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Old 6th September 2019, 01:31 PM
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Just got today by recorded delivery:

Requerimiento De Pago Y Señalamiento De Bienes Y Derechos De Su Propiedad

It looks like a bill, and the amount is:

Importe del principal de la deuda: 560.67 euro
20 por 100 de Recargos de Apremio: 112.14 euro
Intereses de demora al dia la fecha: 48.54 euro
Costas de procedimiento: 2.40 euro

Total: 723.75 euros

It is from Ayuntamiento de Mijas (Malaga). I cannot work out if this is a bill, or a receipt, as there is no indication of an address where to make payment (if it is a bill) and no bank details, so I cannot take it to my bank.

When I bought my villa here 4 years ago the solicitor had power of attorney and set up all my standing orders and direct debits for me, for all taxes etc, and I have never received a 'bill' like this before.

Anyone any idea what this is?

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Old 6th September 2019, 02:01 PM
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Just got today by recorded delivery:

Requerimiento De Pago Y Señalamiento De Bienes Y Derechos De Su Propiedad

It looks like a bill, and the amount is:

Importe del principal de la deuda: 560.67 euro
20 por 100 de Recargos de Apremio: 112.14 euro
Intereses de demora al dia la fecha: 48.54 euro
Costas de procedimiento: 2.40 euro

Total: 723.75 euros

It is from Ayuntamiento de Mijas (Malaga). I cannot work out if this is a bill, or a receipt, as there is no indication of an address where to make payment (if it is a bill) and no bank details, so I cannot take it to my bank.

When I bought my villa here 4 years ago the solicitor had power of attorney and set up all my standing orders and direct debits for me, for all taxes etc, and I have never received a 'bill' like this before.

Anyone any idea what this is?

Wibs
Can't say exactly what it is for.I would say the best thing to do is to take it to the town hall in Mijas or get in touch with your lawyer.Suffice to say it looks more like a debt than a receipt.

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Old 6th September 2019, 03:53 PM
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It does look like an unpaid bill, that may well date from before you brought the house. The phrase "Intereses de demora al dia la fecha" refers to the cumulative interest on the debt that has acrrued since the date it was due.

It wouldn't be the first time a solicitor didn't set up all the payments he/she was supposed to. Alternatively it could be a simple mistake in the Ayuntamiento database - these things happen. If I were you I'd get a gestor to look into it, in case the solicitor tries to cover his/her back.

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It being Mijas you are luckier than most. They have a first class Foreigners Dept. and will attend to you in several languages incluiding English.

You can email them and probably get a reply within an hour or so.

They will be open Monday 9am until 2 pm.

Foreigners Department Mijas Town Hall <[email protected]>;

or call 00 34 952 58 90 10

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Just got today by recorded delivery:

Requerimiento De Pago Y Señalamiento De Bienes Y Derechos De Su Propiedad

It looks like a bill, and the amount is:

Importe del principal de la deuda: 560.67 euro
20 por 100 de Recargos de Apremio: 112.14 euro
Intereses de demora al dia la fecha: 48.54 euro
Costas de procedimiento: 2.40 euro

Total: 723.75 euros

It is from Ayuntamiento de Mijas (Malaga). I cannot work out if this is a bill, or a receipt, as there is no indication of an address where to make payment (if it is a bill) and no bank details, so I cannot take it to my bank.

When I bought my villa here 4 years ago the solicitor had power of attorney and set up all my standing orders and direct debits for me, for all taxes etc, and I have never received a 'bill' like this before.

Anyone any idea what this is?

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It looks like your IBI bill (council tax)

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I don't know why you just didn't call the mayor? Or visit. Google translate works well too, even if you have to type it in manually.

As Alicaéntia says -Intereses de demora al dia la fecha is pretty simple to put into google and see that it is interest from unpaid money which would either put me on the phone straight away or in the car to the mayor.


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I don't know why you just didn't call the mayor? Or visit. Google translate works well too, even if you have to type it in manually.

As Alicaéntia says -Intereses de demora al dia la fecha is pretty simple to put into google and see that it is interest from unpaid money which would either put me on the phone straight away or in the car to the mayor.
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Calling the mayor would get the same result as it would in any medium sized town in the UK. Nothing, zero, nada de nada
You wouldn't be able to speak to him/ her and if even if you could they wouldn't be able to solve the problem. The only people who can, are those who work in the correct department in the town hall.
The foreigners dept at Mijas Town Hall sounds like the best idea
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I may be wrong but it looks to me it maybe a notice of a charge to be taken out on your assets or property due to an unpaid debt.

Coming by recorded delivery suggests that it's being escalated and personally I think I'd be looking at paying it and asking questions later or if not at least consulting a lawyer first thing on Monday.
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The foreigner’s department in the Town hall is no longer in Mijas pueblo - but in La Cala de Mijas. I know because I live there. They will, I am sure, be very helpful.
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