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TMT Ep.164 Everything You Need to Know about the Spanish Notary

In this weeks, episode of two minute Tuesday, we take a look at the Spanish notary and why they are so important in the real estate process when you buy or sell a property here in Spain. All your questions answered in a couple of minutes.

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Knowledgebase #31 Keeping Fit in the Hondon Valley

Staying Active in and Around the Hondon Valley: A Variety of Fitness Options

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Hondon Valley lies a myriad of opportunities for fitness enthusiasts to keep active and embrace a healthy lifestyle. From serene walking trails to adrenaline-pumping mountain biking routes, there’s something for everyone looking to break a sweat and enjoy the great outdoors.

Walking and Hiking: For those who prefer a leisurely pace while soaking in the beauty of nature, the Hondon Valley offers a plethora of scenic walking and hiking trails. Whether you’re strolling through olive groves or trekking along rugged mountain paths, there’s no shortage of breathtaking vistas to explore. There is even a walking group with guided walks each week.

Cycling and Mountain Biking: With its diverse terrain and winding roads, the Hondon Valley is a paradise for cyclists and mountain bikers alike. From gentle rides through charming villages on dedicated bike lanes or traffic free caminos to challenging off-road trails, cyclists of all levels can find their perfect route to pedal their way to fitness.

Walking Football: Looking for a fun and social way to stay active? Look no further than walking football! This modified version of the beautiful game allows participants of all ages to enjoy the thrill of soccer without the intensity of full-speed running. With regular games and tournaments organized in the area, it’s a fantastic way to stay fit while bonding with fellow enthusiasts.

Gyms and Fitness Centers: For those who prefer indoor workouts, there are several gyms and fitness centers in and around the Hondon Valley offering state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of classes catering to all fitness levels. Whether you’re into weightlifting, cardio, or group fitness, there’s a facility to help you achieve your goals.

 

Tennis: Tennis enthusiasts will find plenty of courts available for a friendly match or a serious game in the Hondon Valley. With clubs offering coaching sessions, leagues, and tournaments, it’s a great way to improve your skills while staying active and enjoying the sunshine.

 

Roller Skating and even Ice Skating in Elche: For a change of pace, residents and visitors can head to Elche, where they can enjoy  ice skating and there are plenty of quiet areas and smooth tarmac for roller skaters. Whether you’re gliding gracefully on ice or cruising along on roller skates, it’s a fun and exhilarating way to stay fit and active.

 

In conclusion, the Hondon Valley and surrounding areas offer a diverse array of options for individuals  looking to stay fit and active. Whether you prefer the tranquility of nature walks, the thrill of mountain biking, the camaraderie of team sports, or the intensity of a gym workout, there’s something for everyone to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle in this beautiful region. So, lace up your trainers, grab your racket, or hop on your bike – the adventure awaits!

TMT Ep.163 No Cert of Habitation – Not a Problem ???!!!

Not having one of the documents you need when coming to buy or sell a house is not a “game stopper”, this is how the lawyers overcome minor paperwork problems when buying and selling properties.

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TMT Ep 162 Do these 5 things when you get the keys to your new Spanish villa.

It is really exciting getting the keys to your new Spanish villa, but there are some practical things you should not forget to do when you do. In this video we look at 5 important to remember things to do….. they will save you money, stress and ensure your start to Spanish property ownership goes as smoothly as possible.

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Buyers Videos: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/category/for-buyers/

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Buyers FAQ: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/faq_categories/buyers-faq/

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TMT 2023 Wrap and 2024 Prospects

As we normally do each year we look back to the year 2023 was for the Spanish property market and take a look forward to what we expect for 2024.

 

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TMT Special Video: From the Vine to the Table – The story of the Hondon Valley Grape.

Last year (2023) following a fruitful idea we took time out with our friend and local vineyard owner Javi Barbero to help explain the vineyards dotted around the Hondon Valley and why some grapes are bagged and some not.

A lot of effort went into the filming, scripting, translations, editing, and production of this video and it could not have been undertaken without the resourcefulness of my partner in crime Mila Lipowicz and of course the expert knowledge of Javi himself.

We hope you enjoy.

We also have a full length version in Spanish which can be viewed here:

Expert knowledge – Javi Barbero

Production/Editing, Translation & Interview – Mila Lipowicz

Editing, Filming and Direction – Steven Bromley www.HondonValleyHomes.com

Belen Viviente 2023 – Live nativity Scene, La Canalosa, Hondon Valley 17.12.2023

This is the 25th anniversary of the live nativity scene produced each year in the pretty hamlet of La canalosa in the heart of the Hondón Valley between the two Hondon villages. Another great reason to call the Hondon Valley your home.

