The Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza, are an archipelago of islands in the western Mediterranean Sea. According to the National Statistics Institute, property sales in the Balearics are increasing by 32.3% year-on-year. So, why do the islands hold such widespread appeal?
There has been plenty of good news this week in Spain, much to do with healthcare, something that concerns us all. The government of Pedro Sánchez is introducing several reforms which will benefit and impact on the lives of people enjoying a Spanish way of life.
It is only comparatively recently that the various Spanish Autonomous Regions have introduced tight rules for rentals, especially holiday rentals. It was necessary to ensure the high standard now expected by tourists. Many places which were advertised had no basic amenities such as air conditioning or ceiling fans. Some had no natural light in bedrooms and fell below the expected safety criteria. Today, we explore the major rules for rentals in Spain.
The Canary Islands tourism authority claims the islands have the ‘best climate in the world’ – and it is hard to dispute. They get an average of 21°C year-round, and over 2,800 hours of sunshine a year. That’s over 1,400 more than the UK! You can see why this area is so popular with expats, especially when you add in the island lifestyle: easy access to the beaches and sea and plenty of fascinating towns and villages within a short drive wherever you are.
Good news if you’re moving to Spain with a skill: the country’s suffering from a shortage of tradespeople. Employers are in real need of people who can take up these posts. In other news, inheritance laws could become less strict in the future, compulsory speed limits may come into force for new cars and a city in Galicia is swapping zebras for cows.