Relocating to Spain? CCB Spain … with you every stop of the way!
Relocating to Spain is fraught with difficulty, and not an activity to be undertaken lightly unless you’re just here on holiday or studying. Relocating to Spain will likely involve significant expense and time to complete your transition, so why not let CCB Spain help to smooth the path and ensure peace of mind while you discover your new home abroad.
Choosing to move to Spain is likely to involve decisions of where to live, how to earn an income, protecting our property investments in difficult depressed markets, ensuring legal and taxation needs are met, arranging regular money transfers from our home country. preparing wills, and dealing with much smaller but just as frustrating tasks such as satellite TV installation, obtaining NIE and empadronamiento, or integrating into your local community.
If you are thinking about moving to Spain, our NIE & Residency Guide will tell you everything you need to prepare to make your NIE or Residency applications.
Costa Consulting Bureau (CCB Spain), under the capable leadership of Lisa Sadleir, who has over 20 years experience in Spain and a flair for understanding the needs of her clients, is the one stop office in the Costa del Sol for all your relocation advice.
We don’t pretend to be experts in everything, instead we actively seek out relocation experts to be part of our growing consultancy, and are in negotiations to expand our presence to other areas. Relocating to Spain is rarely an easy process, most of us have experienced frustration with government bureaucracy, banking, property settlement, connecting phones, power or water, but CCB Spain is here to help.
The secret to succesfully moving to Spain is to bring your sense of humour with you and be prepared, typically by learning as much as you can beforehand, and then working with a trusted expert who can smooth the waters. Sadly, many foreign residents arrive without having researched the differences between Spain and their home country, and are then forced to accept the word of a real estate agent, or their bank manager when making decisions.
Without labouring the point, you wouldn’t necessarily put all your trust in a person who is earning commission from selling to you if you were back home, so why do it in Spain? This is precisely why CCB Spain was formed, and why we’ve become one of the most respected relocation advice providers in the Costa del Sol. Our fee structure is clearly explained and transparent, so you won’t get any nasty surprises.
Even though we work for people like you, every day of the week, we are still surprised by the range and complexity of problems we have to deal with. Things that back home we could probably fix with a single phone call, yet in Spain might take us six months to put right.
Mistakes at the outset are costly, and all too common, which is why you need someone on your side to make sure all the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted, without which a small error could become a major headache. All of our team are trained to look out for your interests in every transaction. In effect, you’re paying us to ensure your affairs are properly managed and run smoothly.
“If you move to Spain in a bubble, one day that bubble will burst. With the help of CCB Spain, you will have your eyes wide open and will learn how to get the most out of your new life in Spain.” Lisa Sadleir.
After our first meeting, CCB Spain staff will have a clear idea of your particular needs, and will be able to immediately start introducing you to experts in their field, or to start working on the issues that cause you the most difficulty.
In your dealings with CCB Spain there will be times when you will be required to be present, for example: opening bank accounts, obtaining your NIE and empadronamiento, or signing documents with a notary, and in these situations we will manage the process for you and translate on your behalf.
There are many other scenarios where your presence may not be required, for example: filing accounts, dealing with utilities companies, or arranging quotes for insurance, and in these situations we are able to work autonomously and will consult with you only when we need to.
The uncertainty of Spain’s different legal system, social welfare, education, and a myriad of other factors make moving to Spain more of a challenge than relocating within the commonwealth, so send us an email with your particular circumstances or needs, or call us for an appointment, and you’ll discover that CCB Spain is an affordable and reliable partner we are confident you will be happy to work with.
Contact Us now and take your first step towards a smooth and successful Relocation to Spain.
By Lisa Sadleir