She informed me that she was leaving this firm and was planning to work independently, I immediately asked her if we could be her first clients, which she agreed to and would charge us far less than we had been paying.  During our chat I mentioned that Trudy and I were trying to learn Spanish and Montana explained that she had taught Spanish before and would be more than happy to help us. 

We arranged to meet in a cafe, near our home, so that she could meet Trudy and we would see how we all get on.  Trudy liked her too, so this is how we got to know each other well.  It was lucky that Montana had left the law firm, because not long after all the lawyers were arrested over dealings with the late Marbella's corrupt Mayor Gil. 

We pay around 1,000 euros tax every year (it varied each year) for our apartment, but for some reason we were not in Spain when it was due, this was one of the early years and I had overlooked this payment.  Once we were back about a month later, I brought it up with Montana and she said no need to worry, she had already paid it for us, as she did not want us to be fined and charged interest!  Of course, we quickly paid her and thanked her. 

After all my years of business, I have only had two accountants (each one for many years and we knew each other well) but I am certain, that neither one of them would ever have done anything like that for us!



Over the years we have known Montana, she has acted for us in buying and selling the odd car park space, as well as for the sale of my parents' apartment (which was complicated as it was purchased through a company in Gibraltar), because she assured us that having worked for years with lawyers she was capable to save us the lawyer's fees and would charge us far less. 

Not only did she do everything well, but she also found so many faults the other lawyers made, that we were extremely impressed and glad to have her looking after us.

Montana comes to see us every week, sometimes twice a week, whilst we are in Spain.  She has been doing her best to teach us Spanish.  We feel guilty and sorry for her as we are such slow learners, but when we mentioned this to her, she simply told us not to worry, as she really comes to have a good laugh and enjoys being with us.  This is true we do have a lot of laughs and enjoy her company.

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