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by clubjoker
January 8th, 2016, 5:02 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Buying a Spanish registered car for Menorca
Replies: 8
Views: 2755

Re: Buying a Spanish registered car for Menorca

Thanks, Steve and Shuggie. That's very helpful. I didn't expect it to be simple :grin: Ideal would be a runabout with lots of seats. I'm looking at old VW (70s bay window) microbuses, not at all reliable, but 9 seats to take a big family group to the beach, and easy to fix :) Alternative would be a ...
by clubjoker
January 7th, 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Buying a Spanish registered car for Menorca
Replies: 8
Views: 2755

Buying a Spanish registered car for Menorca

Because of the high cost of car hire in peak season (cost me £900 for two weeks last summer), I'm considering buying an old car to keep on the island. To keep things simpler, I'm looking at Spanish-registered vehicles. Are there any special restrictions on vehicles on the island? Any gotchas that I ...
by clubjoker
January 6th, 2016, 6:19 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Air Conditioning Units
Replies: 10
Views: 3748

Re: Air Conditioning Units

For anyone looking at options for heating, cooling and insulation, I highly recommend reading this, for a clear explanation with unbiased real world assessments of the effectiveness of different options. "Without hot air" http://www.withouthotair.com/c21/page_146.shtml Air source heatpumps seem like...
by clubjoker
November 24th, 2015, 12:24 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Stamp Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 7349

Re: Stamp Duty

... As an aside; if we pay the extra 7% complementary tax due on their inflated property value now, are we liable to pay less capital gains tax 18% (?) later, when we sell? P. I expect that it's either one or the other with complementary tax on purchase or capital gains tax on a sale, assuming(!) t...
by clubjoker
November 19th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: Cala'n Bosc area.
Topic: Ist time to menorca
Replies: 10
Views: 5068

Re: Ist time to menorca

Hi lm new tn this forum. Just wondering if any one has stayed at the princess playa hotel? Its our first time to menorca and we have booked to stay here for 2 wks 12th sept next yr. Can any one advise what prices ard like for meals and drinks. Reason l ask is we went to majorca this year and found ...
by clubjoker
October 21st, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Heating a small villa
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: Heating a small villa

Thanks very much. That's some useful info.

Next time I'm over, I'll get quotes to install a flue for a stove through the flat roof of the house. It would be a great thing to have during the winter months.
by clubjoker
October 21st, 2015, 10:55 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Heating a small villa
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: Heating a small villa

Oh, how much I'd like to have a wood-burning stove :)

Is it easy to get good seasoned firewood on the island?
by clubjoker
October 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Heating a small villa
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: Heating a small villa

At the moment we have an open fireplace, we are thinking of putting in a wood burner, but I think it could get to hot in the evenings, so I am also thinking of getting an electric fire that looks like a log burner, could be better just to turn on and off when needed. At the moment we only have air ...
by clubjoker
October 6th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Tax
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Tax

Looks like it would be tricky to apply, especially with people buying one-way plane tickets.

Don't know how it can fit with the "freedom of movement" principle within the Schengen area of the EU. Surely you can't be taxed for being somewhere?
by clubjoker
September 16th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Heating a small villa
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: Heating a small villa

No I don't have a chimney and the roof is only 6 years old and is concrete construction as well but has a rubber membrain under the concrete pad so I don't want to cut through that and risk a leak. I've gone through an external wall with insulated chimney tube. Pictures below hopefully. Not finishe...