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Thinking of Moving to Alicante?
This ancient Mediterranean port sparks the imagination of history buffs, would-be pirates, romantics and pleasure seekers. Less a city than a time travelling odyssey, Alicante speaks its history through ancient fortifications, castles, monasteries and basilicas. Long before the tourists moved in, the Barbary Pirates were besieging the city, and the world’s goods passed through its harbour.
Now the harbour is home to luxury yachts and it’s the Blue Star beaches that bring in the tourists. The UK’s love affair with Spain has continued to flourish. Throughout the 90s Alicante was the prime spot for British holiday homes abroad and now many of those holiday makers are retiring there. And as if the sea, sun and amazing cuisine weren’t enough, Alicante is a relatively cheap European city to live in.
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If You’re Moving to Alicante, Choose Schepens
If you’re planning your retirement in Alicante, you’ll most likely be looking for a removals partner you can trust to help with the moving process. Schepens has been moving people from the UK to Spain for over a century now. We are a family run company and our aim, from when we first started the business in 1911, has been to reduce the stress for movers.
One of the ways we do this it to allocate every single client a dedicated Move Co-ordinator. In the first instance, they will work with you to ensure a detailed and accurate quote for your European removals. Thereafter, your Move Co-ordinator will develop your unique ‘Removals Plan’ plotting the deadlines you will need to hit, and listing the specific Schepens services you will require.
Schepens for Removals to Alicante and Storage
Ideally we will be planning for your household goods and furniture to arrive in Alicante on the date you wish to move into your new home. We ship to Spain regularly which means that we can offer flexible scheduling to our customers. We are also able to offer a choice of dedicated or shared containers for transporting your goods.
If you are planning to move any non-standard items, such as musical instruments, fine art or antique furniture, your Move Co-ordinator will create a bespoke removals process for these and include them in your quote. Should you need to store any items in the UK, we are able to manage a simple door-to-door process whereby your items are collected and then transported to one of Schepens’ fully managed storage facilities.
Obtaining a Residence Permit
So long as Britain remains a member of the EU, you won’t require a visa to visit or reside in Spain. Once you have moved to Spain you will need to apply for a Residence Certificate from the Oficina de Extranjeros. This will provide you with your NIE number which is key to you opening a bank account, paying tax, working, or obtaining a driver’s license.
Healthcare in Alicante
Once you have been issued with your NIE number you will be eligible for free healthcare in Spain. Many Spaniards also take out private healthcare as there can be long waiting times for any non-urgent medical procedures. Dentists and Opticians are not included in the healthcare provision. You will need to find local practitioners and pay for their services.
Buying Property in Alicante
There was a building boom in Alicante, in the 1990s, and property prices reached their peak in 2008. Since then prices have been dropping and the the house building has slowed down. Alicante is currently the most popular Spanish resort with Brits. It also has the lowest average enquiry price in Spain. Properties are much cheaper than Mallorca. 2 bedroom apartments, with a pool, situated just outside the city can be acquired for around £40,000.
A Range of Schepens Services
Whether you have experience of moving to another country or not, it can seem like rather a daunting process. One thing we’ve learnt over our century of European removals is that no two moves are the same. Which is why we don’t do ‘off the shelf’ packages. We work with all our clients to create a bespoke removals to Spain itinerary including only those services that are required. Your Move Co-ordinator will help with this:
- Packing – our BAR trained professional removals teams can save you time and stress by packing up your home, specific room, or even just providing support on the day your goods are shipped. Should you wish to do the packing yourself, we can provide sturdy packing materials.
- Insurance – Schepens will insure all your goods in transit. For extra peace of mind we can also provide cover for accidental damage, or extended liability.
- Storage – if you have items you wish to store securely, Schepens will provide a door-to-door service. A container will be delivered where and when you want it. Schepens packers can help with the packing and loading. A detailed inventory is signed off before your container is sealed and transported to our secure storage facilities.
- Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Moving to Alicante is an exciting prospect and Schepens is committed to managing your removals with the minimum of stress. We have a second-to-none track record for successfully moving our clients to Spain, which is largely due to our excellent removals teams. We train all our employees to be proactive, professional and friendly – and to put clients at the heart of all they do.
Why not call us today, to find out how we can best support you in your move to Alicante?
We service all of Spain
Schepens run removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of Spain including: Alicante, Almeria, Avila, Costa Dorada, Costa Da Luz, Costa Del Sol, Costa Brava, Cordoba, Cuenca, Barcelona, Burgos, El Escorial, Gijón, Granada, Gibraltar, Guadix, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Merida, Poblet, Ronda, Salamanca, Salobrena, Segovia, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Torreivieja, Valencia and Vigo
With a new office located in Malaga we are perfectly positioned to help with the logistics of your move throughout Spain
Schepens International Ltd (The British Removal Company)
Poligono Industrial Fase 1,
Torre 4 – Buzon 23,
29130 Alhaurin de La Torre,
Tel: +34 952 42 64 63
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