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by Nigel Howarth
19 Oct 2020 11:00
Forum: Property Ownership
Topic: Compulsory acquisition of title
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

Re: Compulsory acquisition of title

coops wrote: 18 Oct 2020 18:24In what way does the developer need to cooperate?
Your developer will have complete a number of forms.

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
18 Oct 2020 18:19
Forum: Property Ownership
Topic: Compulsory acquisition of title
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

Re: Compulsory acquisition of title

Hi coops From what you wrote, I believe the form you completed was the Trapped Buyer application form, whose title reads: ΤΜΗΜΑ ΚΤΗΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΧΩΡΟΜΕΤΡΙΑΣ If the land registry is saying they're releasing the deeds soon, the developer must have supplied with the necessary paperwork. The relevant d...
by Nigel Howarth
18 Oct 2020 12:50
Forum: Property Ownership
Topic: Compulsory acquisition of title
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

Re: Compulsory acquisition of title

Hi coop Can you let me know which form you completed. The one I linked earlier was for the Compulsory Updating of Title. I suspect you may have completed a different form? The Compulsory Updating of Title requires the owner (your developer) to give the Land Registry the necessary documents, which in...
by Nigel Howarth
11 Oct 2020 19:04
Forum: Louise Zambartas' Legal Questions
Topic: Advice to sell title deeds in north Cyprus
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Advice to sell title deeds in north Cyprus

Dear Xanthi Welcome to the forum (I've removed your other three posts on the same subject.) I suspect that you land will have been given to Turkish Cypriots in exchange for the land and property they left in the south following the invasion. If it's near the sea I wouldn't be surprised if it's been ...
by Nigel Howarth
08 Oct 2020 18:40
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: sold property cadastre
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: sold property cadastre

Hi carlg

I think your buyer's referring to the Land Registry office, but I have no idea why your lawyer needs to be there?

(Click here to find the meaning of cadastre.)

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
17 Sep 2020 17:53
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Keeping pets in jointly owned property
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Keeping pets in jointly owned property

Even though this is in the singular, I think the interpretation is 'Domestic Animal' could be cat, dog, both or other suitable domestic. To me it doesn't register a 1 animal, it's just the way in which it is written. I expect if you ask two different lawyers they'd give you two different answers :-...
by Nigel Howarth
17 Sep 2020 08:55
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Keeping pets in jointly owned property
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Keeping pets in jointly owned property

Hi Steve I can't give you legal opinion on this, but I have looked at the Greek text, which you can find at http://cylaw.org/nomoi/enop/non-ind/0_224/full.html The Greek text "Νοείται ότι μπορεί να διατηρεί κατοικίδιο ζώο που δεν προκαλεί οποιαδήποτε ενόχληση ή παράβαση οποιουδήποτε ισχύοντος Νόμου ...
by Nigel Howarth
03 Sep 2020 08:08
Forum: Property Ownership
Topic: Landowner and title deeds
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Landowner and title deeds

Thanks Pan From our conversation the other week, I believe Sally & Steve can get the square meterage of the apartments from the planning department? As for a decent lawyer, the UK FCO publishes a list they you may find useful. It's available from List of lawyers in Cyprus . Afroditi Charalambides of...
by Nigel Howarth
19 Aug 2020 20:56
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Real estate agents list
Replies: 10
Views: 7267

Re: Real estate agents list

Hi del-froogo

You'll find a list of registered estate agents in Limassol at https://www.creaacyprus.com/agents (teh website is in Greek.)

If you use Google Chrome as your web browser and you'll be able to translate their details to English.

Regards
by Nigel Howarth
19 Aug 2020 13:51
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Unauthorized Pool Use
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Unauthorized Pool Use

Hi Steve Although you do not have your Title Deeds, you can set up a Management Committee and take control away from the developer. Swimming pools on a complex are for the use of owners, their guests and residents - not for the general public. But you should read through your contract of sale becaus...
by Nigel Howarth
19 Aug 2020 13:36
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Building Grants
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Building Grants

Hi Steve Yes - there are grants to renovate old properties; you have to use appropriate materials, finishes, etc. You need to you speak to an architect who specialises in renovations. I know one in Limassol, but for the life of me I cannot remember her name :-( I suggest you call the Cyprus Architec...
by Nigel Howarth
31 Jul 2020 17:37
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Water damage
Replies: 15
Views: 9979

Re: Water damage

Hi Laura It is the Management Committee's responsibility to deal with this. To comply with the law, the Committee must have insured the whole of the jointly-owned building - please see my article You have insurance but are you insured? - that includes everything within the boundary of the developmen...
by Nigel Howarth
26 Jul 2020 08:55
Forum: Louise Zambartas' Legal Questions
Topic: Trapped buyer
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: Trapped buyer

Good morning Emassociates and welcome to the forum. The first thing you should do is apply for the Title Deed as described at Applying for Title Deeds . This may take some time as the Land Registry is dealing with many thousands of cases. I can't say whether your developer has committed fraud, but i...
by Nigel Howarth
25 Jul 2020 11:00
Forum: Louise Zambartas' Legal Questions
Topic: Tricky Inheritance Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Tricky Inheritance Problem

Dear Graham My condolences on the loss of your sister. Unfortunately, Louise rarely gets the time to visit the forum these days due to her workload. I suggest you contact her directly via her firm's website – L.G. Zambartas LLC Law Offices . I can answer some of your questions: I see she made a Will...
by Nigel Howarth
22 Jul 2020 09:37
Forum: Selling Property
Topic: Fees
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Fees

Following on what Pan has advised - The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office publishes a list of English-speaking lawyer that you can find at List of lawyers in Cyprus.

I suggest you contact 2 or 3 of them for competitive written quotes.

Regards