Many of us plan to help pay for our property in Spain via the new “sharing economy” of online sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. New rules are making this more difficult, but in the end it should be good for Spain’s tourist economy and all property owners.
Spain is in the midst of political turmoil that could directly affect British rights post Brexit. With elections coming thick and fast, read our guide to Spain’s big issues and main political parties That old Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times” seems about right for the political situation in Spain right now. It’s easy to forget that Spain only really became a modern democracy in the late 1970s after Franco died in 1975 – do you remember footage of the attempted coup in 1981? – and for local people it is a right not to be taken for granted. If you’re new to Spanish politics, here