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Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2019 7:13pm
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Dazza

Posts: 2

Location: Camposol

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Hi, my wife and I are in the process of purchasing in sector D as a holiday home and eventual relocation.   Any hints / tips/ advice on a variety of subjects such as purchasing furniture, white goods, tradesmen as well as groups to join would be very welcome.

kenneth

Tue Jun 4, 2019 1:19pm

Posts: 3

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Tue Jun 4, 2019 1:19pm

hey all my wife and i looking into moving to perhaps camposol, atm we reside in fuengirola. prices on houses here are just insane. and it looks beautiful and tranquil there,, the problem for us is, due to disability a car is not an option for us, we have a 4 year old daugther, how is it with shopping and public school in camposol, and public transport to nearest larger towns

Tony1948

Tony1948

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Wed Jun 5, 2019 1:39pm

Posts: 92

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 1:39pm

There are buses to Mazarron, Puerto De Mazarron & the new Murcia airport at Corvera, but they are not very frequent. They also only stop on Camposol sector A, which is a bit of a hike from most of the rest of Camposol.

You will need a car to be comfortable in Camposol. It is spread over a large area.

Of course it would depend to some extent where you buy on Camposol. Some house on Sector A & B are within easy walking distance to the shops on Sector B Business Centre. There's a footbridge over the motorway from Sector A to the Business Centre on B.

My Spanish next door neighbour drives his son to and from the school bus pickup point every day. 

Twinselect

Sun Jun 9, 2019 1:33pm

Posts: 53

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2019 1:33pm

Hi 

As we have also purchased on sector D as a holiday home in march, i can only recommend the following we used to get started.

Internet = teletec , shop on sector B

Kitchen white goods = euronics , shop on sector B

Window , door secuity bars = stan van nimmen , fabricator on camposol. Brilliant guy very professional.

Can't recommend anything else at this point, as i don't know myself.

What agent did you buy from. They may be able to recommend tradesmen.

Enjoy camposol, its great with future protential.

Twinselect

Sun Jun 9, 2019 1:33pm

Posts: 53

Location: Camposol

14 helpful posts

Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2019 1:33pm

Hi 

As we have also purchased on sector D as a holiday home in march, i can only recommend the following we used to get started.

Internet = teletec , shop on sector B

Kitchen white goods = euronics , shop on sector B

Window , door secuity bars = stan van nimmen , fabricator on camposol. Brilliant guy very professional.

Can't recommend anything else at this point, as i don't know myself.

What agent did you buy from. They may be able to recommend tradesmen.

Enjoy camposol, its great with future protential.

kenneth

Sun Jun 9, 2019 2:10pm

Posts: 3

Location: Camposol

1 helpful posts

Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2019 2:10pm

I am just looking into buying there. But dont think i will. I have been mailed alot 9f horror stories. Many dont even have habitat permission. 

Twinselect

Sun Jun 9, 2019 4:45pm

Posts: 53

Location: Camposol

14 helpful posts

Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2019 4:45pm

Thiers horror stories wherever you look in spain, not just camposol.

Appoint an english solicitor

Stevelikescacti

Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:46am

Posts: 6

Location: Camposol

10 helpful posts

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:46am

Hello Dazza

I'll give you some honest advice. D is a good sector, only bad thing it's the furthest away form the shops. D has had earthquake issues, so check your property for any signs of damage, but it's mainly on the houses that they built on the hill edge and the hill gave way (like 2% of Camposol houses were damaged, so its not that bad). Firstly before you buy any furniture / white goods in Camposol (The shops are all expat run and they will charge you UK prices) look in the Spanish towns and villages and you'll usually get things cheaper. Even things like fitting a gas boiler the Spanish will do for two thirds of the price (legal Spanish too). Amazon is a good place for deals too. The furniture your house comes with others will pay good money for (granted it's in good condition), there is a Camposol Facebook trade group. These houses get real cold in the winter, not many consider this. In the port of Mazarron, Sabadell bank have English speaking staff. Good bank in general. Dogs here shit everywhere. Lots of feral cats around, but they aren't really a problem.

Secondly I can't stress how import it is to Learn Spanish. Your quality of life will largely depend on your ability to speak Spanish. If you don't learn Spanish you'll have to pay a translator for every form you fill in and every doctor you visit. The Spanish mostly don't speak English, and the ones that do don't really like doing it.

Thirdly Sector B, C and D are not yet legal in the council system. You will not get planning permission to have any building work done etc. I won't name names but the British tradesmen that do offer building work / repairs / electrics you need to consider very carefully before you commission them for work. There are many cowboys in Camposol, l I can't stress that enough. Be very very wary of the tradesmen the estate agents recommend, they are usually 'mates', be wary of any solicitors estate agents recommend too. Ask for a full quote upfront. Be wary of the one's that consider themselves a jack of all trades and a master of none. Ask to see their previous work. Some (probably most) of the Brit builders on Camposol will take a massive cut of the cost in profit and pay South Americans peanuts to come in and do the work. The South Americans don't actually know what they're doing when it comes to important things like electrics. Spanish tradesmen will be a better much cheaper option but you need to be fluent in Spanish to work with them.

Fourthly Camposol is pricey to eat out in. Local Spanish restaurant outside Camposol will be cheaper to eat, and do proper Spanish cuisine. You really need a car to get around too. The bus services in this area of Spain are not great. Spain is different to UK (where I presume you're from) make sure you're up to date with Spanish driving laws as they're more strict.

Lastly lowball your offer on homes. People here struggle to sell places. Some of them sit on the market for a few years. You're estate agent will try to hoodwink you in making a high offer, I urge you to offer low first, you can always go higher if they refuse. Places here do sell for much cheaper than they are advertised, that's a fact. Most underbuilds in Camposol flood too. If you ever convert one of those underbuilds you have to do a real good job with the waterproofing. Also understand that having a holiday home puts you at risk of squatters. They probably won't squat in a remote part like Camposol, but it's worth reading up on Spanish law on squatters- they call them Okupas (it sadly works in the squatters favor). It so far is not a problem in Camposol.

Stevelikescacti

Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:33am

Posts: 6

Location: Camposol

10 helpful posts

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:33am

One more thing there is a Spanish shop called embargosalobestia. https://www.embargosalobestia.com/ There is one just past Totana (the nearest small town to Camposol) and they sell amazing / stylish furniture + household goods at cheap prices. They buy their stuff from liquidated stores so are able to resell cheaply.. Look in that store first before buying any furniture or general house hold items you wont regret it.

kenneth

Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14am

Posts: 3

Location: Camposol

1 helpful posts

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14am

Forst of im Danish  2th i would buy furniture in IKEA  i dont do spanish restaurants  so never mind on those. I have a disability so car is not an option. I live in fuengirola atm. House prices are insane here. Wich is why we look for better option. House prices there are good but nothing else it seems. So we look elsewhere now. Ps northerners always charge triple the locals. I only use them in cases i have no local option. 

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