I have of course made a will in UK for any UK property, but thought the Greek was taken care of already- I have nothing to leave there but the question is whether UK tax people can try and get their clutches on something in Greece even if taxes there have already been paid years ago when the transfer was done
Message posted by geop110 on 20 July 2009 at 5:17am - IP Logged
Can someone tell me, if there is no will and a spouse dies does the husband inherit the home. The land was given to the wife as a gift from her father. She got married and moved to Crete and build a home there. They have been married for many years and lived in Crete for at least 10 years and she has now passed away. What is the law?
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 20 July 2009 at 8:44am - IP Logged
I am not certain whether you mean that they lived on Crete but she has land on Corfu or the land you refer to was where they lived for the last ten years. However, quoting earlier posts "if the householder dies intestate in Greece the widow will receive a 1/4 share and the children 3/4 share of the estate." The reference is to a widow as again quoting a previous post, traditionally the land/house where a couple lived would come through the man's family.
My advice to you is that you contact a Greek solicitor as without knowing the full and exact circumstances, any assistance you recieve here will be speculative to some degree.
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