Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:40 AM
We know that he definately bought a substantial amount of land on the island of Crete but we have no details of its location or exact acreage. This is because my father was living in spain when he died and details of the land have been lost.
I just wondered if there was any way we could do a search on his name and maybe date of birth or passport No. on a website which details title deeds for land and property ownership.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We have never visite Crete or even Greece before so have very limited knowledge of how land and property are bought and legally registered. My father visited Heraklion frequently and was hoping to one day build a golf course and house there.
Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:55 PM
In case there is one you may hope it's been digitised, imagine going through all these written records.
Asking a lawyer for advise is the first thing I'd do though.
Wish you luck or a board member with the right contacts on this matter.
Posted 15 December 2007 - 09:22 PM
Makes me think that maybe it is quite difficult to check on land ownership.
Posted 16 December 2007 - 01:49 PM
Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:15 PM
Hope you manage to discover the answer Sunseeker.
Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:41 PM
Even when you manage to find the piece of land yourself, the next thing you'll need is a lawyer.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:32 PM
And then theres the 20 year trespasser law;
Under Greek Law, if someone enters your property, and cares for it for a period of twenty years, this trespasser can then claim the land as their own
full article here
Its going to be expensive if you don't know where it is. But you need to get a lawyer to search the registries for you. If its the size to build a golf course on its probably worth it.