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Probate issues

Post by DavidSelby100 » 12 Mar 2017 22:16

Good morning Nigel and all,

Firstly thank you for the continued excellent and informative website.

After years of prevarication and the threat of legal proceedings we are now finally getting around to sorting out my parents house in Paphos. The problem i see is that my Dad died some twelve years ago and probate was never actioned because, we were told at the time, as we never had any title deeds nothing could be done!

Fast forward until today and it transpires that the executors "Century trust company Ltd" have dissolved along with the other named Solicitors on the Wills "Michael Zangoulos & Co Solicitors". The Wills at the time were arranged through "Michael, Liasides & Co Solicitors" based in Nicosia and now i cannot even find them...Is there any way of finding them?

If it transpires that they too are dissolved how can we action Probate?

We are looking to sell the property back to the developer and put everything down to a bad experience and know we cannot do this until the property is my Mums name...any advice anyone?

Best regards.

David Selby



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Re: Probate issues

Post by Nigel Howarth » 13 Mar 2017 09:32

Kalimera David & welcome to the forum.

There are two law firms in Nicosia with the name 'Liasides':

You can find the first at: http://www.cyprusbarassociation.org/v1/ ... ate-2/1569
The second at: http://www.cyprusbarassociation.org/v1/ ... ate-2/1568

It could be that one of these is the son/daughter of Michael Liasides and has taken over the practice. It would be worth contacting them to check.

You could also speak with the Bar Association to see if they know who took over their clients.

If you get nowhere, I suggest that you contact another law firm and explain the situation - you can find the list of lawyers provided by the British High Commission at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... b_2017.pdf

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Re: Probate issues

Post by DavidSelby100 » 13 Mar 2017 15:29

Hello Nigel.

Thankyou for coming back to me.

We have now instructed a firm of Solicitors who have confirmed that the Solicitors are dissolved as well. The new Solicitors will now have to apply for the "letters of Administration" and find the liquidators to get their authority for the new Solicitors to act as an Executor for my Dad to put it in my Mums name! All of this i guess will take time....

Fingers crossed once in my Mums name we can then negotiate tye Sale of the house back to the developer.

Best regards

David Selby



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Re: Probate issues

Post by Nigel Howarth » 13 Mar 2017 19:43

Hello David

What is the name of the property development company? I may have information about the liquidators.

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Re: Probate issues

Post by DavidSelby100 » 15 Mar 2017 11:46

Good morning Nigel,

The Solicitor we used was Michael, Liasides & Co Solicitors & Advocates PO Box 7406, 1065 Nicosia Cyprus. The other Solicitors on the Will are Michael Zangoulos & Co Solicitors & Advocates, Viochrom Building, 2nd Floor 12 Dimitsanis St, Nicosia Cyprus and finally the executors were Century Trust Co Ltd, Viochrom Building, 2nd Floor 12 Dimitsanis St, Nicosia Cyprus.

The last two i know are dissolved but the first Solicitors i can't find anywhere.

Many thanks

David Selby



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Re: Probate issues

Post by Nigel Howarth » 15 Mar 2017 15:32

Hi David

In an earlier message you mentioned that new Solicitors will now have to ... find the liquidators. I thought you meant the liquidators of the property development company? I expect that the firms you mentioned have been dissolved.

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