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by Nigel Howarth
17 Nov 2007 15:57
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Good luck...
Replies: 7
Views: 7824

Many thanks Dave,

See you in the forum.

Best regards,
by Nigel Howarth
17 Nov 2007 15:54
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Final planning permission
Replies: 5
Views: 6429

Hi Dave, The electricity authority will not connect your property to the supply without a building permit. It'll be difficult to find out whether a building permit's been issued from the UK. Perhaps you could ask your lawyer to check with the developer - and get photocopies? Whether the lack of a pe...
by Nigel Howarth
16 Nov 2007 17:58
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Property Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 6865

Hi Hrothgar - and welcome to the board, Unlike Australia, where many properties are sold by action, property auctions are a new thing here. I don't know how many people went to the auction, or any details about it. But one thing you need if you're selling something is someone to buy it. The properti...
by Nigel Howarth
13 Nov 2007 18:05
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Selling Land in the North
Replies: 1
Views: 4490

Hi A&K, I suggest that you contact the Republic of Cyprus High Commission in London (Tel: +44 20 7499 8272), or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Cyprus (Tel. +357 22 401000). They will be able to give you advice on this matter. I understand your concerns and wanting to provide for...
by Nigel Howarth
13 Nov 2007 14:47
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Planning Permission
Replies: 4
Views: 5803

Hi John, 'Under the table' payments are very common here. One thing you need to be aware of is that when you go to the Land Registry to get your Title Deeds, they will assess your Property Transfer Fees based on the market value of your property. This may not be the same as the amount entered on you...
by Nigel Howarth
13 Nov 2007 13:22
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Mike
Replies: 5
Views: 6111

Hello MC and welcome,

I've just read and commented on your other posting. Have you thought about changing your lawyer to someone who would be more proactive in pursuing your case?

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
13 Nov 2007 13:19
Forum: Property Ownership
Topic: Trying to secure title deeds
Replies: 4
Views: 8409

How can a lawyer help?

Hi MC and welcome. I'm sorry to hear of your situation. I know it's of little comfort, but believe me you're not alone. I'm a member of the Cyprus Property Action Group and in the four months we've been running the website, more than 2,000 people have contacted us, expatriate & Cypriot. We're curren...
by Nigel Howarth
13 Nov 2007 12:41
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Planning Permission
Replies: 4
Views: 5803

Hello John & Welcome, If the present owner has extended the footprint of the building, then he should have got planning permission. You could apply for planning permission once you've bought it, but this raises the question as to whether the authorities will grant permission. For example, if it's to...
by Nigel Howarth
12 Nov 2007 21:14
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Good luck...
Replies: 7
Views: 7824

Thanks Paul,

Best regards,
by Nigel Howarth
12 Nov 2007 11:58
Forum: Buying Resale Property
Topic: independent legal advice
Replies: 6
Views: 10124

Re: independent legal advice

... taking "independent legal advice" How would you recommended finding this? I would certainly advise people to use a lawyer in a different area to where they're thinking of buying. There's an independent specialist property law firm in Limassol run by a British lawyer, Louise Zambartas (see: http...
by Nigel Howarth
11 Nov 2007 10:34
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: wanting to buy a property in cyprus
Replies: 1
Views: 3735

Hello cliffyamo and welcome. Paphos is the most popular place with British buyers. The Polis area is growing in popularity, now that an extension to the highway is planned to link it to the rest of the island. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to take independent legal advice . An...
by Nigel Howarth
07 Nov 2007 14:30
Forum: Buying Land
Topic: Is there offer an express option for title transfers?
Replies: 6
Views: 10003

oneness wrote:Do you mind if I post some posts on this topic to the Cyprus Forum? Perhaps they can add something....
No problem - you ca even post a link to this forum if you wish :wink:

Cheers,
by Nigel Howarth
05 Nov 2007 11:17
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Kate
Replies: 1
Views: 3739

Hi Kate, Welcome to the forum - and a belated welcome to Cyprus - and thank you for your best wishes. When we first visited Cyprus back in the early 80s, Paphos was a sleepy little village with an attractive fishing harbour. We almost bought some land there, but thought it was too quiet and too far ...
by Nigel Howarth
05 Nov 2007 11:08
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: Is your communal maintenance charge unfair?
Replies: 7
Views: 9867

oneness wrote:Maybe EU law could have some say on this issue???
I don't believe there are any EU directives on this subject (or if there are, I haven't been able to find them).

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
05 Nov 2007 11:02
Forum: Buying Land
Topic: Is there offer an express option for title transfers?
Replies: 6
Views: 10003

Still, some questions are left wide open : -1- "the measure would only refer to land purchases made by developers" - by "the measure" is the article refering to the tax's imposition or the request to postphone it ... I would guess its the latter but its not clear -2- no indication is provided in th...