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by GlennB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring Pension
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: Transferring Pension

We use the same method as Warwick - payments into NatWest then transfers when we need them. Haven't had a problem with accountants or the tax office in 11 years.
by GlennB
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health Insurance/IKA
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Health Insurance/IKA

With both of us here pushing 69 this is our nightmare scenario.
by GlennB
Thu May 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: purchasiing a home that requires renovations
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: purchasiing a home that requires renovations

The 'adeia' is a licence, or planning consent as it were. My understanding of the matter: a small adeia is cheaper and easier to obtain, but only covers renovation of existing structures. This sounds like what you need, but take care - if you extend in any way (including creating certain covered are...
by GlennB
Wed May 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1552
Views: 106826

Re: The Will of the People

These are questions I was going to ask too. I emailed our old council today and they informed me that postal ballots had just gone out from the printers. For previous postal votes we have always re-registered although the wording of the application suggests that once registered you automatically get...
by GlennB
Wed May 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Where to rent a Moving Truck
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: Where to rent a Moving Truck

Kilkis wrote:As far as I can tell you cannot hire a self drive truck in Greece. You need to hire a company to do the removal.

Warwick


That's my understanding too. I was told it's designed to stop freelancers undercutting the established businesses.
by GlennB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Satalite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Satalite?

Unfortunately the BBC iPlayer/VPN system is constantly under attack by the BBC as they block VPNs.

We use FilmOn which is pretty good. It also has a recording facility so you can view your progs later. The capacity for recording is not endless, but it does us for HIGNFY, Uni Challenge and the like.
by GlennB
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: new topography for property
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: new topography for property

Quick question - why do you need a 'new' one? We were given a new one - paid for, of course - when we legalised our house, and that was what we presented to the land registry people.
by GlennB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Legalising a property
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: Legalising a property

This may be a stupid question why do folk get property legalised ? Is it because they are thinking of selling it? If you are just going to live it it till you peg it why bother. Is there any advantage to having it done and will it need doing again in 30 years? I'm unlikely to be around then . seems...
by GlennB
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1552
Views: 106826

Re: The Will of the People

J R-M

Relatives William Rees-Mogg (father)
Annunziata Glanville (née Rees-Mogg; sister)
Lady Juliet Tadgell (mother-in-law)
Education: Eton College
Alma mater: Trinity College, Oxford

I've been to university, but just call it "my university".
by GlennB
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Pound vs Euro
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Pound vs Euro

We moved some £££ here a few months back, expecting the worst. The £:€ rate improved. D'oh.
by GlennB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Legalising a property
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: Legalising a property

A few things based purely on our experiences - The fine was dependent on the original date of construction. Ours was before the cut-off date (1957?? I forget) so it was on the cheap side. It took us some 6 years to do, though most of that was waiting for 'the architectural committee of Leonidio' to ...
by GlennB
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

I'd say "Hold on, I'll get my dad" then leave the line open so they can listen to my Indie band music. You should have a few Slipknot tracks handy, that would make them hang up quickly. I didn't play anything too outrageous as I wanted them to keep paying for an open line. Blondie - (Don'...
by GlennB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

We've had several of these calls. The first wave gave themselves away by saying they were phoning from O.T.E. (oh-tee-ee). In the second wave they'd changed to oh-tee :D Today's lady claimed to be working for oh-tee even though she wasn't Greek. Next time I'll torment them with my broken Greek and m...
by GlennB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1552
Views: 106826

Re: The Will of the People

If one of the reasons HMG puts forward to the EU in its application to extend A50, is for time to enact legislation to remove No Deal from the statute books, as per the indicative vote this evening, I'm sure the EU will grant the extension like a shot. Once No Deal is not possible, one imagines tha...
by GlennB
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Living in Greece without Registration Certificate, help/advice needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: Living in Greece without Registration Certificate, help/advice needed.

I know at least one person (and there must be many more) who has driven a UK registered vehicle in Crete for at least 10 years, with only the occasional short drive back to England, and has, so far, "got away with it." I've heard of it, but it strikes me as nuts. When we moved to Greece I...

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