Kilkis wrote:Perhaps I've gone native but I have a completely different take on this.
I built a free standing, i.e. not attached to the house, wooden carport with a tiled roof several years after the house was built. As far as I am concerned it is not a permanent structure and not, therefore, liable for building permission or a licence fee. If, at any time, the authorities challenge this I will simply remove it. Since their ultimate sanction is to demolish the offending structure I will have effectively carried out this sanction for them. Obviously, if the reason for doing this is to sell the property I would be happy to return the components to the buyer and arrange for it to re-erected after the sale is complete.
bobscott wrote:Kilkis wrote:We have been quoted €1800 all in (fine, fees) for legalising a garage underbuild not shown on the original permit. 42.5 square metres. Sounds very reasonable to me in comparison what others are being told.
bobscott wrote:...Says, tongue in cheek of course I suppose you paid the IKA contribution when you built it, and that you will likewise pay the IKA contribution when you demolish it!...
filippos wrote: I think I'm right in saying, unless the law has changed, that a) any new construction work - like tiling a pergola is deemed to be - requires permission or it's illegal and b) that if you apply for permission there will be attached to the licence a schedule of the hours needed by a specialist and/or labourer to complete the work.
The amount of IKA due will be calculated and demanded whether the work is done by 'professionals' or DIY. Of course, it's not logical but .......... Do you pay VAT on the materials used?
It's not quite the same as a freestanding, bolted together plastic kennel or shed.
Isn't the local council tax collected by the electricity company? Is the additionion of an amount for TV a tax or a fee?al'Miral wrote:...... on the basis that the collection of tax is nothing whatsoever to do with the electricity. The two are not a provision of the electricity company and it is only being forced to be an agent of the state.
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