Moving to Marbella

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Moving to Marbella

Marbella’s beaches are amongst the most beautiful on the Costa del Sol, but they are just one of the many reasons for moving to this beautiful Mediterranean coastal resort. Southern Spain is still a top destination for people moving from the UK, and Marbella is consistently popular with families looking for new opportunities and a better quality of life, and retirees wanting to take advantage of the beautiful properties on offer.

If you are planning to make a move to Marbella, you’ll be looking for a removals company with extensive experience of European removals between the UK and Spain. Schepens is a family run business which has been providing specialist removals services to Marbella for a number of years, and has both experience and expertise in managing the the logistics of your move.

Please call 01794 323558 for your free no obligation quote on removals to Spain!

Our professional removals teams are all trained to BAR standards, which means that they offer the very best customer service to support you in your move. Our uniformed staff pride themselves on being able to provide practical skills and local knowledge at every stage of the process.

This quick guide to Marbella gives you a flavour of the city and some tips you may find useful if you’re thinking of moving there. We’ll also explain why your choice of an experienced removals company, like Schepens, is essential for a stress-free European move.

Marbella is a bustling coastal resort in Malaga, the Andalucia region of southern Spain. So why is it such a popular choice for removals from the UK?

Marbella is an Exciting and Vibrant City

As a prime tourist destination Marbella provides great shopping – from independent boutiques to high street brands – great nightlife and superb restaurants and cafes. Residents also have the choice between the chic tourist centres, or the more historic old town which conveys more of a flavour of Andalusia culture.

Location, Location!

Marbella is steeped in a rich historic past, with numerous sites of archaeological importance throughout the city. It is situated between the Mediterranean sea, beautiful hills and two stunning national parks.

Your Money Will Go Further…

… because the cost of living in Marbella is around 15% lower than in Spain’s capital, Madrid. It’s a great time to buy as the Marbella housing market is very strong at the moment, with apartments being sold for between €200,000 and €1,500,000. Villas start at around €700,000.

A Great Range of Educational Options

The Spanish state education is not dissimilar in structure and curriculum to the UK, and it ranks highly when compared with other OECD countries.

There are also a number of excellent English language private schools:

Marbella is also home to the first American University in Andalucia , as well as offering higher education courses in design at the Marbella Design Academy and in media, communications, international relations and business at Marbella International University Centre.

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Here are some tips to make the move to Marbella easier.


Moving abroad is a great excuse to clear out the clutter. You want to travel as light as possible, so sell, donate or give away anything that isn’t precious or essential. Many families find it easier to purchase new furniture and white goods when they get to their new home.


As part of the moving process you will be required to produce certain documents numerous times:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificates
  • School records
  • Driving Licence
  • References
  • Bank details
  • Marriage certificate

Take time to find all relevant documentation and create both a hard copy and digital file for easy reference and access.


Make sure that your new properties has all the utilities you require installed before you move in. This may include phone, internet, water. These services can take a while to sort out so it’s a good idea to organise them well in advance.


For convenience, you will probably want to open a bank account in Spain, prior to your move. You’ll be able to manage this online, and you may want to transfer sufficient funds to cover any bills you’re expecting to pay in the first few months. Once established in your new home, you should look for a local financial advisor or accountant who will be able to advise you on Spanish taxes and pension contributions,

Health Care

The European Health Insurance Card provides expats with basic health services in Malaga. It’s also possible to buy private health insurance for around €40 per month. If you are on regular medications for a long-standing health condition, you should bring a supply to Marbella to carry you offer whilst you locate local healthcare services.

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Why Choose Schepens for Removals to Marbella?

Schepens has been helping movers to make the journey successfully from the UK to Marbella for many years. We offer a range of services to help you at every stage of the removal process:

Affordable Removals to Marbella

As an established international removals company, our teams help to move thousands of movers every year. The scale of our operations means that we are able to negotiate discounts from our suppliers and pass on the savings to our customers. We are currently one of the most competitively priced European removals companies.

Customers Come First

As a fourth generation family removals company, we know that customer service is key to all our services. Every single member of our staff is trained to provide professional, customer-centred support, and customer feedback is central to the way in which we grow our business.

Move Co-ordinators

Every mover is assigned a dedicated move co-ordinator who will work with them throughout the planning, and practical stages of your journey from the UK to Marbella. Your move co-ordinator will keep your move on-track, and will help you with any advice, or local guidance you may need.

Schepens Fleet of Removals Vehicles

We know that state-of-the-art removals vehicles are key to the safe transport of our customers’ good to Marbella. Our specialist fleet have the following features:

  • Air Ride Suspension – reducing the bumps and therefore the risk of breakage.
  • Security Systems – all of our removals vehicles are alarmed and have GPS tracking.
  • Adjustable Barring System – this prevents goods from moving around en route.

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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