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by clubjoker
September 15th, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Heating a small villa
Replies: 31
Views: 6606

Re: Heating a small villa

Thanks for the help. Shuggie, does the €1400 include installation? No, I'm going to install it myself. Not a complicated job if you know what you are doing. The burner itself was just over €1000 and then all the chimney bits where another €400. Shuggie, do you have a chimney already in your place t...
by clubjoker
September 7th, 2015, 4:50 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Notary / Land Registry
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: Notary / Land Registry

Top tip from me is to negotiate (NOW, rather than near completion when you could be stuck with no other option) with your Spanish bank that there will be a fixed fee (not a percentage!) for the issuing of a banker's draft to pay for the flat. Otherwise this could amount to 1%, when it should be a sm...
by clubjoker
September 7th, 2015, 4:48 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Notary / Land Registry
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: Notary / Land Registry

Interesting. This says reckon on about 1%. http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/buying-property-in-spain/costs/ The info you've found seems to suggest a lower rate. The figures quoted (oddly?) seem to be per 1000, rather than per 100 (per cent %), on a sliding scale depending on the property's value.
by clubjoker
September 4th, 2015, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Where on the island can I purchase solar panels etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

Re: Where on the island can I purchase solar panels etc

Yes, it's a wacky government policy. I'm optimistic that the economics of renewable energy will eventually overcome even this government-utility company cronyism. There's some really exciting stuff coming in terms of energy storage, along with the ever decreasing cost of solar panels: https://en.wik...
by clubjoker
September 4th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Me-1 expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Me-1 expansion

There was (is?) a plan to build giant roundabouts this all the way along the Me1 - to Ciutadella. Mahon to Alaior is the first phase. It looks as if the section to Alaior is already committed and the damage is done, but hopefully the plans will be scaled back to some sort of compromise. It seems suc...
by clubjoker
September 2nd, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Where on the island can I purchase solar panels etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

Re: Where on the island can I purchase solar panels etc

Hi Not sure if you're aware, but there is a possibility that the Spanish government will introduce a tax on PV (photovoltaic / electricity-generating) solar panels in the near future. This will make solar panels less economically viable when compared to grid electricity from the politically-influent...
by clubjoker
August 4th, 2015, 3:25 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Buying in ciutedella
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Buying in ciutedella

If you don't get a recommendation for a lawyer in Ciutadella, then from my experience (I bought a place in Ciutadella last year), I would say it's easy enough to use a lawyer based in Mahon even in buying in Ciutadella. There are a couple that have been recommended on this forums: Belen Segui, and T...
by clubjoker
July 24th, 2015, 12:48 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: La cédula de habitabilidad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: La cédula de habitabilidad?

Again, really: get a lawyer! I would advise you to request that the seller provides you with a habitation certificate as a condition of the sale, or if you don't want to delay the deal, write into the agreement when you pay the deposit that you will withould some payment (a few thousand euros) until...
by clubjoker
July 24th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Furniture painting - any recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Furniture painting - any recommendations?

The charity shops paint up old furniture for resale. I imagine they might agree to paint yours for a fee.

Here's their website. Shops in Mahon and Ciutadella.
http://www.mestralmenorca.org/en/index.php
by clubjoker
July 23rd, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Noisy neighbours. Loud music close by most days. Any redress
Replies: 5
Views: 5589

Re: Noisy neighbours. Loud music close by most days. Any red

Difficult situation. Are the full-time residents or on holiday? What is the situation: flats, terraced houses, detached houses? To me, best option would be first to explain to the perpetrators that it is disturbing you (in the politest possible way) then if not stopped, take it up with the officials...