship in Spain you will have access to the country’s national healthcare system. The service is also open to those who hail from member states and everyone who works in Spain and contribute to the National Insurance. If you do not have any of these in place you need to make sure that you are covered by your healthcare insurance provider, before you leave for Spain.
Property in Spain
If you have done your research and have found the perfect property to buy in Spain then this is where things get a little more serious. You need to find a trusted person to help you buy the property. You also need to understand the in’s and out’s of the property market in Spain. Only make use of registered personnel to help you. There are a number of fraudsters out there and they will do almost everything to get hold of your money.
Tips for Transport
Once you have bought your new home in Spain, you will want to move all y our items over. The easiest way to get your items to Spain from the UK is by road. If this is not an option try airfreight or ocean freight. If you have decided to move to one of the bigger cities you should take note that some of the streets may be too narrow for moving vans so it will always be a good idea to plan your moving trip accordingly. Also remember that there may be strict parking regulations in place. Make sure you have all the details before you move.