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by filippos
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: rent or buy?

I was an ‘accidental landlord’ in the U.K. for 11 years; avoided paying any tax at all on the capital gain by spending a night in the property after the last tenant had left and before it was sold. I’m sure a good accountant will think of a way of avoiding this new tax. I suspect HMRC has become a ...
by filippos
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Car service
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Car service

There's also a new* place in Kalyves, just after the plateia on the left, about 30 to 50 metres past the old shop of Farma greengrocery. I don't know anyone who has been there but there always seems to be a vehicle being worked on so the man has attracted quite a few customers. I'm sure you could pe...
by filippos
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Looking for dentist on Andrea Papandreou, Xania
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Looking for dentist on Andrea Papandreou, Xania

Warwick is right; we used to go there. There is a lift but I always found it quicker to use the stairs.
You can contact him on 28210 55553 & mobile 6972 428 900: e-mail michaelzograf @ gmail.com
by filippos
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote internet router problem
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Cosmote internet router problem

peebee wrote:
Kilkis wrote:Peebee tried to edit his post, Filippos, but instead of hitting the edit control, a pencil, he hit the quote control by mistake.
Warwick
Oh yes, what a silly-billy.
Can't even blame it on the Tsikoudia, at 9.30 in the morning.

Why not? I would if I couldn't think of an alternative.
by filippos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: rent or buy?

I have no idea whether or not the following is relevant to anyone here but there are new taxes being introduced on sale of property in the UK from April next year. If you only have one property there's no problem - no CGT on the proceeds of sale and, currently, the same applies if you own two or mor...
by filippos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote internet router problem
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Cosmote internet router problem

peebee wrote:........I got Theo (Virus in Kalyves) to ring .........
Have Virus got a Theo now to mix up with the one at X-File. That could be confusing.
by filippos
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Where to buy boot laces in Irkalio?
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Where to buy boot laces in Irkalio?

What about all the shops selling hunting gear , including clothes, boots etc., (and guns of course).
by filippos
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: rent or buy?

toastie wrote:........It seems if you are a foreigner you wil be scammed and ripped off with hidden fees and costs.
If you feel that strongly might you be better going 'home', wherever that is?
by filippos
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: rent or buy?

Things have changed then since we sold our house here. We paid just estate agent's and lawyer's fees. Did you make unauthorised changes to your property that made it illegal? I know several who have done so either through ignorance of the regulations or knew the rules and ignored them. I'd be intere...
by filippos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Income Tax Submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Income Tax Submissions

Kilkis wrote:No, DWP do not send out any form of statement. I guess they inform HMRC directly and automatically. You get a letter around this time of year telling you what your weekly payment rate will be starting from X April.

We received ours a couple of weeks ago.
by filippos
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1060
Views: 74658

Re: The Will of the People

.... the most damage done to the U.K. since WW2 has been caused by the venal behaviour of Cameron and May. As far as the referendum was concerned Cameron was just stupid, not venal. He wanted and expected a remain win a more significant majority than that achieved by those wanting to leave. I think...
by filippos
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

GlennB wrote:Blondie - (Don't keep me) Hanging on the telephone :)
Always did like that track.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

peebee wrote:
filippos wrote: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.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sinalonga boats
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Sinalonga boats

When we visited a year or five ago we just pitched up by the tavernas and went on the first available boat.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Water filter taps
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Water filter taps

I've been drinking the plain tap water here since 1995 and remain fit and healthy. I take bottled water when out walking and there's usually a bottle in the fridge if I want cold water. In winter tap water is cold enough.

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