mouche wrote:...Well, I cal tell you for sure. It did not apply to preoperties that were not complete in the sence that not all papers were signed/sealed...
Sorry, perhaps I didn't make myself clear. By "not complete" I meant that they had not gone through the finalisation process that includes transition from "builders electricity" to normal domestic supply. I didn't mean physically complete. When I say "I don't know for sure" I mean that I have not read the applicable law because it wasn't really relevant to me. I am not questioning what you say but I find in Greece that you cannot reverse engineer with great certainty. The fact that a rule was applied in a particular way in one situation doesn't necessarily meant that the rule should be applied in that way or that it will always be applied in that way. As an example, there was one year before Ε.Ε.Τ.Η.Δ.Ε. was applied on the electricity bill when a demand for property tax was sent out directly from the tax office. About half the people I know received one and about half didn't. I can find no consistent difference between the people who received one and the people who didn't. You can't always deduce what the rule is from the event. Basically I am agreeing with you but urging caution.
There are many people who own a house here but who do not "move" here, Scooby. Also, it would be pretty unusual for somebody to buy a property here without having a bank account here since they would need to transfer money, so not so odd.