THE number of British expatriates registered as living in Marbella has risen for the first time in at least five years to 3,866.
Marbella City Council said 48 more people were registered as living there as of the start of this year. It comes as the number of British residents stood at around 2,000 between 2013 and 2016.
It comes as Britain’s Consul for Southern Spain Charmaine Arbouin again called on British people living in Marbella and elsewhere on the Costa del Sol to register as residents.
The increase in those registered could be due to more British expatriates applying for and securing residency status as Brexit approaches on Friday March 29, Marbella Council said.