Teach Yourself Living in Spain (Teach Yourself Buying a Home) by Peter and Nat Macbride with Eva Mendarro Carrio
Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Spain? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the ayuntamiento is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying CD gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.
It is estimated that nearly a million Brits now own houses in Spain and that at least 100,000 are buying, looking for, or at least thinking seriously about, a (second) home in Spain.
Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Spanish property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Spain gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Spain.
In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has a CD which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary.
This is an updated version of Teach Yourself Spanish for Homebuyers.