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Myra’s Blog

Blog from the founder of Citizens Advice Bureau Spain, Myra Cecilia Azzopardi

How Can Citizens Advice Bureau Spain Benefit You?

As an expatriate living in Spain; do you find that the Spanish bureaucratic system can be disconcerting? Have you discovered that the simplest of transactions are difficult to conclude? Find yourself searching for answers to problems only to discover that there is nowhere where you could find a solution? I am assuming that the answer is yes and that is why should be a member of our web site if you arent already.

Cab Spain’s First Legacy Gift

Your Gift. CAB Spain is growing and each day we are more in demand to be able to provide a genuine service for all citizens. Furthermore the assistance demanded of us privately has exceeded all expectations. The abundant expressions of gratitud

Right To Permanent Residency Certificate Clarified

There appears to be much confusion about residency rights and obligations. The correct information is simplified below. All EU citizens and their families including non EU family members who decide to reside in Spain habitually should follow th

As We Near The Brexit Withdrawal Date And The Eu Uk Progress Report

In Relation to the Joint Report – European Commission and the UK Government. December 8 2017 The resolution agreed to by the EU and UK negotiating teams and published in the formal join report is to be introduced to the Plenary at the EU P

Cab Spain At The Agm/conference Of Citizens Advice Uk

With a hundred euros of donations and the rest provided by CAB team who answer questions on a daily basis on the ‘Ask for Advice’ section, it was off on a three hour flight to Manchester. Arriving in the twilight hours it was up earl

Cab Spain Volunteers Return From Glasgow “a Place In The Sun”.

This was our first appearance at the acclaimed “Place in the Sun” Property Exhibition in Glasgow on the 28 and 29 of October.  Two volunteers attended to host the stand, Myra Cecilia Azzopardi and Julia Lopez.  I would like to take this op

The Ask For Advice (afa) Section Of The Citizens Advice Spain

Members who are posting on our Facebook Group Page should be aware that it is an open forum. Other members will often share their experiences which could be of assistance to you. There are also issues where no two cases are the same. This also i

Mortgage Debt That Cannot Be Paid-is There A Solution?

Many who were purchasing a property in Spain were sadly affected during the crisis when interest was unaffordable and usually due to abusive clauses. Monthly mortgage repayments rocketed. Most lost their homes to the banks who were then able to

Cannot Pay Mortgage Is There Any Advice For Me?

The first thing one should do when aware that they cannot meet their monthly mortgage repayments, is talk with the bank director as soon as possible. The banks will often not tell you that due to non payment for three months, they can embark on

How Could The Uk Government Proposal On Residency Rights Affect Uk Nationals Post Brexit?

The UK Governments Proposal for EU Citizens in the UK and UK Nationals in the EU. June 26 2017 (Only some chapters from the proposal have been discussed below. Numeration as on the proposal paper). C.A.B Spain paper.    Preamble There has

There Are Still Pitfalls To Avoid When Purchasing Land/property In Spain

Written by Myra C. Azzopardi for www.conveyancingspain.com with permission to post on my blog. It would be wishful thinking to suggest that the problems when purchasing land /plots in Spain on which to construct your dream home no longer exist.

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