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by Tim
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Advance Notice - RHD Van For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Advance Notice - RHD Van For Sale

Good point, Warwick.
Van entered Greece at Igoumenitsa on 3rd June 2018.
Tim
by Tim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Advance Notice - RHD Van For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Advance Notice - RHD Van For Sale

Hi If anyone should like to factor this into their medium term plans, this is advance notice that I'll be selling my UK registered van during the summer. Details as follows: 2010 White Fiat Doblo 1.6 MultiJet Cargo van. Right hand drive. 6-speed box. 90500 miles. MOT to April 2019. Recently serviced...
by Tim
Wed May 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Advice on where & how to sell on Crete please ?
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Advice on where & how to sell on Crete please ?

Sorry to hear about your wife. You don't say whether you own or rent in Crete. If you own, I'd suggest getting rid of your personal stuff and selling the property furnished - this would be an attractive option to someone buying to use as a holiday home.

Tim
by Tim
Mon May 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Furniture Disposal
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Furniture Disposal

Hi Jeff

Did not know that. Do you think they'd be interested in the round dining table and six upholstered chairs I inherited with the house? Old but serviceable, much like myself. I now need to move them on and could deliver in my van. (Next month).

Tim
by Tim
Sun May 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK v Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: UK v Greek Driving Licence

I can see the logic - if you're a visitor you can only be in the country for six months. On the other hand, the UK driving licence is (for the time being) an EU document and you should be able to use it all the time anywhere in the EU. I'd be interested to see the outcome of this one ....

Tim
by Tim
Sun May 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Is it enforced now though? I've heard of people being punctilious in their scheduling of time in the country, leaving on the 183rd day, but I've never heard of anyone falling foul of the authorities for overstaying. Is it even enforceable? Do the Greek authorities have linked enough computer systems...
by Tim
Sun May 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

My house is near Sitia, Bob. Maybe it's a different water company.

Tim
by Tim
Sun May 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

As I understand it, Bob, the water company will only accept online payments from certain banks, Eurobank being one of them. The other one is either Bank of Greece or National Bank of Greece, I think.

Tim
by Tim
Wed May 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1277

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

They recycle the water they use through a filtration system, John, although I suspect that fine grit from, say, carbon brake discs doesn't get filtered out properly. That's why I would never use one.

Tim
by Tim
Wed May 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Greece operates a system of assumed income, i.e. based on things you own you are assumed to have a certain level of income and you are taxed on that income even if you have none. I am not sure what the current status is regarding assumed income for people who are not tax resident. It used to be nec...
by Tim
Wed May 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Others on here will have a better grasp of the rules than I do, but yes, a total of 3 months in any six (whether that's a 13 week block or 3 trips of 4 weeks) - in the same way that the current rules allow 183 days in any year. And of course until brexit is finalised nobody knows for sure what the r...
by Tim
Tue May 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Id expect if I bought it we would be visiting at least once every 2 months Sorry to be a wet blanket, and there's nothing definitely decided yet, but it seems unlikely that post-brexit you'd be able to visit every few weeks. The current rules governing citizens of non-EU countries would only allow ...
by Tim
Tue May 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

bobscott wrote:£50.000 for a small house on Crete. Let me know if you find one! Bob.


Plenty of houses around for 50k, Bob, but probably not so many that wouldn't require some major refurbishing - rewire, replumb, new kitchen, new bathroom as a minimum.

Tim
by Tim
Tue May 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Hi Tia I own a small house (70 sq m) and I pay about €180 per annum for ENFIA which is the Council Tax equivalent. If you're not living alone I believe I'm right in saying that the charge is per person. I'd be careful about using the word 'let' in relation to other people using your property - there...
by Tim
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Jet2 LBA to Chania
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Jet2 LBA to Chania

I wonder what an 'historic sight' is .....

Anybody got any ideas?

Tim

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