 

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Buyers Videos: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/category/for-buyers/

Buyers ebooks: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/free-buyers-guide/

Buyers FAQ: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/faq_categories/buyers-faq/

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TMT Ep.161 Who Pays for What – Buyer and Vendor Costs Explained.

This is a question we get mostly asked by purchasers of property here in Spain, but also occasionally by the vendors as it could have been 20 years ago that they moved to Spain.

So who actually pays for what when buying a villa in Spain?

Welcome to episode 161 of TMT with HVH.

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Our website is full of useful information for buyers and sellers alike. We have information and advice videos, free to download eBooks as well as blogs and articles to educate our buyers and sellers so they make the most informed decisions.

Buyers Videos: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/category/for-buyers/

Buyers ebooks: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/free-buyers-guide/

Buyers FAQ: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/faq_categories/buyers-faq/

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Unlocking the Potential of Foreign Exchange Companies for Your Dream Home Investment | TMT Ep.160

If you are looking to Buy a property here in Spain or even sell and the money is coming or going outside of the €urozone then this is a video that should be important for you to watch as we cover the very best ways for you to move your money with maximum safety and minimum costs and stress whilst getting the very best exchange rates. An important video for Buyers and Sellers alike.

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Buyers Videos: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/category/for-buyers/

Buyers ebooks: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/free-buyers-guide/

Buyers FAQ: https://hondonvalleyhomes.com/faq_categories/buyers-faq/

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Knowledge Base # 30. Renting out Your Villa – A-Z of the Valencia Tourism Licence

 

What is a Touristic License?

We are often asked by clients who have an idea that they want to rent out theoir property if a property for sale has a touristic licence and 99% of the time the answer is NO. This is because you would only apply for one if  the property was rented out….which most are not. So this article explains what needs to be done in order to rent out properties in GENERAL. Please note that each area may have different rules and requirements, so it is something you need to check with the local town hall or your lawyer.

A touristic license is your passport to renting out your property as a delightful tourist accommodation. Unlike a fixed term, the key criterion for obtaining this license lies in the purpose of the rental. If your property is intended for holiday, leisure, or tourist purposes, a touristic license is a must-have. Additionally, if you promote it through tourism marketing channels or enlist the services of companies managing tourist accommodations, securing this license becomes essential.

When is the Touristic License Needed?

It’s crucial to note that the touristic license is not necessary if your property is leased to someone using it as their main residence, even for a short duration.

Every region has its unique regulations, and obtaining a touristic license ensures your property gets listed in the central Registry of tourist homes, accessible to the public.

Requirements/Documents Needed

For renting out your property, certain general requirements apply, regardless of location:

  1. All bedrooms and the living room must have direct ventilation and window-darkening systems.
  2. The property should be adequately furnished and equipped for immediate use.
  3. Hot water availability.
  4. A first-aid kit.
  5. A complaints book.

Specific requirements vary across regions. For instance, in Andalucia, a License of first occupation is mandatory. Depending on your property’s age, alternative documents may be considered. In the Valencian region, an urbanistic certificate from the Town hall is necessary, and displaying a registration sign is compulsory, much like in the region of Murcia.

Fees and Process Duration

Fees for obtaining the license differ by region. In Comunidad Valenciana and Andalucia, there may be no charge, while in Murcia, fees depend on the number of places available in the accommodation.

The processing time varies; for example, in Andalucia, online applications expedite the process, while in Comunidad Valenciana, obtaining the urbanistic certificate might extend the timeline.

When Can I Rent Out My Property?

Renting can commence once your application is submitted to the Tourism authorities. In Andalucia and Murcia, you might receive the registration code simultaneously. In Valencian areas, the final registration code may take 8 to 12 weeks, but renting can start upon application submission.

Landlord Responsibilities

Landlords need to provide a visible sign in Murcia and Comunidad Valenciana, identifying the property as touristic accommodation. Reporting tenant identities to the Police or Guardia Civil is mandatory in all regions. In Comunidad Valenciana, civil liability insurance is required, along with a strongly advisable insurance against claims.

Change of Ownership or Deregistration

Inform the corresponding Registry of any alterations, whether it’s a change of ownership or the decision to deregister your property from touristic rentals.

Taxation

Landlords must present quarterly tax returns on generated income and incurred costs. Deductible costs, applicable only to EU tax residents, include community fees, Town Hall rates, mortgage costs, management company fees, and accountancy fees. Non-residents may need to pay tax in Spain and declare income in their home country.

 

Remember: The details in this article are for information purposes only and you shou;ld always seek the advice of somebody who specializes in the applications for the relevant tourism licences.