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Squatters: The Loophole

Erardo Ferrer, of Lanzarote Abogados, talks about a ruling that can protect many home owners from the threat of squatters.

The parent trap

Only 16% of Spanish young people under the age of 30 live independently of their parents, it was announced last month by Spain’s Emancipation Observatory.

Getting busy

September is when Lanzarote’s long hot summer starts to ease off. It might not seem that way – there’ll still be plenty of glorious weather, but plants which usually go into shutdown over the scorching months can sense that the nights are getting shorter and the weather is getting mellower - and things start getting active again.

Maintenance time

We’re arriving at one of Lanzarote’s most wonderful times of year, when the strong summer winds die away leaving the island bathing in mellow warmth for at least three months. There’s a huge temptation to lounge on the balcony with a cocktail, but it’s also a fantastic time to get out there and get your home in tip-top shape.

Window talk

In Spain, windows generally open inward. The reasons for this are a result of Spain’s hot weather and its love of privacy.

Patterns of life

If you’ve shied away from trying a bold wallpaper in your Lanzarote home, why not think again? It may just act as the final piece of your interior puzzle. Wallpaper was originally used to imitate expensive tapestries hung on walls…