Thank you for your advice. I have no intentions whatsoever of abusing the system. We are law abiding citizens and quite happy to pay necessary taxes. I am just trying to clarify the situation ready for when we move to Spain. The house we have at present is suitable for holidays but not for permanent living and that is why we would want to sell it if we lived in Spain. I think taking out Residencia is the preferred way of going about things, isn’t it? I read on this Forum that the Spanish government were not keen on foreigners living in Spain as ‘long term tourists’.