Sally Veall

During her many years in Spain, Sally has moved several times, bought property, sold property, let out an apartment to tourists and currently rents an apartment. She says: "20 years as an expat have taught me many things and given me wonderful experiences, laughter, tears, friends and a very tolerant view of life. I have never regretted it, even in difficult times. I cannot imagine living any differently. I don’t think Brexit will stop people seeking a home in the sun, in fact it may make them all the more determined to find one."

Articles by Sally Veall

News and new laws from Spain

The best restaurants, the best beaches, new shopping opportunities and now safer roads. It’s win, win, win, win in Spain right now.

Renting in Spain – your questions answered

The Spanish rental market offers strong protection, long contracts if you want them and reasonable prices, even in popular coastal areas. As a base for property hunting and an escape from the British winter, it’s a popular choice.

A gay welcome in Spain?

Spain came late to the ranks of gay-welcoming countries but is now among the friendliest towards gay relationships and the LGBTQ community, with strong legal protection. But some areas are more welcoming than others, and there are pockets of discrimination.

Keeping up with the news in Spain

Buying a daily paper in English or Spanish or reading about the news online keeps you up to date with what is happening in your world. There is plenty of choice in both languages.

Paying tax in the sun

Even if you only spend a short time in Spain, but own a property there, you will need to fill in a tax return. Here’s an overview of the Spanish tax system for British buyers.