Digamextra No. 227 for Thursday 28th April 2016

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Rental Laws

Can anyone recommend a good lawyer who knows about the new rental law – we are living in Torrox and we cannot figure out if Torrox is urban land or rural land which is absolutely essential in relation to the new law – or maybe the old one.

Please answer to Digamextra please.


Renewing Spanish licenses:

(1) There is now a mobile unit that does Canillas de Aceituno/Sedella/Salares every few weeks or so, I don’t know if it goes on to Canillas de Albaida too? or if on different days they do Cómpeta? I don’t have a phone number for them, but they put posters up in the bars, so worth looking round. They are very efficient, and as I remember it are the same price as the Centros de Reconocimiento that are widespread, I know of at least 3 in Vélez-Málaga alone.

hope this helps


(2) Competa A large mobile unit comes regularly to Competa car park. For an appointment ask Miguel at bar Esquina Miguel. It is very straight forward and quick

(3) The DGT does list the addresses of places where Medicals are carried out ~~ these now are the places where renewals take place and you are issued with a temporary licence
The addresses are given but no names. However all the places I have passed by do indicate on the road frontage the name of the Doctor etc and a sign that says in Spanish that they do medicals for Driving Licences.
Only official centres can do the medicals and issue the Temporary Licence. After that the DGT send the proper licence after around 2 weeks
Kind regards

(4) We recently renewed our Spanish driving licences at Clinica Rincon in Nerja and the service was excellent. There is no need to book and the guy who does the renewing spoke English and was very efficient.  Robert

(Please – no more responses to this subject thread. Thanks to all who participated. Jane)


Torrox Pueblo Conversion of Electricity Meters & Possible Scam  

(1) This piece says ‘this end  of Torrox Pueblo’. Is it possible to ask Mags which end she is referring to please?

(2)I found a letter in the porch which appears to be asking to read the water meter – my meter is in the street! Also, the references and even the address are very oddly written or non-existent.                                                                            Has any Digimites received something similar? I have sent a copy of the letter to Aqualia and await their response.     Thanks

 (3) I also have received a letter from Endesa. Dated 7th April but received 25thApril.                                                                                                                                    It indicates that the meters will be replaced at no cost to the occupier.                     The conversion will take place in the third quarter of this year. Posters will be displayed in areas where the operatives are working, showing date and time of the proposed work.                                                                                              The replacement will take 30 minutes and the electricity supply will be disrupted during this time.                                                                                                           Endesa operatives will require access to the property if the meter is inside the property.                                                                                                                                   The reason they are doing this is that the new meters will be read remotely and it will mean  an end to estimated bills.                 Terry


Child Car Seat Needed Please…

Could anyone lend me a child car seat for a child of six months from May 9th until May 15th or tell me where I can rent one?
Telephone 642715026



Services Available –

You can renew, or apply for a new Spanish driving licence in Torrox Costa at the following;

Arztezentrum Centro Medico, Av.America, Bloq 88, Local 10.  Telephone – 952 53 03 57

It is on the opposite corner to Cajamar Bank in Torrox Costa, just down from the bus station.

The person who deals with it is Sra, Christina Valderes, she speaks Spanish, English and German, and is there every day between 5.30pm – 8pm.

You don’t usually need an appointment, but it may be best to phone beforehand to make sure she is going to be there.

You will need to take 2 x passport size photos with you, a copy of your NIE, and your current driving licence.

I think the cost is around 45 euros, but they will confirm this when you call.

It is a very simple process, and your new licence usually arrives within 3 weeks.

Steve B



Services Needed-Car Mechanic

We are looking for a Car Mechanic who can work with a 4×4  Land Rover’ and who speaks some English…… is there anyone in Digameland who can help me please we live close to Trapiche.

Replies to Digamextra please.



Rental- Success

Thanks to all those who replied to my ad for renting my house in Algarrobo.

