Bethany is a writer who has enjoyed Spain and Spanish property for many years. She and her family have owned a property in Mazarrón in the Costa Cálida since 2003, so she offers great, personal advice on buying property abroad. She is a keen traveller, having Interrailed across Europe and toured many US states, including Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and California. She loves exploring new places and meeting people from different cultures.
Greek island hopping is on many people’s bucket lists. Whether in your own boat or a rental, there really is no better way to explore and enjoy the islands than by sea. If you’re a keen sailor, then you may also be wondering where to buy property to use as a base for regular sailing holidays in Greece.
Costa Blanca has always been a popular destination for holidaymakers and international buyers. With 200 kilometres of coastline, around 320 days of sunshine a year and a wonderful variety of towns and cities, it’s easy to see why. Whether you want to be a short hop from the airport surrounded by fellow internationals or immersed in the midst of traditional Spain, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Since leaving the European Union, the UK is now considered a “third country”. As a result, it is now a legal requirement for all non-residents of Portugal who own property, hold a bank account or have a business there to appoint a tax representative. If you don’t, you could face fines of up to €7,500 – scary, right? But don’t panic – the deadline for finding a tax representative has been extended until 30 June 2022, thanks to Covid-19 disruption, so you still have plenty of time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just signed a trade deal with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in what he says “marks a new dawn in the UK’s relationship with Australia”. This historic deal promises to eliminate tariffs on all goods between the two countries, meaning British products will be cheaper to sell into Australia and vice-versa.