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Property Tips ??

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Greece or the Greek Islands (Crete, Corfu, etc.)
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Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:05 am

Hi

Have you learned a valuable lesson while buying or renting a property in Greece/Greek Islands, which you'd like to pass on to other expats?

Do you have any tips which others might find useful?

We'd like to improve our coverage of property issues in the Greece/Greek Islands Country guide and are looking for up-to-date, accurate information and experiences.

We would be really interested in your comments Very Happy

Many Thanks

Carole

 

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Re: Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:27 pm

Number one lesson - make sure that you understand all the contract terms clearly - ie get it translated into English.

Number two lesson - if you are having any building work done (from having a house built downwards) either make sure that you are there to supervise or employ a site manager whom you can trust.

 

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Re: Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:51 pm

Make the necessary property checks and make sure your lawyer and notary are good professionals. Many horror stories around mate. As Gelis above said you need to get a grasp of the contract terms. When renting as an owner make sure the guy you lease it to is going to make payments and be committed. I suggest making sure he has work etc.
I was lucky enough to have a good Greek lawyer helping on both immigration and real estate issues and i cannot recommend the guy enough. www.athenslawoffice.com speak to Giannis
Good luck.

 

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Re: Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:32 pm

I'm a lawyer helping the UK community in Greece. This question is very wide. If anybody has a specific question please email me at paulikonomougouras @ yahoo.co.uk. My office is close to Omonia and the National Archeological museum in Athens.

 

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Re: Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:38 pm

My mobile phone is 6974080092.

 

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Re: Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:38 am

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place but I really need some property advice. My husband (who is Greek but hasn't lived there for years), myself, and our children are considering moving to Greece next year, for a year or so. Can anyone provide any guidance as to affordable long term leases, good places to stay etc? I was thinking the Greek islands but am open to suggestions. Thanks so much!  

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Re: Property Tips ??

Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:35 pm

How old are your children? If they are under 18, they might need to go to a British school. Such schools exist only in Athens and Thessaloniki. If they are 5 years old going to a Greek nursery may be fine. In general Athens has the most frequent flights to the UK during the winter. Rents are cheap in central parts of Athens. You should rent the house for the amount of time you expect to stay there. You should also consider whether there are any relatives of your husband who might be willing to help you.
Thanks,
Pavlos Oikonomou Gkouras

 

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