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Bringing household goods from the UK

Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2024 4:54pm
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brucexyz

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I've just relocated from the UK to an apartment I bought in Vera Playa. I was intending to have a lot of my things shipped over which would have been very expensive but a friend has kindly offered to bring them over by car. They include some household goods such as rugs, a smart TV, a laptop computer and a printer. Does anyone know if those items would require any documentation and incur any taxes when going through customs as the UK has now left the EU?

Alicia 11

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:07am

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:07am

they may be lucky and not get stopped by customs but if they are stopped they would have to prove ownership and have proof of purchase of the items or import tax can be taken.  Since Brexit it is necessary to have a list of all personal stuff that you are bringing into the country and you can bring it in if you can prove you have owned it for some time.  Check on Gov.uk for up to date info on moving.

brucexyz

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:09am

brucexyz

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:09am

Alicia 11 wrote on Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:07am:

they may be lucky and not get stopped by customs but if they are stopped they would have to prove ownership and have proof of purchase of the items or import tax can be taken.  Since Brexit it is necessary to have a list of all personal stuff that you are bringing into the country and you ca...

...n bring it in if you can prove you have owned it for some time.  Check on Gov.uk for up to date info on moving.

Thank you for that useful advice. I've posted this enquiry on two forums on Facebook (Friends of Vera Playa and Ex-Pats in Spain) and have received couple of similar replies. I'll check the government website to get some more information on this.

NannieH

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:27am

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:27am

Worth making a note of everything and the value.... just incase they are stopped! Remember though that the value is second hand, what you would receive for it now. The TV and computer would only be worth a few pounds if resold. So keep the prices as low as possible, but don't take the p--s as they would then check everything.!!

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Tiggy

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:31am

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:31am

Thankfully you only have a few items coming over in a car.  It’s a nightmare to bring all your household items over as everything has to be itemised for customs clearance, this includes new and second hand prices.

MaggieB

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:34am

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:34am

Yes, keep values low as taxes if any will be based on value of the items. 

Miket

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:32pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:32pm

Is it likely that anything over ten years (or ?years) is not counted ? Of course providing proof may be required.

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