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by Mike Strand
05 Jun 2013 08:20
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Unauthorised external alterations
Replies: 1
Views: 2290

Unauthorised external alterations

Who should the Management Committee speak/write to in Pafos regarding unauthorised external alterations to an apartment within a complex? Two owners have constructed a permanent solid roof over their previously 'open' balcony, for which they did not seek approval either from the Management Committee...
by Mike Strand
06 May 2013 12:36
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: fire insurance on property
Replies: 4
Views: 4721

Re: fire insurance on property

As the Management Committee of apartment complexes are required by law to take out fire, lightning & earthquake cover for the jointly-owned buildings, how does this sit with the requirement of mortgagees having also to take out insurance? Insurance companies don't normally like 'double insurance'!
by Mike Strand
06 May 2013 12:26
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Communal expenses?
Replies: 5
Views: 5125

Re: Communal expenses?

Rumour has it that pursuing non-payers through the Cyprus courts is long and arduous as well as costly & therefore sometimes not worth the effort! There's an alternative; the EU Small Claims Court. The claim can be sent to any EU court for jurisdiction (in the language of that country). See https://...
by Mike Strand
24 Apr 2013 22:11
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Bills not being paid
Replies: 1
Views: 2464

Re: Bills not being paid

The Capital Control had prevented these payments being made by the banks, although they are now allowed. You will need to check your next statement to make sure no payments have been missed,
by Mike Strand
28 Mar 2013 20:20
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: Block insurance for Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 10511

Re: Block insurance for Apartments

Thank you Nigel. Yes, exactly as I described! So, a decent property lawyer will know what he/she is talking about. Do you have any names???
by Mike Strand
28 Mar 2013 16:13
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: Block insurance for Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 10511

Re: Block insurance for Apartments

Hi Nigel, the wording in the law is 'jointly owned property', not 'common areas'. The floor of my apartment is the ceiling of the one below & the side wall is shared with my neighbour, ie., jointly owned. What if I was the only person in my block to carry buildings insurance and there's an earthquak...
by Mike Strand
17 Jan 2013 21:27
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: Block insurance for Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 10511

Re: Block insurance for Apartments

Nigel Yes! the company name does start with the letter "A", however, there has been a develpment. Apparently, someone in Paphos has sought a legal answer to the problem a copy of the outcome is with one of my residents who is going to bring it to me to see. I will keep you informed. Alan Did you ev...