Update from all of us at
Well, we gave you a couple of months off to recover from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas period, but now we are back with a positive start to 2021.
Whilst the UK is still uncertain as to when travel will return, the Spanish Minister for Tourism is adamant that Tenerife will have a Summer Tourist Season, so we will welcome back the rest of the world, whilst we eagerly await the British tourists.
The worldwide vaccination project has started, many countries have different ideas and plans, but we seem to be on track to get some sort of normality back in our lives in the not too distant future … there is light at the end of the tunnel … and it’s not just the glorious Tenerife sunshine!
That’s not to say that we have not had our share of beautiful snow topped peaks over the winter, as is evident below:
We cannot start this year without mentioning Brexit; 4 years in the coming, and now it has finally arrived. A deal was done, and it has had little or no impact on life for us Canarian Residents. British people are still welcome to relocate to our island, it is just a slightly different process. The most important thing to remember is not to believe the self-professed experts, or the rumour mills on social media.
If you are British and follow comments made in the UK press, you are probably not happy about the “EU’s new post-Brexit travel rules”, which ban you from spending more than three months in your holiday home in Spain from January 2021.
Many second-home owners are worried, confused and saddened by the news regarding the 90-day rule giving them cause for concern. If you are not aware of this, then you can find further information in the Blog on our Website entitled “The Post-Brexit 90-day Rule.” (CLICK HERE to view in full).
There is, however, the possibility of a Golden Ticket, well, actually a Golden Visa …
… which allows a free pass to stay in Spain without taking residency.
Spain launched its Golden Visa programme in 2013. It gives you residency rights in the country if you make an investment of at least €500,000 in one or more real estate transactions. You can renew the visa every two years. After five years, you can get permanent residency, and, after ten years, citizenship. At no point do you actually have to live in Spain.
The Golden Visa used to be of most interest to non-EU citizens. But since the Brexit referendum, many more UK citizens are now taking advantage of it, because they are now classed as Non-European citizens. For more in depth information, including many frequently asked questions, CLICK HERE to read our “The Golden Visa!” Blog.
Many property owners have been unable to visit for considerably longer than anticipated, and you may feel your property has been neglected somewhat. If you should have any worries, we are able to do a property check for you, to ensure all is safe, undamaged and bug free. If you would like to enlist our services, you can contact us for further details.
If this last year has taught us one thing, it is how much we miss the simple things, and how important it is to spend time with families, take those holidays, go on the adventures you have put off in the past, and if one of those dreams is to relocate to the sun, then take the plunge! Tenerife Property Shop is here to help you achieve that goal, and our portfolio is being updated and amended on a daily basis.
With that in mind, we wish you a fond farewell.
Stay safe & see you soon.
Please feel free to contact us for more information,
or with general enquiries about Buying or Selling Property in Tenerife