I am not taking on any more viewings as I already have plenty of interest and

not enough time to deal with any more.
Such is the power of Digamextra.
Jane, you are a star!
Hazel. bobbitydog @ gmail .com



Recommendation for Servicing – Euro Bike Torrox Costa

Have had three bikes serviced here, and other repairs and can

recommend them wholeheartedly.

Shop near the bus station, next to the Tourist Office.



Recommendation – Gestor

For Hazel asking about a good gestor, I have been using Maria Cobos for many years, for a couple of house purchases and also annual tax returns.  She took over the practice from her father Andreas Cobos, she is excellent and very reasonable.
Avenida Castilla Perez 12-local 1
Tel 952 521 499                                                                                                      Jeff



Whats on – Vernissage of Dutch Painter Anouk Slegers at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Gdn


What’s on- ZimmerZ

The ZimmerZ will be playing at Moreno’s, Puente don Manuel on

Friday the 29th April from 21.00pm.

Music from the 60’s, 70’s,80’s and rock and roll.

Don’t miss a good night.


 hat’s on – Games Afternoon….Fridays 

Games Afto

At the Asia Fu Restaurant in Algarrobo Costa

meeting again at the Asia Fu this Friday… at around 12.30pm….

Aye…its that time of the week again.

Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all …Ladies and Gents…
We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub Mah Jong and loads more….
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us…The Asia Fu does a great menu del dia for 6.50 euro…
You don’t have to commit to come every week…just a casual get together of like minded friends…and if you have a game to bring
even better…:0)

For details email madpip @ hotmail.co.uk



 What’s on-Coral Coraxalia  


Do you like singing? Would you like to join a choir? We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita. Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the Casa Cultura on the main A7205 road at Viñuela village. Plenty of free parking opposite . Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us! For more information call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish.
From Torre Del Mar. From the shopping mall motorway Junction 272, take the A356 towards the mountains. At Junction KM38 at the end of the bridge,, turn right to Las Gómez, La Viñuela, A7205. Left at t-junction towards Viñuela. Go through the village of Las Gómez and on a right hand bend just after KM 2, you will see a new roundabout. On the left is a white single storey building where we rehearse ( La Casa Cultura) at 5.30 to 8.00. 10 mins. Drive max.
Approaching from Puente Don Manuel, take A7205 which bypasses Viñuela village and right at the end of the village at the new roundabout, you’ll see a white single storey building on the right and nearby is an earth parking area. Ring and let us know if you are coming and we will bring some spare music.
¿Te gusta cantar? ¿Le gustaría unirse a un coro? Estamos invitando a nuevos cantantes para convertirse en miembros de la, coro local de larga data, Coral Coraxalia bajo la dirección de Eusebio Pita. Excelente, un ambiente amigable, todas las nacionalidades, buen repertorio, actuaciones y conciertos, eventos sociales, posibles giras, etc Ensayos jueves 17,30 a 20,00 en la Casa de la Cultura en la carretera principal A7205 en la aldea de Viñuela. Un montón de aparcamiento gratuito frente. Ven a oirnos y únete a nosotros! Para más información llame al 669 682 139 / 689 111 352



For Sale – iHome ipod System  


iHome Model iH8 – Home System for your ipod.
Radio/alarm and docking station.
With Remote control.
Tel 617682672
Torrox Costa


For sale –Beach chairs pic

sun loungers

2 good quality adjustable Beach chairs with wheels so can be used as

trolley for beach stuff. Fold flat for easy storage.
25€ the pair.
Tel 610955826 Torrox




For sale – Flat Screen TV



Samsung 32 inch flat screen TV for sale, ideal for rental property.

Model number:  LE32S86BD

HD ready, 2 x HDMI ports, complete with remote control.

Full working order, reason for selling to upgrade to smart TV.

Contact Steve at fincalospinos at msn dot com or call on 610 39 22 94


Caleta de Velez / Torrox Costa area


Wanted- E-cig refills

Can anyone advise if there is a retailer that sells the liquid refills for e-cigs, either in Nerja, Torrox or Torre del Mar?




