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by altohb
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

YoMo2 wrote:One point. With the joint ownership, did you need two forms for each property? One per owner?

Andrew


No, Andrew. 2 forms, each of which listed the 3 properties. The staff were extremely helpful, and were all to a greater or lesser extent, English speakers.
by altohb
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

Yes, ours is completed. Our accountant did the forms, we went to the Ktimatologio office in Sitia and spent an hour with the team there - we have a total of 3 plots of land, and joint ownership, so there were 6 things to be checked. There first person we saw, who was a lawyer went through the contra...
by altohb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Please explain
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Please explain

I think the really simple reason is that (as you will discover) many, many people here have the same name - not only first name, but surname as well. It is similar, therefore, to saying ie "Jones the butcher" or "Jones the mechanic". Here it is ......"Manolis the son of Yior...
by altohb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 104
Views: 12849

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Was there not a requirement to have your UK licence "officially" translated into Greek, Carolina? We had to do this at our lawyer - charge was smallish, but it had to be done.
by altohb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 443
Views: 26919

Re: The Will of the People

No problem, Bob. I wasn't really having a go at you. I was sounding off because again and again people make criticisms of the EU and how it operates that aren't valid, either because the EU doesn't operate in the way described or the issue is nothing to do with the EU. Warwick This is familiar, War...
by altohb
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

Update. We have done our registration of property this morning. Yes, there is a charge for the property declaration, according to the number of plots of land. Yes, your accountant will probably charge to prepare the paperwork, as it is outside the normal remit of what he/she does for you - ie tax ma...
by altohb
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Eastern Crete
Replies: 36
Views: 2678

Re: Eastern Crete

If you are an animal lover Cretans don`t treat there dogs very well most are kept chained or caged 24 hours a day! Well that's certainly not the case down the western end. We have a pro-active Mayor who is funding animal welfare clinics and free neutering programmes, as well as a police force who a...
by altohb
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

Only 50 euros a year Bob? You're getting a bargain! Or I'm being fleeced. Ours is significantly more than that as well but, as Warwick says, if there are "international" issues then we'd expect to pay more. Having said that, we are definitely keeping to the "it is an annual fee howev...
by altohb
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

The whole purpose of the registry is to have an accurate record of legal title, Jeff. If you own land, with or without a house you should have a contract from a notary. The registry wants to record who owns what. The local land registry did a partial job by recording the contracts but the new land ...
by altohb
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

Tim, we have agricultural land, and the same accountant! I've been told to take all the documents to them in early January to check, and then go to the place on the Piskokefalo road. We actually have the "missing" one, as we went to a registry place in Sitia some years ago at the behest, I...
by altohb
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

..and, as above - there is an office in Sitia as well! Opposite the high school (and Bidakis courier office) on the Sitia - Piskokefalo road.
by altohb
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 40
Views: 4412

Re: Property Register declaration

Just an addition to the information above. If your house was/is a new build then you are also required to produce the building permission.
by altohb
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: British products shop Agios Nikolas
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: British products shop Agios Nikolas

Yes, it is still open and yes, it is near (just before) Lidl as you come from Ag Nik towards Kritsa.
by altohb
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Post from the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Post from the UK

We received a card yesterday posted last Wednesday in the UK - this is about the normal time it takes, if not quicker! Conversely, I'm still awaiting a small package from Amazon due to arrive last Thursday! The company fulfilling the order use the post rather than a courier, so I know that isn't the...
by altohb
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Donations to the Needy
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Donations to the Needy

To balance this out - for those in the far East of the island. Xalkiadakis, Ariadne and Lidl in Sitia all have boxes for the social supermarket.

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