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icebuddy
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Post by icebuddy » 24 Apr 2018 18:57

Hi, i,m new to the forum, my wife and i are thinking of moving to cyprus early in the new year, if right property is found, we were wondering how soon we should have a lawyer lined up, and should they be uk or cyprus based. also we read a lot about long delays and dodgy lawyers, are they the exception, or the norm ?



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Re: lawyers

Post by Nigel Howarth » 25 Apr 2018 08:31

Hi icebuddy

Getting a lawyer in Cyprus lined up is the first thing you should do before even looking for a property. The British High Commission in Nicosia publishes a List of English speaking lawyers. (The list is revised every 4-6 months.)

There are dodgy lawyers here - in fact 99% of lawyers in Cyprus give the rest a bad name :-) But if you instruct one of the lawyers on the list provided, you should be OK.

I published a check-list for those buying property that will guide you through the process.

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Re: lawyers

Post by icebuddy » 30 Apr 2018 22:59

Hi Nigel
thanks for the advice , tho one thing i,d like to ask is on a previous post by a member i note you suggest they deal with the vendor direct rather than an an estate agent or did i misunderstand that ?



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Re: lawyers

Post by Nigel Howarth » 01 May 2018 14:27

Hi icebuddy

I can't recall suggesting you deal with the vendor directly? But if the property has not been placed with an estate agent, the vendor will not have to pay their fees, usually 5% +VAT.

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