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by Pantheman
26 May 2020 20:04
Forum: Louise Zambartas' Legal Questions
Topic: CGT
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: CGT

First I heard of this. Given the CGT is higher in Cyprus than the UK it is highly unlikely that once the tax is paid here (assuming there is tax to pay) that the UK would demand anything further. I mean, what is the purpose of the DTT if what you say is correct? Comments on these forums are for guid...
by Pantheman
20 May 2020 12:10
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Remortgage
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Remortgage

Hello David, sorry to hear about your issues, but the Bank will try any tactic to get the most out of people. There is no magic wand unfortunately, you really need someone to negotiate on your behalf on this matter, as I have found from experience the home owner does not get very far in these cases....
by Pantheman
17 May 2020 14:07
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Land Registry
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Land Registry

Hi, depends when they went, my understanding the LR were to open on the 6/5/20, to accept applications and such like, they still have limited access, but the online appointment is new to me. HTH EDIT: I wanted to take a planning application to the planning office today, they said I needed an appoint...
by Pantheman
08 May 2020 09:26
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Potential Fraud
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Potential Fraud

I have a concern that an elderly relative is being defrauded in London. He has a number of assets in Cyprus and a lady is taking steps to register a Cypriot PoA in the UK to transfer over his assets to herself in Cyprus. Does anyone know what can be done about this - I have reported my concerns to ...
by Pantheman
01 May 2020 17:41
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Steps to build a ready made container house
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Steps to build a ready made container house

Thank you all for answering. 162m2 it the the size of the shared plot for sale. The plot it is listed for share on G&P Lazarious. I called there someone at the office to ask details about the land: Has nothing builded on my share and he has "a paper" (don't know what paper) that show exactly what i...
by Pantheman
28 Apr 2020 13:51
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Can I build and live on agricultural land
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Can I build and live on agricultural land

Hi Pan Has the ban on building on agricultural land been lifted? Regards Not that I have heard of yet. It wasn't a ban, it was a ban of any applications (until 30/4/20), building on agricultural land is at present always a no, depending as I stated before. Given the problems we are facing with the ...
by Pantheman
28 Apr 2020 13:48
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Steps to build a ready made container house
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Steps to build a ready made container house

Hello Luciano and welcome to the forum. Your 1/14 share is 11.92 square metres! Too small for anything and you'll need vehicular access, electricity, water, etc, etc. Suggest you look for for a building plot (ikopedo). This will have a road, pavement, electricity and water already provided. Regards...
by Pantheman
28 Apr 2020 13:47
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Steps to build a ready made container house
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Steps to build a ready made container house

Beware of buying shares of lands as they always come with problems. First of all you will need the permission of the other co-owners to do anything on this small plot, what if anyone of them refuses?? You should make sure you use a lawyer to buy this and that everyone agrees to sign any paperwork fo...
by Pantheman
28 Apr 2020 13:40
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Can I build and live on agricultural land
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Can I build and live on agricultural land

There is no VAT on the sale of agricultural land first off. When you say a water utility, what do you mean?? If it is the village water supply they will not connect you, you option is to have a borehole drilled to draw water. Normally you would need a permit to draw water, but many just drill and us...
by Pantheman
20 Apr 2020 16:27
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: local builders / swimming pool restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: local builders / swimming pool restoration

If you don't have the title deeds to your property this may be a big problem.
by Pantheman
31 Mar 2020 19:34
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Build Permit for Existing House on Agriculture Land
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Build Permit for Existing House on Agriculture Land

Rodrickbos wrote:
31 Mar 2020 17:36
Don't they change agricultural land into building land all the time?
No, they don’t. Many areas get reviewed every ten to fifteen years to see if there is a need to move boundaries, but even then no one can predict what will happen.
by Pantheman
27 Feb 2020 14:57
Forum: Louise Zambartas' Legal Questions
Topic: Are heirs of an estate responsible for its debts?
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Re: Are heirs of an estate responsible for its debts?

Just re-read Pan's reply: "there must have been a guarantor for the mortgage". Is this a legal requirement in Cyprus? No one has mentioned this to us, but many people in Cyprus assume that we know the Cypriot system because my dad lived there. I think the close-knit families out there can't quite b...
by Pantheman
26 Feb 2020 19:54
Forum: Louise Zambartas' Legal Questions
Topic: Are heirs of an estate responsible for its debts?
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Re: Are heirs of an estate responsible for its debts?

Sorry to hear about your issues, that bank is a b*gger to deal with and I am very surprised that they can chase a heir for someone else debt. When your late father took out the mortgage there must have been a guarantor, do you know who that is?? The developer perhaps? He is now responsible for the d...
by Pantheman
23 Feb 2020 18:40
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: *** Applying for your Title Deeds ***
Replies: 43
Views: 36793

Re: *** Applying for your Title Deeds ***

In Uk and wish to buy a nice property we have seen but it has no title deeds. Solicitor says no problems . Builder went bust before he finished pavement outside that goes no where as its end of cul de sac with green belt next to it. They say it could take years and cost 12K to get deeds. Is this ad...
by Pantheman
23 Feb 2020 18:33
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Build Permit for Existing House on Agriculture Land
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Build Permit for Existing House on Agriculture Land

Dear Squasfal, welcome to the forum, I will answer your questions below: 1. If we bought the whole plot, is it generally accepted that we can get planning permission for one of the properties? NO, you are very unlikely to get planning permission to build anything on a Z1 (protected area) zone. Notwi...