Buying a car - name change fee?

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Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby audacity » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi!
Im about to navigate buying a car,
Is there a fee for transferring the car into my name from the previous owners name?
Ive been led to believe there is, but I think I may have been given a higher figure than it really is!
I have a document with my photo on proving residency etc!
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Therowlies » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:12 pm

The purchaser normally pays the 100 euro fee for transfer of ownership.......

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby audacity » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:04 pm

Thanks Dave,
I was quoted €165 by a garage, I wasnt sure if that was a diddle...... everyone has told me something different!

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Jeffstclair » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:35 pm

Well I thought is was purchase tax ... and the figure is a percentage of the purchase price .. so that is why the invoice is a bit lower than the price you pay .....

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Kilkis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:04 am

It is not a purchase tax, it is a registration fee. It is not a flat fee, it varies with the engine size of the car. The bigger the engine size the bigger the fee. Take the registration document to a bank and they will tell you what the fee is. Also you have to pay it at a bank and they give you a receipt to prove it has been paid. That receipt is submitted with the registration document to the vehicle licensing centre. In the Chania licensing centre there is a machine where you can pay the fee but it often does not work so it is better to pay at a bank first.

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby audacity » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:58 am

Thanks Warwick!
The asking price of the car is €1700 the engine size is 1300, the fee I was told for the transfer was €165.
I'm in a little village with no bank, all input is appreciated! X

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Kilkis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:48 am

I think any KEP office should be able to give you information as to the amount for a specific vehicle. I'm not sure if they can tell you from the cc or if they would need the registration number. I don't think €165 sounds unreasonable although I can't remember what it was when I last exchanged. I'll see if I can find anything out.

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Carolina » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:49 am

There's a table of costs on this page, by engine size

www.diekpereoseis.gr/yphresies/oximata- ... aytokinhta

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Kilkis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:11 am

I bet a motorbike with an over 2,500 cc engine would be fun to ride on Cretan mountain roads?

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby audacity » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:51 pm

Thanks Warwick, thanks Caroline!
I looked at the link, its all good, the guy was right!
Fab to know!
And I like the idea of a Motorbike on Cretan roads, lots of gravel though!!!

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Kilkis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:35 pm

It's OK if you wear protective clothing. Shorts and flip-flops are good.

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby audacity » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:21 pm

:lol:
Brilliant!
Luci
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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Tim » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:47 pm

I have a document with my photo on proving residency etc!


Do you mean you have an official Residency Certificate (the beige one)? Because, as far as I know, nothing else will do.

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Kilkis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Tim wrote:...Do you mean you have an official Residency Certificate (the beige one)? Because, as far as I know, nothing else will do.

Tim


They aren't all beige. I have the permanent one and that is blue.

This has been discussed on the forum before and people have managed to get a car registered in their own name without a Residency Certificate but it is certainly true that the people doing the registration expect you to have one. I think they signed a legal declaration saying that they were not permanently resident in Greece so it was not relevant to have a residency certificate but I could be wrong. I certainly bought my first car without a Residency Certificate but that was 19 years ago and I didn't deal with the transaction.

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Re: Buying a car - name change fee?

Postby Yin&Yang » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:49 am

We've bought three cars here since we arrived, the last one being two years ago and each time we have been asked to show our residency permits.
Someday is now : )


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