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Utility Bills

Utility Bills
When owning a property you will also have to pay the relevant utility bills including, electric, water and gas or oil.

The main Spanish electric company is Iberdrola, but several years ago the Spanish government opened the market to allow other energy supplies to provide electricity. Similar to the UK you can switch your supplier if you find a better deal. Like the UK you have to keep on top of this and ensure you are getting the best deal.

Water in Javea is provided by Amjasa, this is a townhall run business and there are no alternatives. In 2001 Javea built a desalination plant that takes sea water and turns it into drinking water. This is great for Javea residents as there are very rarely water shortages due to drought. Javea often provides other local towns with water when drought conditions happen.

Occasionally in older properties in Javea, the water will be provided by a deposit owned by a private individual as the property is not on mains water, very few of these properties still exist, but it is worth checking before you buy that the house is connected to mains water.

There are several types of gas or oil supplies to a property. Most villas will have their own supply either by bottles or a tank, which need to be replaced or replenished by the property owner. Some new villa urbanisations will have a big communal tank and the gas is metered to each property, saving the owners the job of keeping their own supply and ensuring it is refilled.

Over the last few years natural gas lines have been laid around the town of Javea and many apartment blocks have incorporated them retrospectively and again the gas company meter the usage.

Testimonials

Bernd and Monika - Liechtenstein,

A heartfelt thanks to the team of the Javea Home Finders. With your help we have found our dream home. It was important for us to have a reliable and trustworthy partner at our side. Some who bought a house in Spain have told us that it is very complicated to purchase a property in Spain. With Javea Home Finders, we have experienced exactly the opposite. From the beginning to the end you have given us a very professional advice and support. We were accompanied everywhere and the whole process was very speditiv and uncomplicated for us. All the things that were to be done, as N.I.E. Number, bank account, evaluation of the building material by third parties, certifications, contracts, going to the notary, contract signing, etc. was very simple and always transparent with you. You are a great team with a lot of experience, honesty and pleasure in the profession.