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La Cala Property

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Bank Accounts
One of the first things you need to do when you have decided to buy in Spain is to open a Spanish bank account. It is also imperative to obtain an N.I.E. number (Spanish tax identity number) when purchasing property. Our Property Services Department can help you with this.

Telephone Internet and Broadband Connection
Each property is prepared for private telephone, community broadband and television connections.

After sales services
La Cala Resort can provide numerous services to property owners such as: cleaning, laundry, baby-sitting, catering, interior decorating, property maintenance, rental programme, etc.

Mortgages
If you need finance to purchase your property, there are several different options available to you, both in Spain and abroad.
If you decide to raise the funds abroad, you can do so by either re-mortgaging an existing property or by taking out a personal loan.
Alternatively, you may wish to consider securing the funds for completion through a Spanish mortgage.
There are virtually no exchange controls in Spain, which means that whether resident or not, you are free to obtain a loan or mortgage against your property in any currency and from any bank in the world. At the moment Spanish banks offer competitive mortgages with low interest rates to both residents and non-residents.

Community fees
The owners of some properties share common amenities with others such as landscaped gardens, swimming pools, on-site pool facilities, parking areas, lifts, security, etc.
The legal instrument that enables these common facilities to be managed and maintained is the ‘Community of Owners’.
The owner of each property is responsible for paying a proportion of the total annual costs borne by the Community.
A Community does have its own statutes which set out the rules governing it and these will bind you as the owner of a property in the Community.

Schools
There are recognised national and international private and public schools close-by.

Children entertainment in the surrounding areas
There’s a wide range of family attractions in the area. These include:
Water Parks in Mijas & Torremolinos, Fuengirola Zoo, Tivoli World Amusement Park in Benalmadena, various Bowling Alleys, the Sea Life Aquarium in Benalmadena Marina, the Selwo Safari Park in Estepona, many Multi-Cinema complexes with the latest releases in Spanish and English.

Shopping Facilities
There is a selection of modern, large shopping complexes nearby. These include: the Miramar Shopping Center in Fuengirola, La Cañada in Marbella and Plaza Mayor near Malaga airport. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks and shops are located in the nearby town of La Cala, only 7 minutes away.

Beach
La Cala de Mijas offer very good quality beaches, some of them with blue flags, which are awarded for complying with water quality and environmental management standards as well as for the provision of security and services.

Pets
Pets are always allowed under the community regulations. There are also commercial pet kennels in the area.