Land grab !

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Re: Land grab !

Post by The Grocer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:10 pm

Check your property. Owners can verify if their Greek property has been identified as forest or non-forestland by navigating the search engine of the Hellenic Cadastre.
The initial link I gave is not easy but will be useful

Don't be surprised if your patriko or olive grove in your hometown village has been identified as forestry land. If your property has been falsely identified as forestland whereas it is not, you are lawfully entitled to submit objections for this property.

As the law stands up-to-date, applications for objections are filed 15 days after the issuing of the specific forest map of interest. The deadline is 60 days after that date for Greek citizens and 80 days for owners residing abroad.
I do not have dates of issue unfortunately....

Yes, we know this is just another money making "tax" scheme from the government. The land was probably sold in good faith, or perhaps handed down through the family who may have cultivated it for years, but as some of you will know apart from the Dodacanese Islands (due to them once being in Italian hands) most of Greece did not have cadastre until more recently....

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