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by bobscott
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Plastic Bag Charges
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Plastic Bag Charges

What's needed is to stop people discarding the bags (and other litter) wherever they please. When you have finished with your plastic bag, what do you recommend doing with it? It doesn't degrade, you wouldn't want to burn it, you can't eat it, so just what DO you do with it? Put it in the recycling...
by bobscott
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Plastic Bag Charges
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Plastic Bag Charges

altohb wrote:It might just stop retailers insisting you have a bag, even when one isn't necessary, but I'm not holding my breath.


Saying 'No thank you' works! Even better if you have your own shopping bag to hand. Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: House insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1057

Re: House insurance

Interesting. We have used Stephanos and ATE for a long time now, and I can highly recommend him as a person. However, we have just changed our car for a new one and discovered that because I am over 70, ATE will no longer insure me for fully comprehensive insurance! Had I not changed the car, that w...
by bobscott
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Plastic Bag Charges
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Plastic Bag Charges

It will be interesting to see which kind of plastic bags attract the charges Carol. My guess is that the transparent flimsy ones will continue to be free, but maybe the 'carrier bag' sort will attract the charge. Good news, nevertheless! Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A video from the British Ambassador Kate Smith CMG aimed at Brits living in or visiting Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: A video from the British Ambassador Kate Smith CMG aimed at Brits living in or visiting Greece

I have (reluctantly) a Facebook account, but this link just doesn't work. What a shambles. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue May 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: General strike in Chania 31 May
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: General strike in Chania 31 May

Thanks Carol. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue May 30, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: General strike in Chania 31 May
Replies: 3
Views: 641

General strike in Chania 31 May

Have heard stories about this, but nothing concrete. Is it just a rumour? Bob.
by bobscott
Sun May 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling a property in Greece
Replies: 29
Views: 3337

Re: Selling a property in Greece

Hi good people-I have a query regarding the sale of a property. A friend has found a buyer for her house at long last, but she is worried that she won't be able to transfer the proceeds to her UK bank because of capital controls. Does anybody have any insight/wise words in this respect? Thanks guys...
by bobscott
Sun May 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: property tax
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: property tax

When buying a house in Crete you have to expect charges in connection with the purchase of about 12 percent, everything included(lawyer, notary, statetax, VAT etc) Propertytax, ENFIA, is for our house abt 650 euro per year. Remember though that ENFIA is based on the size of the house, its age and i...
by bobscott
Tue May 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Lawyer - anybody knows him?
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Lawyer - anybody knows him?

Going back to the topic - Vasilis Maropakis has now successfully concluded the sale of our property. All done efficiently and at a reasonable cost. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun May 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Lawyer - anybody knows him?
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Lawyer - anybody knows him?

Kilkis wrote: C'est la vie as the English say.

Warwick


Not for much longer matey! BREXIT will put a stop to all that classy nonsense!!! Bob.
by bobscott
Sun May 21, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Lawyer - anybody knows him?
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Lawyer - anybody knows him?

You say you dropped the asking price considerably to get a sale. Could I ask on what basis you to set the initial asking price, e.g. you thought you would give it a try, you were hopeful you could get that amount, an agent suggested that asking price etc? Warwick A bit of both really. Suggested an ...
by bobscott
Sat May 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ballot papers
Replies: 30
Views: 2782

Re: Ballot papers

How many people actually vote on the basis of the manifestos, I wonder? I'd be very surprised if it wasn't people's entrenched opinions and 'personality' favourites that decided which way people vote. I'd be happy to be proved wrong, but I'm the pessimistic sort... :-) I think you are right Phild. ...
by bobscott
Sat May 20, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Lawyer - anybody knows him?
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Lawyer - anybody knows him?

We had a very good build in a very good location. If it's of any help to the arguments going on, euro for euro we got 17% more than we paid over a period of 12 years ( and dropped the original asking price considerably!). Having failed my O level maths 3 times, turned up in the afternoon of the 4th ...
by bobscott
Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Lawyer - anybody knows him?
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Lawyer - anybody knows him?

Plaka - good choice! Especially good for burglaries, I hear? It used to be called "Little England" but it seems to be changing to "Lille Norge". :wink: I'm not aware of burglaries being a problem in Plaka. It's a mix of English, Norwegians, some Sweedes, a few Germans and French...

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