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by GlennB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Passport renewal

Tim wrote:Perhaps it would sound better coming from the parrot? Just a thought ...

Tim


"Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"

"That'll do nicely sir!!"
by GlennB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Passport renewal

Mine expired in February. I applied very close to the expiry date. I have been driving on the KEP document from then until I collected the new one on Friday. I think your problem might have been due to the introduction and then removal of the compulsory basic practical test for over 74, Bob. Warwic...
by GlennB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Passport renewal

Why do they make such meaningless statements? What does "It is taking longer than usual to process applications..." mean. How long does it normally take? How long is it taking now? A week, a month, a year, a decade? They must know the information? Surely they collect statistics in order t...
by GlennB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21904

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Looking at reports of English boozers jam-packed into their favourite spots at the first opportunity I wouldn't blame Greece if it thought twice about restoring flight links with the UK. Which is a shame for Scotland and Wales, but I suppose it's impossible to be that specific about who to allow in.
by GlennB
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21904

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Despite press speculation it would appear Greece is on the travel corridor list. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors The list is purely a list of countries that people do not need to self isolate if they enter the UK from one of those countries. It does not say anythin...
by GlennB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: TransferWise from multiple source accounts
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: TransferWise from multiple source accounts

Thanks Warwick, I'll look into that.
by GlennB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: TransferWise from multiple source accounts
Replies: 6
Views: 440

TransferWise from multiple source accounts

I'm probably missing something obvious, but it won't be the first time ;) ... I've been using TransferWise (TW) to send money from our UK NatWest account to Greece. In the near future when (if? *sob*) our house sells I'll be sending it the other way, so thought I'd experiment with a small amount Gre...
by GlennB
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Spouses selling a house
Replies: 24
Views: 2103

Re: Spouses selling a house

The energy geezer will never find the house, so I'll have to meet him on the main road and drive him up here. Great. Would not the engineer/surveyor/architect that did your legalisation carry out the energy survey for you? They usually do. He/she will know the way? Tim Second that engineer did ours...
by GlennB
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Spouses selling a house
Replies: 24
Views: 2103

Re: Spouses selling a house

Heard from our lawyer today that we need an 'energy efficiency' report before the sale. Pay some geezer to come in and look at a bunch of hefty stone walls, poor insulation etc and rate it 'D' on the A-E scale? You see these reports on UK house sales on Rightmove and the like, but had no idea it had...
by GlennB
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 payments for 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: E1 payments for 2019

Yes, what I meant was that the notary was chosen by the buyer.
by GlennB
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 payments for 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: E1 payments for 2019

... If you have used a Power of Attorney to let the Notary obtain all the necessary certificates on your behalf I would have thought that the Notary would be able to tell you if there was going to be a problem? ... Warwick The notary in question is the buyers' notary, and the buyers will shortly gi...
by GlennB
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 payments for 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: E1 payments for 2019

Your replies are exactly as I thought, 'lost in translation'. I guess he was trying to reassure us that there was no pressure to pay quickly but failed to take in the fact that a notary is examining our financial affairs. I would also guess that, technically, we don't actually owe that money yet as ...
by GlennB
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 payments for 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 655

E1 payments for 2019

I was just talking to our accountant who is preparing our 2019 E1. No problems with that, but he mentioned that payment of 2019 E1 is delayed until August. This could be a problem as we're selling this house and the notary is checking we have no debts to the state. If the 2019 E1 is submitted but un...
by GlennB
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Spouses selling a house
Replies: 24
Views: 2103

Re: Spouses selling a house

I don't know why the buyer's lawyer would want 6 years E1 tax returns? What does your lawyer say? It is not the job of the buyer's lawyer to ensure that "you don't escape owing a few cents" that is the job of the Notary. The Notary will require certificates from a whole range of bodies to...
by GlennB
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Spouses selling a house
Replies: 24
Views: 2103

Re: Spouses selling a house

The buyers' lawyer is French but licenced to work in Greece. His office is in Athens. He's asking our lawyer to provide our last 6 years E1 tax returns. We can do this easily as we've been sticklers for such things and our accountant is well known to our lawyer, but is it normal?

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