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jamestalbot


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Message Posted:
23/02/2010 08:33

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Can antone suggest a good solicitor you can trust



JohnBey


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23/02/2010 08:41

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Naomi Mehmet comes highly recommended.......see details at the top of this page. Having tried several other advocates Naomi is by far the best.



Groucho



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23/02/2010 08:49

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Please bear in mind, there are no solicitors in the TRNC. Lawyers a plenty but it's not the same thing and many fall foul of the Lawyer's lack of accountability which in theory should exist but in practise, is non-existent.



mickb


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23/02/2010 15:03

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Peyman Erginel has been very professional with our purchase. I would highly recommend her firm.



flightholiday


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23/02/2010 15:11

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James



1] As Groucho said no such thing it is an advokat



2] Some lawyers specialise so it might be wise to ask for what you want



3] The staff in an office can change so none of us are likely to know the current quality.



4] Trust is a difficult word because there is a] advice b] honesty c] personality d] value for money e] etc etc



There is one well respected member of this board who's wife is an Advokat and to me they make a good team that feels from my small experience honest and reliable. Email off board Ismet - Elko2 and see what you feel when you have talked with him



NoveltyBubble


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23/02/2010 15:17

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Eylem Sakir and Akan Gurkan from the firm Gurkan & Gurkan are both trustworthy and efficient.



They have offices in Kyrenia and their contact details are on http://www.gurkanandgurkan.com



NB



barnaclebill


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23/02/2010 15:31

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Naomi Mehmet IMHO is the best advocate in the North .We have used her services many times and have not once been dissapointed with the service her firm provides.

Check her website;www.nmplegal.com



clayton


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Message Posted:
23/02/2010 15:36

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naiomi mehmet



nostradamus


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23/02/2010 15:42

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I would not be prepared to recommend Gurkan and Gurkan - they are possibly the slowest firm of advocates in the TRNC! Ms Eylem did some work on the winding up of an estate for me and, apart from giving me all the wrong documents, decided to close the file after about 4 months for no apparent reason. They told me it would take 3/4 months to finalise the work - I'm still waiting nearly 4 years later! It would be a cold day in hell before I would use them again.



Groucho



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23/02/2010 18:30

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Never heard a bad word about Naomi Mehmet... unlike loads of others!



Mrs Elko i.e. Mrs Ustuner must be Famagusta (G Magusa) based I guess but I'm sure she too is top hole



laptagal


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23/02/2010 18:40

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We used Naomi Mehmet for our house purches - no problems and very good service



Oleander


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23/02/2010 18:59

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If it's for a property transaction and you have a clean title save a fortune and use a notar.



Tenakoutou



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23/02/2010 19:22

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Since a 'Contract of Sale' doesn't appear to be worth 'jack sh!t' when it is violated by the (local) vendor, why would anyone either want, or need, to employ the services of a ' rip-off lawyer', when all it takes is a 'Noter' (Notary)?



nilmoney


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Message Posted:
23/02/2010 19:28

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Your not wrong!!



Rhodesian


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23/02/2010 19:56

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Dolun Ustuner of Famagusta. This is 'Mrs Elko2'. She and Ismet are a fantastic couple, but she only works Famagusta District. Can't recommend them highly enough. If your problem is not in their district, drop a line to Ismet and ask him for suggestions.



Aga Buyers A G


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23/02/2010 20:29

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Regarding one advocate mentioned on here - only use them if you want to buy a property belonging to someone else - the someone else to who they sold it in the first place :0/



ABAG

http://latchfords.spaces.live.com



cyprusishome


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23/02/2010 20:55

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Take the advice of the bar association and do not touch any alleged advocate in Girne. Go to Lefkosa or Gazi Magusa.



The ones in Girne are all in each others pockets and those of the builders. Certainly 2 named above have some doubtful reputations once things step away from the norm.



If you want unbiased view contact Home Buyers Pressure Group as to the direction you should go in



WAZ-24-7



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23/02/2010 21:07

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Be extremely carefull. Particularly if it is property purchase. The current legal and political climate offer no reasurance whatsoever to any property in the TRNC.



Advocates in the TRNC are a million miles apart from Solicitors found in UK.

There is very little duty of care or accountability.

Buyer be ware, ask, check, re-check, investigate, take nothing for granted and pay no money up front. Pay only for work done and agreed. Pay for finite results and be prepared to negotiate particularly in the current and challenging market.

Everything must be written down and recorded, even the simplest of instructions should be in writting and categorically answered.

If you are unfortunate enough to have to resort to litigation then be prepared to spend a lot with little prospect of sucess. Be very very secure in your own mind first.



karakum5c



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23/02/2010 22:54

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I think we should all tape everything..................saying that they would probably still deny the next day it was them even with a recording of the conversation.



DutchCrusader



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23/02/2010 23:04

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RE msg 17, cyprusishome: VERY, VERY GOOD advise. I only wish I had read it some five years ago. It would have saved me a lot of stress. A LOT. It is dangerous or even forbidden (?) to name lawyers you are dissatisfied with - but I think this is allowed: DON'T GO FIND A LAWYER IN GIRNE/KYRENIA. I changed my lawyer (much too late) and found "a tiger" in Nicosia (thanks again for the tip F.!). I'll be pleased to mail you her name if you want to change/need a lawyer. In that case mail me at hansdoeleman@allcrusades.com .

BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL - YOU MAY BE VERY SORRY FOR A WRONG CHOICE.



mickb


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Message Posted:
24/02/2010 09:26

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why dont the AGA buyers group just mention the name, surely people have a right to know.



Aga Buyers A G


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Message Posted:
24/02/2010 09:32

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If you read thru the blog - you will see the name mentioned on a regular basis



ABAG

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elko2



Joined: 24/07/2007
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24/02/2010 10:19

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Problem in a nutshell: "We used xyz for our house purches - no problems and very good service". The "xyz" mentioned can be any lawyer and a problem can arise any time until you have the title deeds. Unless you have the title deeds its too early to make such statements.

No matter who your lawyer is here is a list of pitfalls:

1. Make sure you do not pay just more than a nominal deposit until your contract is registered with the land Registry Office free of any mortgages. That automatically means that the owner of the land is party to the sale contract.

2. Make sure the payment stages is tied down to the progress of the works and not to a certain timetable.

3. Make sure the last payment held is big enough and is linked to the ability of the vendor to deliver the full title deeds. Otherwise there is no incentive for him to spend more money and complete the formalities. Indeed it may be to the advantage of the vendor not to issue the title deeds and try to earn more money from the site management.

ismet



jamestalbot


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Message Posted:
24/02/2010 11:16

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Thanks to all so far for your advice, Ismet I am buying a resale and planning to use Naomi Mehmet & Partners any comments?



Aga Buyers A G


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24/02/2010 11:23

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Only what she says on the question & answer session which can be seen here



http://latchfords.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!AED4FE7679CA3C33!2341.entry





ABAG

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wings


Joined: 25/06/2010
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Message Posted:
22/07/2010 13:24

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We used one of the recommended lawyers on this board when we could not get our house finished. The Lawyer in question is known and respected. We paid 1500 because the contract was rewritten and signed by the builder. The infrastructure is incomplete only because the pavements aren't finished and the street lights aren't working. This is year 5. An additional problem is the builder passed the boundaries into a small part of "green land" territory building an extra house and 2 pools extra for a greedy British Millionaire resulting in an enquiry. For a lawyer go somewhere else than Girne.



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