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.
Exactly a year ago, Corfu property specialist Diane returned from London to Corfu, knowing that there was some sort of virus beginning to spread. Heathrow seemed to have normal passenger volume, but Athens airport was very quiet and shortly after her return, Greece went into its first lockdown. There were no UK incoming flights to Corfu’s regional airports until July.
If you want to live in Portugal post-Brexit, some things have changed. British people are now considered “third-country nationals” in EU member states. This means that we no longer have freedom of movement within the Schengen zone and can only spend 90 days there, within a 180-day period.
Tuscany is renowned for its idyllic landscapes, world-class art and pristine Mediterranean coastline. This gorgeous region situated in central Italy is perfect for walkers, beach lovers and art enthusiasts. Whatever sets your soul on fire, Tuscany will exceed your expectations.
Now you have found your perfect holiday home in Spain, it’s time to sort out the practicalities. This can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know much Spanish. How do you go about setting up utilities? What taxes do you need to pay as a non-resident? What is the easiest way to make friends?