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hello everyone, thank you so much for all your informative content you all have been posting im a new user came across your forum searching for insight on living in spain.

i will be coming to spain next week on a non lucrative visa, one of the requirements i need to get a empadronamiento and a TIE card within 30 days of arrival which is forcing me to try to find an apartment before i actually land in spain which is proving to be impossible every one is asking for job contract and rental insurance both i don't qualify for as i am retired. any advise how one could find an apartment is there a service in spain to get you a guarantor like in france?


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hello everyone, thank you so much for all your informative content you all have been posting im a new user came across your forum searching for insight on living in spain.

i will be coming to spain next week on a non lucrative visa, one of the requirements i need to get a empadronamiento and a TIE card within 30 days of arrival which is forcing me to try to find an apartment before i actually land in spain which is proving to be impossible every one is asking for job contract and rental insurance both i don't qualify for as i am retired. any advise how one could find an apartment is there a service in spain to get you a guarantor like in france?


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You have to apply for residency within the first 90 days of living in Spain not 30 days.

You won't get any joy from online or internet estate agents. You will need to be here in the area you intend living. You need to visit local estate agencies and be prepared to sign up for an apartment there and then otherwise it will be gone within days.

Arrange yourself a fact finding holiday in a hotel and spend time with looking at rental property.

You will probably need a Spanish bank account which to pay rent and utility bills. Landlords prefer direct debit payments.

Hope I've helped a little.

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You have to apply for residency within the first 90 days of living in Spain not 30 days.

You won't get any joy from online or internet estate agents. You will need to be here in the area you intend living. You need to visit local estate agencies and be prepared to sign up for an apartment there and then otherwise it will be gone within days.

Arrange yourself a fact finding holiday in a hotel and spend time with looking at rental property.

You will probably need a Spanish bank account which to pay rent and utility bills. Landlords prefer direct debit payments.

Hope I've helped a little.

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Since the OP mentions a non-lucrative visa it's likely that they are a Non-EU citizen & the requirements for registering are completely different from those you give, which are for EU citizens.

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hello everyone, thank you so much for all your informative content you all have been posting im a new user came across your forum searching for insight on living in spain.

i will be coming to spain next week on a non lucrative visa, one of the requirements i need to get a empadronamiento and a TIE card within 30 days of arrival which is forcing me to try to find an apartment before i actually land in spain which is proving to be impossible every one is asking for job contract and rental insurance both i don't qualify for as i am retired. any advise how one could find an apartment is there a service in spain to get you a guarantor like in france?


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I imagine that you've already been issued with a non-lucrative visa?

In which case explain that to potential landlords. It isn't a legal requirement to have a job contract in order to rent, though obviously potential landlords want to be sure that you can pay.


A lot of people in your situation take an airbnb or similar to get them started- it's much easier to find long term rentals once you are here,

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Thank you all for your replies, it is indeed 30 days of arrival confirmed by the embassy and the my immigration lawyer, i do have 90 days to be in spain from the time my visa is issued but one i step out of the plane its 30 days.

This is what is stressing me out, i have sent messages to over 40 adds i found online only few replied but they all require non payment insurance one or 2 agents were willing to accept my situation but they said they wont rent me because they dont know me and they want to meet me 1st ( i dont understand what knowing me has to do renting an apartment)

the issues im facing (and please correct me if im wrong) :

open a bank account: dont i need an address first and a TIE card?

getting an Airbnb : i cant get my empadronamiento with out at least 6 month rental contract.

language : since i dont speak spanish, is there any service you know of that help expats find homes ?

i am desperate enough to offer i pay for the whole year in advance, do you think thats
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Thank you all for your replies, it is indeed 30 days of arrival confirmed by the embassy and the my immigration lawyer, i do have 90 days to be in spain from the time my visa is issued but one i step out of the plane its 30 days.

This is what is stressing me out, i have sent messages to over 40 adds i found online only few replied but they all require non payment insurance one or 2 agents were willing to accept my situation but they said they wont rent me because they dont know me and they want to meet me 1st ( i dont understand what knowing me has to do renting an apartment)

the issues im facing (and please correct me if im wrong) :

open a bank account: dont i need an address first and a TIE card?

getting an Airbnb : i cant get my empadronamiento with out at least 6 month rental contract.

language : since i dont speak spanish, is there any service you know of that help expats find homes ?

i am desperate enough to offer i pay for the whole year in advance, do you think thats
Take an airbnb for a couple of weeks & find a long term let once you arrive.

It's usually possibly to move in immediately. Then the rest will fall into place.
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