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by Mixos
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Holiday home insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Holiday home insurance

You could try here, Sally: https://insurance-greece.com/insurance-services/home-insurance/ The company is run by Stavros, who is a member of this forum and would give you a quote. Your house will need a Certificate of Static Competence to verify that it's not about to fall down, and if you want eart...
by Mixos
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Eastern Crete
Replies: 36
Views: 2678

Re: Eastern Crete

I would endorse everything that Guy, Maud and Warwick have written above, Amanda. The best advice, I think, would be to have a good look at the whole island before deciding where to settle. Our first visit was 43 years ago when we stayed in Malia, (then a pleasant fishing village, not the tourist he...
by Mixos
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 443
Views: 26919

Re: The Will of the People

... and how bitterly ironic that he spoke in near perfect English and most of those listening did not need simultaneous translation.
by Mixos
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4415

Re: Property Register declaration

Only 50 euros a year Bob? You're getting a bargain! Or I'm being fleeced.
by Mixos
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4415

Re: Property Register declaration

And if you are closer to Sitia than Ag Nik, Yorgo, the registry office there is on the Piskokefalo Road, about 500m out of Sitia, on the opposite side of the road from the warehouse of Bidakis, the courier company.
by Mixos
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4415

Re: Property Register declaration

Thanks for clarifying that, Warwick. Just by way of an update, my accountant has sent me another email showing an example of the certificate. It does indeed have ΠΙΣΤΟΠΟΙΗΤΙΚΟ ΜΕΤΑΓΡΑΦΗΣ as a heading on a single sheet of paper, with four large franked "postage" stamps in the top right corn...
by Mixos
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4415

Re: Property Register declaration

Thanks for responding, Warwick. I'm only going by what my accountant said in his email, which was: Until, May, all owners who are resident abroad (and March for Greek residents) have to declare their real estate ( plot,land,building ) in the Cadastral Register ( properties register), the responsible...
by Mixos
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4415

Property Register declaration

I have received an email from our accountant about the Property Declaration (Cadastral Register) that everyone who owns a property in Greece is obliged to complete before March 2019 (or May 2019 for non-residents.) Apparently, in order to comply with the new register we have to produce three things:...
by Mixos
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 443
Views: 26919

Re: The Will of the People

....unless the EU decides to give the UK more time. According to today's Times, a three-month extension to Article 50 is "under discussion in European capitals to allow time either for a second referendum or a Norway-style soft Brexit." Could just be more Brexit waffle, of course.
by Mixos
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Thinking of starting a security /property maintenance business.
Replies: 22
Views: 2085

Re: Thinking of starting a security /property maintenance business.

It would also be helpful to know where you are located on the island, Pete.
by Mixos
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 443
Views: 26919

Re: The Will of the People

I can't speak for Chania as I haven't flown to/from there for over 20 years, but I can't see how this will make any difference at Heraklion, where UK flight arrivals already pass through the extra-Schengen gates. If you're lucky and first off the transit bus you can sail straight through, but you ca...
by Mixos
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Why 3 pounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Why 3 pounds?

It's basic psychology, John. The charities figure that £3 is the kind of sum that you won't really miss, so you think: I'll just do that one then. But about a month or so after you set up your direct debit for £3 the charity will write to say: are you sure you can't manage £5? Or £10? So you feel gu...
by Mixos
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Predictions for 2019 include a Hard Brexit
Replies: 108
Views: 10330

Re: Predictions for 2019 include a Hard Brexit

Bearing in mind Warwick's post above, surely we have reached the stage to ask the very straightforward question: In what way is this dog's dinner of a "deal" better than remaining as a full EU member?
by Mixos
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CAR TYRES
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: CAR TYRES

Yes, if they say 2013 they will definitely have to be changed, even if the tread is good, as evansmr1 explains. I had a new set this year, after five years with the old ones, and the garage said I should have changed them earlier -- even though the car passed the "MoT" without the tester s...
by Mixos
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: leeches
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: leeches

I'm not particularly knowledgeable, Granny M, but could they be the leech commonly known as a skate sucker?

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