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by glang3000
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Health care in Cyprus.
Replies: 17
Views: 1128

Re: Health care in Cyprus.

Not like the UK then, my wife had a swollen ankle, tried calling the Dr's but they are not taking calls just now please send an e message on their app, She did this, 2 days later she got a text with a link asking her to send a photo, this she did, 3 days later she got a message saying it looks like ...
by glang3000
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Higher Bank Charges spark public anger
Replies: 23
Views: 1716

Re: Higher Bank Charges spark public anger

Can't Cyprus banks make a profit by lending the depositors money just like UK banks? I have 3 bank accounts plus a business account in the UK and do not pay any charges.

Gary
by glang3000
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Using a solicitor as an executor of a will.
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: Using a solicitor as an executor of a will.

Jeba: you do need an executor but it only needs to be a Cyprus resident, not a lawyer.

BMWX5: Your new will needs to be deposited at the law court for it to stand.

We checked all these points this year when we did our will.

Gary.
by glang3000
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Using a solicitor as an executor of a will.
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: Using a solicitor as an executor of a will.

Yes, If you name the solicitor as executor he will handle the estate when you die, you would need to add a codicil to the will naming a new executor to change this. In Cyprus one or more of the executors or a lawyer working for them, must be a Cypriot resident. If you name a lawyer as executor he ca...
by glang3000
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Seaweed on sea front
Replies: 43
Views: 1797

Re: Seaweed on sea front

I do remember that the wall caused the waves to go up when they hit wall and then crash down on the road, spectacular.

I only remember the seaweed collecting just past the out door baths, where there used to be a public beech.

Gary
by glang3000
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mocrosoft keeps pushing
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Mocrosoft keeps pushing

I upgraded mine about 2 weeks ago, much better than 10.

Gary
by glang3000
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Beyond Cyprus
Topic: Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards from January
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards from January

This is thanks to EU law, a couple of years ago the EU decided that companies could not pass on the charges from more expensive cards, i.e. if a credit card company charges 2.5% and the debit card company charges 0.5% you can't charge people who use a credit card the extra 2% nor can you give the cu...
by glang3000
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Repairs to granite countertops
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Repairs to granite countertops

It does firm up, you can use a block of beeswax polish then polish with soft cloth or you can buy a spray, it also stops the worktop from staining.
Gary.
by glang3000
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Repairs to granite countertops
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Repairs to granite countertops

Hi, I install kitchens in the UK and often they have granite worktops, these are installed by granite fitters, when they do repairs with epoxy resin it is only to small faults and each fault costs about £100 so I doubt you will get the repairs you are looking for, granite can be waxed and polished t...
by glang3000
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Traffice camera leaflets
Replies: 27
Views: 1153

Re: Traffice camera leaflets

Greek, Turkish and English are all official languages of Cyprus and forms should be available in all 3 also since Cyprus is in the EU (Unlike the UK) it has to be made available in Brail and several other languages dependent on the form.
Gary.
by glang3000
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Speeding fines
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: Speeding fines

If the car is not taxed for 3 years the registration is deleted and before you can tax or drive the car it has to be re registered.
by glang3000
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Speeding fines
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: Speeding fines

You have to transfer ownership in Cyprus as you can only tax the car if it's in your name and with insurance in your name.
by glang3000
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Flying from Paphos to UK - airport shambles?
Replies: 57
Views: 4786

Re: Flying from Paphos to UK - airport shambles?

Just for info, I departed Paphos airport on Thursday night easy jet to Manchester, the airport was great, no queue, quick check in, only 4 people on front in bag check, all very quick, also on our arrival at Manchester there were plenty of people checking our passports so we were through quicker tha...
by glang3000
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Quotes without VAT
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Quotes without VAT

Yes retail prices in the EU must show a total including any VAT though the VAT may be shown separately or just a final price. However trade businesses can quote before VAT so for instance if you go to the Home market it will show the total price with VAT but if you go to a builders merchant it may q...
by glang3000
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Garden and Pool Maintenance
Topic: Replacing pool liner
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Re: Replacing pool liner

I uses Chris (Pelican pools) great job and good price. Chrispelicanpools@GMail.com tel 96501722
by glang3000
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Which test ?
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Which test ?

On the UK government website it say's either is fine, must be done within 3 days of travel, not 72 hours so if traveling on Thursday any time on |Monday, must be a printed proof in English stating what test, when and result and with customers details. Read the government website. Link below. https:/...
by glang3000
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Sterling cheque
Replies: 27
Views: 1538

Re: Sterling cheque

I banked a Sterling cheque at the Alpha bank, they posted the cheque to the bank in the UK and asked them to transfer the money by BAC's back to Cyprus, the UK bank charged £60, sent the monies in Euros at a very bad rate so I lost about 10% of the value and then to top it all Alpha bank charged me ...
by glang3000
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New pool liner & Gardener
Replies: 4
Views: 730

New pool liner & Gardener

Hi All,

I have to find a new gardener to maintain my garden in Trmithousa, I live in UK so need to leave it in capable hands.

I also need a new pool liner.

I would be grateful for recommendations.

Many thanks,

Gary.
by glang3000
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Question on car tax
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Question on car tax

I once had to tax my car at the Ministry of Transport and they would not do it, I visited 3 times and they insisted I had to be a resident of Cyprus to own a car in Cyprus, I had to pay the Cypriot guy on the corner opposite Papantonio in Paphos, he had no problem. I have owned a car in Cyprus since...
by glang3000
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vaccination? Embarassing get out of this one.
Replies: 26
Views: 2534

Re: Vaccination? Embarassing get out of this one.

Just think about it Dominic, you are told there is a Virus that will probably be with us for the rest of your life, would you hide for the rest of your life or would you try and live your life as normal but as safely as you can? tens of thousands of vulnerable British people were told to shield last...