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by MC
13 Jun 2008 20:45
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: BUILDING PERMIT
Replies: 8
Views: 12952

Re: BUILDING PERMIT

Dave Sorry to hear of your predicament & thank you for posting the PS. In Cyprus any law it seems can be broken with impunity if your face fits. Having electricity connected without a building permit only enables & encourages the deceit and lies that are spun by those wishing to sell dishonourably. ...
by MC
10 Jun 2008 19:58
Forum: Buying Resale Property
Topic: Signing a new contract with developer when buying a resale
Replies: 12
Views: 22913

Re: Signing a new contract with developer when buying a resale

Cliffyamo Please heed the sound advice you are being offered by those that know. I can speak the language & still got stung - NO DEED NO SALE is a good philosophy, it will save the inevitable tears & heartache later on. I have solved my problem after three and a half years of hard graft & I would no...
by MC
29 Apr 2008 19:58
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Jackie
Replies: 7
Views: 12657

Re: New Member Jackie

Hi Jackie Let's hope your place is a lot nearer completion if not completed when you visit in May. It certainly appears to be taking a long time. You have no doubt realised that Nigel's advice is invaluable so please ensure that at least your mother your mother has everything tied up tighter than a ...
by MC
24 Apr 2008 11:32
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Sheila
Replies: 18
Views: 26882

Re: New Member - Sheila

Shiela Apologies for the delay in responding but I am very pleased to hear you are now sorted. I guess like anyone else all you needed was re-assurance that everything was bona fide, legal & above board. Not too much to ask is it. Thank you, I have managed to sort my problems out, however not in the...
by MC
17 Apr 2008 01:33
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Sheila
Replies: 18
Views: 26882

Re: New Member - Sheila

Sheila Hopefully you will have had the assurances you need by now & that you will be able to look forward to many happy years of visits before you retire. You are obviously giving yourself the best of chances by asking the pertinant questions early. Please ensure you get satisfactory answers to each...
by MC
17 Apr 2008 01:14
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Nigel
Replies: 3
Views: 7416

Re: Hello Nigel

Mervyn Very well put, glad to hear you managed to get your title at last. What you describe so eloquently is, it would appear, too often the norm. For reasons best known to themselves some lawyers (& it appears to be a significant number) do not appear to have grasped the concept of the lawyer / cli...
by MC
26 Jan 2008 17:37
Forum: Contract Problems
Topic: Contractual Obligations? Remember this is Cyprus.
Replies: 2
Views: 9930

Re: Contractual Obligations? Remember this is Cyprus.

Nigel, exactly why I posted it, hopefully others will not fall into the same mire of lies, empty promises & deceit. However, how in heavens name can being a victim of fraud be avoided (because that's what it is called in a civilised society) given the laws as they stand & the standard way of ignorin...
by MC
26 Jan 2008 13:17
Forum: Contract Problems
Topic: Contractual Obligations? Remember this is Cyprus.
Replies: 2
Views: 9930

Contractual Obligations? Remember this is Cyprus.

Like many purchasers who diligently do their homework & take advice from all quaters then visit the Island on a regular basis to confirm their prospective purchase is exactly to their requirements I ensured as far as was reasonably practicable that I had what any sane person or lawyer would consider...
by MC
10 Jan 2008 02:31
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Mike
Replies: 5
Views: 9224

Re: New member - Mike

Sadly Nigel this did prove to be another of the "next week's" we have heard so many times before. Here we are at the end of the first week of the new year & no further forward than we were over two years ago except many thousands of pounds poorer & fully bloated to bursting point & beyond on empty b...
by MC
10 Jan 2008 02:25
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: David
Replies: 3
Views: 6974

Re: David

David Welcome, It is always nice to hear of a successfull relatively trouble free purchase and of course there have been hundreds of them. Like you many have made purchases they are more than pleased with & in my family's case have been doing so since 1974. The problems there are seem to have arisen...
by MC
11 Dec 2007 20:57
Forum: Buying Resale Property
Topic: independent legal advice
Replies: 6
Views: 14781

cliffyamo I wish you the best of luck in your search. You have obviously taken note of the con artists & some of their tricks. I would certainly urge you to appoint a lawyer with whom you can communicate with & who understands your wishes & demands. I thought I had covered every avenue possible & in...
by MC
27 Nov 2007 21:12
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Antonis Loizou Reader's questions Cyprus Weekly 23-29 Nov 07
Replies: 3
Views: 8115

The mind boggles. I find it hard to comprehend that comments as described above are given the dignity of publication in a newspaper. I am not familiar with the piece in question however or the context in which the comments were made. Could it be that the vast numbers of dissatisfied buyers passing c...
by MC
26 Nov 2007 02:08
Forum: Kafeneion (coffee shop)
Topic: Collective self help
Replies: 10
Views: 20484

Nigel Sound advice to all as always. If it helps anyone in the future I can confirm that I did choose a lawyer on recomendation, I certainly instructed then in unambiguous detail & agreed to use them as they were based in town & I was buying in the mountains. I guess I could have used one in Nicosia...
by MC
25 Nov 2007 16:53
Forum: Kafeneion (coffee shop)
Topic: Collective self help
Replies: 10
Views: 20484

Collective self help

I have just read the latest (25/11/07) postings on your Buying property in Cyprus, property purchasing guide website & am astounded but somewhat perversely comforted to know that the problems I have experienced since 2005 in getting lawyers or agents or for that matter anyone to accept any kind of r...
by MC
18 Nov 2007 13:53
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Mike
Replies: 5
Views: 9224

It seems our mail referring to our plans to place the matter into the hands of the authorities has secured a response. We are told we should have news by the end of next week. I just hope this is not the same 'next week' that has been mentioned nearly every week for the past 126 weeks since June 2005.