Mark, I did take issue with the La Caixa manager in Ayamonte over this landing fee charge and he informed me this was normal practice. Also, when I had to pay the final payment on my villa to the notary the estate agent required a bankers draft. I obtained one from La Caixa also in Ayamonte and they charged me 200 euros for it. There must be a way to avoid paying these high charges. If you sell a property in Spain and want to get the money back to your bank in UK what is the best way to do it? If you transfer form one bank to another do they still insist on these horrendous charges, how much cash can you withdraw from La Caixa at any one time as I’m thinking the best way to transfer money is in cash in a bag.