Removals to Malaga

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Why Choose White & Company?

Planning to move to Malaga in the near future? Here’s just a few reasons why you should consider White & Company as your designated removals specialist:

  • offices & storage depots in Spain & UK
  • door-to-door packing & removals
  • founder member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI
  • award winning service
  • established in the UK since 1871
  • fully insured
  • dedicated team of trained professionals
  • tailored removals package

We’re founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI and have been providing removal and shipping services to destinations all over the world for more than 135 years.

Whether you’re moving to the hipster bars of Teatinos or the sun-drenched Costa del Sol town of Marbella our specialist local knowledge will help ensure your belongings arrive safely, without disruption.

Our removals service

We offer weekly removals services to and from Malaga.

This includes either full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B, or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.

Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Malaga.

We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation, carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. They will answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary.

The survey will determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The total cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in our vehicles.

Regular removals to Malaga

Our dedicated team in Malaga will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly. They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods.

Upon arrival at your local depot, all effects are transferred to the export warehouse to await loading into a 20ft or 40ft container.

Depot Locations

White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK and Spain to choose from.

Recognition

We are founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI – the voices of the removals industry in the UK and worldwide.

All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European Standard BS EN 14873.

Insurance

Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.

Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.

Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.

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Preparing for Your Move

Due to the high percentage of foreigners Malaga makes for an exciting melting pot of cultures and cuisines, especially in the coastal areas of La Axarquia and the Costa Del Sol.

Moving to Malaga from the UK is a very different prospect than moving locally. There are lots of things you will need to be made aware of and plan and prepare for.

White & Company have been transporting household items and goods to Malaga for many years and can make the process run smoothly on the day.

Our experienced moving team can help put you at ease and answer any questions you might have about the process of moving abroad.

Below are some useful tips to consider before you move to Malaga:

  • Register to settle in Spain (over 3 months), at a local Oficina de Extranjeros for a residence certificate (a process called empadronamiento).
  • Rent before you buy – Malaga is split into six regions each with their own unique culture.
  • Secure school places – before you leave – there are a mix of public and international schools but as a result of the sizeable expat population they are in high demand.
  • Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you.
  • Start taking language lessons – Speaking Spanish will not only elevate your job prospects but will also help you to integrate into life in Malaga.

Popular Districts in Malaga

When it comes to picking a place to live there are 10 districts to choose from. Each with their own unique personality:

  • Comarca Metropolitana (City Centre)
  • Camarca de Antequera

  • Serrania de Ronda
  • Valle del Guadalhorce

  • La Axarquia

  • Costa del sol

Where you choose to live will largely depend on your budget and personal circumstances.

Marbella in the Costa del Sol is often dismissed as being a tacky holiday destination for Brits looking for sunbeds and €5 breakfast deals.
Those who too easily dismiss this historic and picturesque town miss out on its many charms.

FAQs

Malaga refers not only to the port city itself but the Andalusian coastal regions of the costa del sol.

Its cosmopolitan streets and warm Mediterranean climate, consisting of long summers and mild winters has made it an attractive proposition for retirees and relocating young professionals alike.

The newly hip Soho district has attracted artists from around the world to showcase their works and you’ll never be short of a bar or restaurant to frequent either.

For those looking for a more tranquil lifestyle, the long stretches of sands of the adorning beach towns are a mere stone’s throw away and offer quality apartments with poolside facilities and fantastic local amenities.

Specializing in technology services and logistics, the city provides many opportunities to expats looking for work.

There are plenty of niche chiringuito small business opportunities for resourceful individuals looking to make a good living in the sunshine. They cover everything from opening tourist bars to tech start-ups.

If you are from an EU country you do not need to obtain a work permit to work in Spain.

You will need to register with the local town hall as part of a process known as empadronamiento.

The police will come and check with your neighbours that you live where you stated on the application form and you are then issued a Certificado de Empadronamiento.

EU citizens are free to purchase property in Malaga and there are no restrictions.

When going through the process of buying through a vendor you should consult a Spanish speaking realtor and ensure:

Before you complete your property purchase you should make sure that:

• you have seen the land registry extract (nota simple), available from the Colegio de Registradores (translations into English for an additional fee)
• the property and land for sale match the details registered and the sellers are the registered owner(s)
• there are no debts or charges, such as a mortgage, on the property
• there are no legal proceedings initiated against the property for contravention of planning law

Malaga is a vibrant city with tons of activities to indulge in from, ferias (traditional festivities) to visits to museums and art galleries.

Stand out attractions include:

• Museo Picasso Málaga – A not to be missed museum showcasing Picasso’s works.
• Kelipe Flamenco Club and show – bringing you the best in cabaret, soul and dancing.
• Catedral de Málaga – Málaga’s beautiful 16th century cathedral.
• Jardín Botánico Histórico La Concepción – Exotic gardens in plush surroundings.
• Malaga Tapas & Wine Tasting – small group tours showcasing the best of Andalusia.

For the young or young at heart there are clubs for just about every activity known to man. You may want to join a local botellón – an unofficial meeting of night-dwellers and party-goers. Meetings usually take place on the beach or a plaza and move onto clubs and bars in the area.

Even if you bank with a Spanish bank in the UK, such as Santander you will need to register and open a separate account in Spain.

You can open a non-resident’s bank account without an NIE number, but you will have to change this once you have your NIE number.

To open a bank account in Malaga you must be over 18 years of age and bring the following documents:

• Photographic proof of identity such as a passport.
• Proof of your occupation status (employment contract or payslip)
• Confirmation of address (utility bill, driving licence or council tax bill no older than 3 months)

One of the biggest draws to moving to Malaga, or indeed anywhere in Spain for that matter, is the lower cost of living.

It’s a tired message but that doesn’t make it any less true. Your money simply goes a lot further here.

For example, a three course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant would cost you around €17 or £14 in Manchester. Whereas in Malaga it would cost you just €9 (£7.70). We bet it would taste nicer too!

Historically it was easy to find a cheap rental property, but times are rapidly changing and rents, especially in Málaga’s city centre, have increased substantially compared to a few years ago.

You can expect to pay anything from €623 (£541) per month for a one bedroomed apartment in the city centre to €8,000 (£6800) for a luxury villa in Marbella.

Malaga is split into six distinct regions, each with their own unique feel:

• Comarca Metropolitana (the city centre)
• Camarca de Antequera
• Serrania de Ronda
• Valle del Guadalhorce
• La Axarquia
• Costa del sol

Marbella in the Costa del Sol is often dismissed as being a tacky holiday destination for Brits looking for sunbeds and €5 breakfast deals.

Those who too easily dismiss this historic and picturesque town miss out on its many charms.

While it is easy to pass a day at the beach there is so much more to Marbella than just sun, sea and sand. The old town is awash with funky art galleries, tapas bars and quirky artisan shops all dotted along its narrow cobbled streets.

There’s lots of wiggle room in the property market with apartments with everything from apartments with sea views to plush concrete villas with their own pools.

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