Kilkis wrote:......I agree with your comment about the requirement to make monthly payments, Andrew, but what if the builder does not declare that any work has been done that month? It is not uncommon in Greece for building work to go in fits and starts and I don't think IKA carry out very rigorous on-site checks. The police will often ask to see a building permit if they see building work being done but I don't believe they check on IKA payments.
That's why the homeowner needs to have a very firm grip on what is happening every month with IKA payments.
Every month that work is done, you need to see
1. the monthly submission showing how many days were worked by how many workers, and how much is due to be paid
2. the receipt for the corresponding payment next month
No work that month? No action required.