Living in Spain: Teach Yourself
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Living in Spain: Teach Yourself

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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 audio 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 audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 192g
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 120
  • 144410571X
  • 9781444105711
  • 733,979

Table of contents

: preface
01: la busqueda - the search


: almost the same ...
: define your search
: searching through the web
: las agencias inmobiliarias - estate agents
: agents as searchers
: search on the ground
: new houses
: inspection tours
: lexicon: la busqueda - the search
: inmobiliaria abbreviations
: lexicon: los tipos de viviendas - types of houses
lexicon: las habitaciones y caracteristicas - rooms and: features
: found it?
: English-Spanish quick reference


02: la venta - the sale


: almost the same ...
: la propiedad y la ley - ownership and the law
: la compra de una nueva propiedad - buying a new property
: la oferta de compra - the offer to buy
: el contrato de compraventa - the sale contract
: lexicon: el contrato - the contract
: finance
: la escritura - the deed of sale
: fees and charges
: lexicon: la venta - the sale
: los servicios - services
: lexicon: los servicios - services
: English-Spanish quick reference


03: las obras - building work


: almost the same ...
: check at the ayuntamiento
: PGOU - the town planning brief
: los obreros - the builders
: lexicon: las obras - building work
: English-Spanish quick reference


04: la estructura - the structure


: almost the same ...
: check at the ayuntamiento
: la estructura - the structure
: la techumbre - the roofing
: los muros y las paredes - walls
: las herramientas de albanil - builder's tools
: los techos y los suelos - ceilings and floors
: English-Spanish quick reference


05: la carpinteria - woodwork


: almost the same...
: check at the ayuntamiento
: la carpinteria interior - internal woodwork
: Wood flooring
: las puertas - doors
: las ventanas - windows
: las contraventanas - shutters
: la escalera - staircase
: los armarios y la estanteria - cupboards and shelves
: la madera - wood
: las herramientas - tools
: English-Spanish quick reference


06: la fontaneria - plumbing


: almost the same ...
: check at the ayuntamiento
: la tuberia - pipework
: el cuarto de bano - the bathroom
: lexicon: el cuarto de bano - the bathroom
: la cocina - the kitchen
: la fosa septica - the septic tank
: las herramientas - tools
: English-Spanish quick reference


07: la calefaccion y la electricidad - heating and electricity


: almost the same ...
: la calefaccion - heating
: lexicon: la calefaccion - heating
: el suministro de electricidad - the electricity supply
: la electricidad - electricity
: los electrodomesticos - electrical appliances
: la iluminacion - lighting
: las herramientas - tools
: English-Spanish quick reference


08: la decoracion - decorating


: almost the same ...
: check at the ayuntamiento
: la pintura - paint
: los revestimientos de paredes - wall coverings
: el alicatado - tiling
: los revestimientos de suelos - floor coverings
: las cortinas y los estores - curtains and blinds
: los muebles - furniture
: English-Spanish quick reference


09: el jardin - the garden


: almost the same ...
: check at the ayuntamiento
: los muros, las vallas y los cercos - walls, fences and hedges
: la piscina - the swimming pool
: los muebles del jardin - garden furniture
: la jardineria - gardening
: hierbabuena and hierbas malas
: las herramientas - tools
: English-Spanish quick reference


10: una hora de espanol - an hour of Spanish


: the CD and the book
: speaking and listening
: gender and endings
: verbs
: greetings
: asking questions
: la busqueda - the search
: la venta - the sale
: las obras - building work
: la estructura - the structure
: la carpinteria - woodwork
: la fontaneria - plumbing
: La calefaccion y la electricidad - heating and electricity
: la decoracion - decorating
: El jardin - the garden


: Appendix: la inversion - investment


: buying for investment
: holiday rentals
: taxes
: argentina
: lexicon: la inversion - investment
: English-Spanish quick reference
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About Peter Macbride

Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride studied Spanish to degree level and lived in Spain. Eva Mendaro Carrio is a native speaker of Spanish.
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