Removals to Alicante

Are you considering moving to Alicante and searching for a removals company to advise and transport your goods? White & Company have been providing a full removals and storage service to Spain for the past eighty years. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI. White & Company can provide a local move, or from the UK to Spain.

Moving to Alicante?

Many writers, artists and poets have been drawn to this beautiful city. The inspiring Castle of Santa Barbara sits on Mount Benacantil in the centre of Alicante.There is a spectacular beach at Playa de San Juan to the north of the city, which is considered to be the best beach in Alicante and is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars. Most employment in the city is to be found in the tourist industry.There are two languages spoken in Alicante. Spanish is the official language while Valencian is the local language of the Valencia region. Both English and German are also understood and often spoken.

Let us take the strain out of moving

Moving can be a very stressful experience but White & Company can help make the whole process a lot less traumatic. White & Company moves thousands of families around the globe each year and have branches all over the UK. We can arrange a free no obligation quotation, which is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. We can offer advise and answer any of the questions and concerns you may have. The surveyor will undertake a thorough survey to determine the volume of effects you wish to move, following which you will receive a written quotation.

White & Company

Removals Storage & Shipping Since 1871

Property Prices

Generally, property prices are set to rise in Spain in the coming year. According to a report produced by the reputable financial firm JP Morgan, it is predicted that Spain’s economy is due to rise by 1% in 2016 and estate agents are in agreement with this prediction. The property market figures for 2014/15 showed an increase compared to figures released for 2013, and this trend is set for 2016, all good news for those planning to relocate to Spain.

There are a huge range of properties for sale in Spain, prices vary according to size, property type and area. As a guide you can buy a 3 bedroomed apartment for as little as £20,000, with more substantial detached family homes with swimming pools, costing in the region of £250,000.

Education and Schools

You will of course want to ensure that your children receive the best education possible whilst living in Spain. Generally, education provision is of a good standard, with a range of schools to choose from. Education in Spain is regulated by the Ley Orgánica de Educación (LOE, Organic Law of Education). It is compulsory and free for all children aged between 6 and 16 years, and is supported by the national government, together with the governments of each of the country’s 17 autonomous communities.

The Spanish Bachillerato is the post-16 stage of education, comparable to the A Levels/Higher (Scottish) in the UK, the French Baccalaureate in France or the International Baccalaureate.

See the web sites below for further education information:

• Spanish Ministry of Education – www.mecd.gob.es/portada-mecd/

• The Spanish university system – www.tostudyinspain.com/spanish-university-system/

• Spain Study Guide for International Students – www.studying-in-spain.com/

Plan your move to Alicante

Local Information

When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com

Property prices

There is plenty of property available in and around Alicante. Buying is a relatively straightforward process. You will need an NIE number to register the Escritura (title deed) into your name, this can be done at most main police stations. It is imperative that you employ the services of a lawyer who speaks fluent Spanish. They will be invaluable and will ensure your purchase goes through without any problems.

The following web site has a selection of properties to view: http://www.alacant-estates.com/

For the latest property prices and cost of living in Alicante visit Numbeo: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Alicante

Education

Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay in Alicante for the short-term usually choose an international school, which offers a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB). The following site has a selection of international schools: http://www.expatfocus.com

Travelling around Alicante

The public transport system in the city is reliable, efficient and safe. Many expats choose to drive in Spain and there are several laws that may be different from Britain. Cars in Spain drive on the right hand side of the road and are required to flash their vehicle’s lights before overtaking the car in front of them.

Currency Conversion

Since 1999, Spain has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents. It will be relatively straightforward to open a bank account in Barcelona. You will need to be over 18, have some proof of Identity and address. Residents will also need to produce their NIE certificate.

When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.

Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/

Transporting My Effects 

Moving can be a very stressful experience but White & Company, with its eighty years of experience in the Spanish removals industry, can help make the whole process a lot less traumatic. White & Company move thousands of families around the globe each year and have branches all over the UK. We can arrange a free no obligation quotation, which is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who will be able to answer any of the questions and concerns you may have. The surveyor will undertake a thorough survey to determine the volume of effects you wish to move, following which you will receive a written quotation.

White & Company Removal Services

Our teams across the UK are able to pack your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture. We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. All china and glassware will be wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons; furniture can be wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection; and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, can be packed in made-to-measure wooden crates. We can also offer an unpacking service to unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.

You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions prior to moving home, or whilst you arrange for work to be carried out on your new home. We have 19 storage locations throughout the UK all providing secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873.

When planning your move we know the cost of your removals or storage is important too…so when you are ready, either fill in the White & Company extensive online estimates form for a quote or contact your local White & Company branch to arrange a no obligation home visit during which we will explain the process and provide you with an itemised quote.

As you can see, our UK branches stretch from the Channel Islands to Scotland and with a network of industry partners we are able to provide an exceptional packing, removal, storage and delivery service anywhere in the country. At each branch our team will have a wealth of local knowledge and can liaise with our other branches to make sure your move runs smoothly. As well as taking care of your house move, White & Company is able to offer a whole range of other services.

Spanish Branch Depot

Should you be considering returning to the UK, or moving further afield, our associated company Whites Moving & Storage SL offer a wealth of experience in removals, packing, storage and shipping.

Whites Moving & Storage SL
Calle Alicante No 5A
Poligono Son Bugadellas
Santa Ponsa 07180
Mallorca
T: +34 971 707 631
M: +34 601 062 619

We are a UK removals company that service Spain on a daily basis – Tel:01202 901 330 – UK/Spain removals service

European Removals Company

BAR Registered

Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522. Not all European removal companies are members of BAR.

Award Winning Removals!

White & Company has won many of the removal industry’s most prestigious awards over the years. These include being awarded winner of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ competition 2016. They also qualified as finalists in the 2015 & 2017 awards.