Category Archives : Costa del Sol News

It is your turn to be President

Congratulations. It is your turn, your turn to be the President, your turn to run the show, … your turn to serve. To serve your neighbours and be of service to your community.  That’s what being a President is about. It is not about power and having it your way….

Who will win the next elections? I can almost guarantee you my predictions

On May 25, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,Life in Spain,OCM Software,Tips for homeowners, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Who will win the next elections? I can almost guarantee you my predictions

It is election times again, not just in UK or Spain, but also very soon in the USA and with all the presidential campaigns; I cannot help but think of communities of properties. In fact communities of properties are pretty much the same. They have annual general meetings and elections….

How Smart is Your Community?

On May 20, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,Life in Spain,OCM Software, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on How Smart is Your Community?

Today every other word you hear is Smart. Smart cars, Smart Watches and Smart Phones. So how Smart is your community? Is it really smart? Does such a thing as a Smart Community exists?

The Importance of Attending Community Meetings and giving your Proxy votes

On April 8, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,OCM Software, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Importance of Attending Community Meetings and giving your Proxy votes

I recently sent an email asking all our members to give us their stories.  Among these stories was a very interesting story of how a community went practically bankrupt in less than one year.

New Colaboration Agreement for Debt Collection and Purchase

On January 30, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,News from Urbytus, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on New Colaboration Agreement for Debt Collection and Purchase

On the 6ht of January Urbytus signed a colaboration agreement with Eurofees to help with debt collection and also debt purchase in communities across the Costa de Sol and Spain. This agreement is unique in the sense that it turns Urbytus into the only company that can

Minimum Interest Rates in your Mortgage Contract!

On December 11, 2014, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,Life in Spain,News from Urbytus,Spain News,Tips for homeowners, With Comments Off on Minimum Interest Rates in your Mortgage Contract!

Millions of families across Spain, including a good number of expats, have contracted mortgages with interest rate floor clauses (“cláusulas suelo”, as they are commonly called in Spain), which prevented them from taking advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates which have occurred due to the decline in the…

How to reduce your children’s inheritance tax?

On November 18, 2014, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,Life in Spain,News from Urbytus, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on How to reduce your children’s inheritance tax?

Did you know that Spain is amongst the highest taxed countries in Europe when it comes to inheritance?  And even worse for the non residents. 

Presidents Club, Second Quarterly Meeting

At the end of January 2014 beginning of 2014, Presidents of Urbanizations attended the Presidents Club at Urbytus.   The event was well attended by Presidents from Mijas Costa, Alhuarin to Marbella.

Community Debt Recovery

Community debt has become a big issue to the point of turning many communities into difficult situations of having to close down swimming pools, shutting down lifts and even more drastic measures of complete abandonment. As a hot topic and also one that all paying members and presidents are hassled…

Urbytus signs an agreement with HiFX for better community fees

There’s a lot to be said for living in a ‘community of owners’. Communal costs are shared so you get to enjoy facilities like gardens, pools, and tennis courts for a fraction of the cost. But at times like this, when the economic going gets tough, many we spoke to…