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Mega-Contract Upheaval

By Vivienne Hughes

The business owners behind the AECSALH are far from happy with the Almuñécar Mayor’s move to award a mega-cleaning contract elsewhere. The AECSALH (Asociación de Empresas de Construcción y Servicios Asociados de Almuñécar y La Herradura), as it’s name suggests is a conglomerate of local businesses that provide street and beach cleaning services, as... »

Textile Recycling Containers

By Hugh MacArthur

Locals will have noticed the appearance of a new type of recycling bin on the streets of Almuñécar and La Herradura - these ones are for old clothes. All told there are twelve of them. »

Advertises for Hitman to Kill Judge

By Hugh MacArthur

The Policía Nacional arrested a 70-year-old man in Santiago de Compostela for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman against a judge as an act of revenge. The said judge had previously sent him to prison for attempting to kill his wife. »

Travellers Rights (Part 1)

By Maria Teresa Velasco

Rights of the passenger in cases of delay, cancellation, overbooking and lost luggage (part 1): Every time we buy a ticket from a transport company e.g. plane, train, coach, etc we implicitly enter a contractual agreement with that transport firm. The contract is generally named “conditions of carriage”, “terms and conditions”... »

House Insurance

By Maria Teresa Velasco

In Spain the relationship between the insurance company and the insured is regulated by Law 8/1980 of the 8th October on insurance contracts. When purchasing house insurance, there are several concepts that the buyer needs to keep in mind before choosing the most appropriate policy. »

Changes in Transfer Tax and Stamp Duty for 2012 in Andalucía

By Maria Teresa Velasco

On 1st January 2012 the Junta de Andalucía introduced several changes on how taxes under the jurisdiction of the autonomous region will be calculated. More specifically transfer tax and stamp duty (in Spanish “Impuesto sobre Transmisiones Patrimoniales y Actos Jurídicos Documentados”) have been overall increased. Transfer tax and Stamp duty are regulated by the Royal... »

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