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Move to Spain

Recorded Spring 2021

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Move to Spain Webinars – Recorded Spring 2021

If you are considering a move to live, work or retire to Spain the rules have changed and the Covid-19 restrictions have made it difficult to visit to get to know your chosen area better and find the property you want to move to.  With Spain closed to all but Spanish citizens and residents making the move becomes impossible for most people.

The vaccine roll-out remains uncertain and also the timing of the relaxation of these restrictions is not yet clear.  If you plan to make the move, what can you do now to be ready to go as soon as the restrictions are lifted?  Our webinar series aims to answer these questions, explain the new immigration and residency rules and help you work out through all of the issues that you need to consider as you plan your move.

Our panel of experts:

  • Explain the new immigration and residence requirements and what you can do now to prepare your application
  • Take you through the impact of Covid-19 on the property market in Spain and what you can do now to ensure that you hit the ground running when you are again able to visit Spain
  • Give you an overview of the lifestyle in Spain, which regions are likely to be best for you depending on what you are looking for from your new life in Spain
  • Set out the attractions of each of the different areas of Spain to buy your dream home, how the mortgage and buying process in Spain differs from what you are used to in the UK
  • Explain how to find a suitable property to rent and what the rules are if you do not want to buy
  • Guide you through the practicalities of moving to Spain including how to access healthcare, opening a bank account

1: Immigration And Residence Requirements In Spain For Brits In 2021

Brexit has changed the rules for Brits planning to move to Spain and Covid-19 has created difficulties in being able to travel to Spain.  What are the new rules and what can you do now to get ready to move when the current restrictions are lifted?

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

23/03/2021

10.00am to 10.45am

Alex Radford, Founding Partner, My Lawyer In Spain

2: Moving To Spain - Key Financial Planning Considerations As You Prepare For Your Move

When you move to Spain you need to understand how and when your tax residence in the UK and Spain will change and its implications.  If you do not make some decisions before you make the move it may have expensive consequences.  We will take you through the issues you should address now as you plan your move.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

23/03/2021

11.15am to 12.00pm

Brett Hanson, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks Spain

3: Moving To Spain - What Can I Do Now To Begin My Property Search

The travel restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means that travelling to Spain to view properties is not currently possible.  What can you do now to ensure that you can hit the ground running when the restrictions are lifted?

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

23/03/2021

12.15pm to 1.00pm

Joanne Alderton, Aldertons – Property Finders and Relocation Support

Jason Wild, The Marbella Connection

Nigel Salmon, Girasol Homes

4: Buying Your Home In The Costa Del Sol – Top Tips

The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular areas for British expats seeking a new life in the sun.  We will take you through which are the most popular areas, the attractions of each, what sort of properties are available and the current state of the market in the region.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

10/05/2021

10.00am to 10.45am

Jason Wild, Partner, The Marbella Connection

5: Buying Your Home In The Southern Costa Blanca And Murcia Region – Top Tips

The South East corner of Spain attracts large numbers of British expats to live or retire.  What is it that makes this region so popular?  We will take you through which are the most popular areas in the region, the attractions of each, what sort of properties are available and the current state of the market in the region.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

10/05/2021

11.15am to 12.00pm

Nigel Salmon, Founder and MD, Girasol Homes

6: Buying Your Home In The Northern Costa Blanca – Top Tips

The Northern Costa Blanca from Calpe up to Valencia has a wide range of towns and resorts and has long been a popular region for British expats wanting to live or retire in Spain.  What are the unique attractions of this region?  We will take you through which are the most popular areas, the attractions of each, what sort of properties are available and the current state of the market in the region.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

10/05/2021

12.15pm to 1.00pm

Joanne Alderton, Aldertons Property Finders and Relocation Support

7: All You Need To Know About Renting A Property In Spain

Many people moving to Spain want to rent rather than buy or they want to rent before buying so that they can get to know the area better and ensure that when they do buy they make the right decision about what and where they buy.  Finding suitable property and understanding the rules in Spain is not easy.  We will take you through the best way to find a rental property, explain the rules for short and long term rentals in Spain and make sure you understand the practicalities.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

12/05/2021

10.00am to 10.45am

Alex Radford, Founding Partner, My Lawyer In Spain

Joanne Alderton, Aldertons – Property Finders and Relocation Support

8: Property In Spain: Financing the Purchase and The Buying Process

Buying a property in Spain is very different to buying in the UK with different procedures, rules and costs.  We will explain how to ensure you buy safely  how to finance the purchase, manage the currency risks and obtain a mortgage in Spain.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

12/05/2021

11.15am to 12.15pm

Alex Radford, Founding Partner, My Lawyer In Spain

Tom Arnold, Commercial Director, Currency Index

Bozena Brunowska, Mortgage Direct

9: The Spanish Tax System - An Overview

If you move to Spain and become tax resident in Spain you will be subject to Spanish tax.  There are many different taxes in Spain and many that sound familiar are subject to very different rules to those in the UK.  Here we will give an overview of the Spanish tax system so that you know what to expect and ensure you comply with the rules and understand how you can minimise the tax you pay.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

14/05/2021

10.00am to 10.45pm

Brett Hanson, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks Spain

10: Inheritance And Estate Planning In Spain

If you have assets in Spain you should be sure you understand how different the inheritance rules are in Spain.  If you do not put the right arrangements in place you may not pass your assets on to the people you had intended and those who inherit from you may pay more tax than they need to.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

14/05/2021

11.15am to 12.00pm

Brett Hanson, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks Spain

11: Practicalities of a Move to Spain - healthcare, cars, banking

When moving abroad one of the most important things whether you are working or retiring is ensuring you have access to good quality healthcare.  This is just one of the things that need to be organised and we will help guide you through all of the practicalities.

Date

Time (UK)

Speakers

14/05/2021

12.15pm to 1.00pm

Carrie Ann Harrison, Ibex Insurance

Paul Hopper, Ibex Insurance

Joanne Alderton, Aldertons – Property Finders and Relocation Support

We will add more webinars for those planning to move in 2021 or beyond.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions on topics that you would like us to cover in upcoming webinars

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Move to Spain Roadshows

As well as our webinar series, we had planned physical events in Spain in 2020 and 2021, but the changing regulations around the pandemic in the UK and in Spain made this impossible.  We plan to hold these events as soon as the situation with Covid-19 allows.

  • Marbella – for those planning to move to the Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical and Costa de Almeria.
  • Alicante – for those planning to move to the Costa Calida or Costa Blanca North and South.
Move to Spain Roadshows

These will give you the opportunity to visit and tour the area you plan to move to and hear from a series of specialists about the practicalities of the move (legal and financial issues, banks, schools, settling in and how to get the best out of your life in Spain.

We will arrange an individual personalised tour for you and your partner to see properties available to rent or buy to get a flavour for what properties are available or, if you are ready, to find the property you want to rent or buy.  In view of ongoing Covid-19 safety measures these will arranged with appropriate safety measures and social distancing.

We will advise dates and locations shortly, but you can register your interest without obligation now and we will give you more information as soon as they are available.

Please contact us with any questions or suggestions on expats@expatnetwork.com