Passing the test

When the news came in May that British residents would no longer be able to drive in Spain on a UK-issued licence, Gareth Hull went back to school.

Back to school

Spain’s kids head back to school this month after the marathon ten-week summer holidays. It can be a difficult adjustment, especially for those facing new schools, but here are a few ways to make it go as smoothly as possible.

The campaign for 180 days

Lanzarote property-owner Brian Knibb writes about the struggle of “swallows” to get a fair deal following a Brexit agreement that has limited the rights of every British citizen.

Mr Brown and Mr Green

Erardo Ferrer of Lanzarote Abogados tells us about two real case histories that show that it still makes sense to review any mortgage taken out between 2000 and 2018. Names have been changed to preserve client confidentiality.

New Year, New Works

There are plenty of construction projects underway on Lanzarote, and even more are likely to occur in the coming months. We take a look at the most important changes you're likely to be seeing in the next 12 months.

Do it locally!

If there's one person who enjoyed the coronavirus crisis, it's Jeff Bezos. The Amazon owner has seen the value of his company shoot up, as people do their shopping online.

La Palma’s long ordeal

More than one month after the first fissure opened, belching out molten lava, ash and smoke, the volcano on La Palma has continued to erupt, with some of the strongest earthquakes being experienced recently.

Abusive mortgages: fight back and win!

If you signed a mortgage loan contract between 2000 and 2015, it is highly likely that you’re legally entitled to compensation in some of the clauses of your mortgage.

Renewing your driving licence

If you’re a British national resident on Lanzarote, you should now have exchanged your UK driving licence for a Spanish one. You may also have learned that rules for renewing a driving licence in Spain are different than in the UK, and these apply to all drivers.

Supermarket Sweep

Until 10 years ago, the supermarket scene on Lanzarote was dominated by locally[1]owned chains Spar and Hiperdino. However, demonstrations against high prices and alleged price-fixing brought a change in the law which permitted new operators to arrive.