For Sale – Three seater sofa

Black velour fabric with red patterned cushions.
Very good condition.
From a smoke free home
Torrox Park.  Buyer to collect
gillclarey @ hotmail . com



For Sale- Small practise amplifier for electric guitar,

Great for home use in excellent condition. 30.00 euros.




For Sale Honda CRV IDTEC 2006 onwards spares 


Oil filter

Set front brake discs

Air filter

Air con filter

Set rear brake pads

6 litres oil

In Competa area.

All new. 100 Euros

Call Mick on 633608619 E-mail gowersmick@gmail.com



For Sale- Full Team High quality Sound

iHome01ihome02iHome 03

Professional sound equipment in very good condition.

High quality to play live: two speakers Bose 808 Series II 240W;

crossover controller (EQ) Bose 802C;

Makie mixer 1642VLZ PRO 16 channels; Carver PM 900 +

amplifier flycase; Lexicon reverb LXP1;

shielded cables, 2 supports extensible speakers.

Price of all new equipment 3. 640euro;

Used Price (music market) 2.010euro,

Our price  1. 680.





For Sale -Flamenco Dress 


Pocapecunia, the charity shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, has a blue-white flamenco dress for sale, size 10 (38), 27,50 euros.

Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, open Mon-Sat. 10am – 1.30 pm.

We are also open next Monday, which is a holiday.

We have lots of CD’s for sale, also classical music en lots of sun tan cream/oil.



For sale- Swift Conqueror 570 2011 4 berth.

CaravanMake & Model Specified

Immaculate , very little used. With many, many extras including central heating, motor mover, air conditioning unit and solar panel on roof.

Ideal for touring  and for extra accommodation for visitors as fully self contained with rear shower room with separate shower cubicle. Can be towed by Spanish plated car as has own Red registration plate, or towed by UK registered car . price 15.500€.

For more photos or to view in Torrox area please contact 677322169.



For Sale- Sun bed

pete higham

Wheeled and folds flat for easy storage.

Price €15. Email: petegill@yahoo.co.uk or 695637006.

Competa area.



For sale-  Beautiful Italian glassware

Superb set of 18 stemmed glasses ( 6 wine, 6 water, 6 champagne),

made in Italy, still in box.

20 Euros.

Nerja. Please call 695 463 385.

Thanks for your email I would like to place the following advert on your site.



For Sale – Renault Megan Scenic

Renault Megan

Euros 4000

Metallic maroon colour. Petrol

Excellent condition

Recent new cambelt and service by Renault.

135933 km itv until October 2016

contact email. davidtruscott545 @ btinternet.com

Tel. 952 541 579

Thanks very much.

Dave Truscott



Wanted –Your Garden in Spain by Clodagh Handscombe

Garden bk

Do you have a copy of this we could have/ buy please?

Please call – 616 5300 71


For Sale Child’s BMX-Style bike and Adult’s Mountain Bike 

1. Our nine year old has outgrown the kid’s bike. It’s a single speed, dual-brake model with a kickstand and new tubes/tire. Perfect for younger kids or older ones who like the BMX look.

2. The mountain bike is a standard adult size, just replace the front wheel which was (previously) wobbly. Not pretty to look at, but perfect for promenade rides and around town use. It’s a seven-speed model.
45 euros each
Please email us at cameronhous   at   yahoo   dot   com



For Sale-Odyssey Karrite car top box 

car box01 car box 02Excellent condition

Length 185 cm Width 85cm

Brackets and key for lock included. 60€.

Email mccartney 766@gmail.com.

Tel. 611100103  In Frigiliana and must collect.



Wanted- Key Safe

We are trying to find and purchase an outside front door combination key safe, new or second hand.
Within reasonable distance of Torrox Pueblo.
Any help gratefully received.
Tel. 674 827 957-


For Sale – 2 covers for a 3 seater settee

From Ikea. Style Ektorp. Catalogue number 703.217.57

In excellent condition. White.

Cost new 59 euros each. Will sell for 20 euro each or both for 30 euros.

Contact. Donna 695888723



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