The beautiful country of Spain is known for its sea, sun, sand and culture not to talk about its employment opportunities no wonder it harbors a lot of UK emigrants. More than 400,000 UK inhabitants live in the country because of a lot of opportunities that can be found there and its fairly good economy which ranks 14th largest in the world has a low cost of living with prices for property, food and alcohol lower than what you find in the UK. They also have a great healthcare system there. Spain is synonymous with relaxation and it is common to see lots of retirees spend their sunset years in this country. Moving to Spain involves a lot of planning but there are companies that make relocating easier and less stressful.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RELOCATE TO SPAIN?
In relocating to Spain, it is better and cost effective using sea freight than land or air plane which is usually more expensive especially moving house-hold items which may take up a 20ft or 40ft container. Movement from UK to Spain will depend on the volume and size of your possessions and the distance from your home “port” to your destination “port”. An average 20ft container is about £1,250 – £2,250 whereas a 40ft container is about £2,500 – £4,000 depending on the haulage company. It is also necessary when planning your budget to take into cognizance the insurance, time, storage costs and import duty if necessary as these are necessary costs to be incurred while relocating
HOW FREQUENT ARE CARGO BOATS LEAVING TO SPAIN FROM THE UK?
Cargo boats take about 3-5 days to move properties by sea to Spain hence it doesn’t take long before you can settle in with your personal possessions. Air transportation is faster but more expensive. Cargoes have their daily schedules and so you can easily find out their schedules and ship when you want you can also contact us for more information.
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON MY MOVE?
It would be best to compare the shipping companies to find out their prices and get the best price you are comfortable with, Also cutting down some items is necessary as you can easily get most items in spain, you can also store household possessions with the removal company’s storage services, this will ensure you only relocate with items that you think are absolutely necessary and cut down on costs.
CUSTOMS AND INSPECTIONS
Spain is part of the Schengen area member states and the European Union so this means members are allowed free circulation of goods and EU citizens and residents within the union. No animal food products can be brought in and you must provide certain documentation such as passport, details of your residency status, bank guarantee if there is no residency documentation and a letter may also be required with authorizes your agent to clear your shipment but if you do not have these documents or they are not complete you may be forced to pay import duty and if there are delays in getting the complete documents, the goods might be auctioned after a month if uncleared.