Buying a car

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Doris
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Buying a car

Postby Doris » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 am

Do you have to buy and register a car in person, or can someone else do it for you?

Jean
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Jean » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:22 am

KEP certainly wanted both parties (seller and buyer) to be there in person the two times I used them. As it wasn't a problem I never asked if this could be circumvented. It's probably possible. You could ask KEP directly or a lawyer?

Doris
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Doris » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:59 am

As I'm not in Crete was hoping my daughter could buy one for me.

Kilkis
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Kilkis » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:24 pm

They will need to see your passport, not a copy, and you will need to sign some forms yourself in the presence of the official dealing with it so, as far as I know, you need to be here. You could probably give power of attorney to a lawyer, I think. The purchase of my first car was dealt with by a lawyer but that was 20 years ago so I don't know if the rules have changed. Also I had to collect together a lot of official documents to send to him and I'm not sure how you could do that if you are not here. For example I had to get documents from the tax office and from a police station and I doubt if your daughter would be able to get them in your absence?

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Re: Buying a car

Postby peebee » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:27 pm

Doris wrote:As I'm not in Crete was hoping my daughter could buy one for me.

She could buy it for you, then you get ownership transferred to you when you are on Crete

Kamisiana
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Kamisiana » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:33 pm

You would have to pay transfer tax again for change of ownership

Kilkis
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Kilkis » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:38 pm

If your daughter is tax resident there could also be income tax implications if, for a time, she owned two cars?

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