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Speedypaul


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12/08/2008 14:16

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Think I already know the answer to this one, but .... Is there ANY way of speeding up the PTP procedure. 26 months and counting, unable to proceed without it and still along way to go with it! The PTP office now has hold music, perhaps it should be a continuous tape of "awaiting the millitary". Comments on wether this is a deliberate ploy by the government or any other related news/views, welcome. Also any up date on the Property complaints office, has anyone heard from them since the loss of the solicitor, Necibe.



wynyardman



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12/08/2008 14:23

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Hi Speedypaul,



Yes I heard from The Property Complaints Office this week. I asked Tugce if she could establish the status of our PTP application. As usual a courteous and prompt response.

She contacted the PTP Office. Our file......wait for it......awaiting a response from the military!



Guess theres still time for an Effes while we wait!



wyn



Speedypaul


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12/08/2008 14:38

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Yes Tugce office is not far away from the PTP office (same building). Dare I ask how long you have been waiting? I will order the pallet of Effes, to keep us going.



Im trying to get a grip on the extent of the problem, which appears to effect most buyers. I assume some must have the PTPs. It would be interesting to hear when they applied and when they were granted, to try and attach some kind of time scales. Perhaps Im trying to establish an order where there is none. Comments welcome.



cyprusishome


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12/08/2008 14:42

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Ours took 28 months!!!!!!



wynyardman



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12/08/2008 15:14

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Speedypaul,



22 months. I have checked with our potential neighbours(assuming we get PTP) and it appears some are still waiting 30 months plus.



Guess that we will have to (sup) that pallet of Effes sparingly! How about a micro brewery?



wyn



Aga Buyers A G


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12/08/2008 15:22

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ah but we have a PTP - 1221/04 - but no-where to build because where our villa was supposed to be at Amaranta is unsafe !!!!!!!!



anyone wanna buy a PTP :0)



xxxxx



Speedypaul


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12/08/2008 16:04

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If it was transferable, I would gladly buy it! Im sure it would be cheaper than the pallet of Effes (although I would proberbly get a pallet to celabrate).



It begs the question WHY? And why the secrecy, they used to annouce approvals via HBPG. Why would they not wish to be paid the tax that becomes payable on completion of the contract quickly? Surely this would be in their interest to speed up the process. And yes, I know this has all been said by the HBPG, who are doing a dam good job raising the profile. I guess Im just one of a growing frustrated masses.



So back to my original question, how do I speed up the process or even test if anything is happening. The answer is I dont. We dont.



PtePike



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12/08/2008 18:43

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Paul,



Go to your estate agent - hope fully it's a TC company - and ask if there is a "fee" you can pay to have your permission fast-tracked. Eight years ago it was 50. It's obviously a backhander for someone, but it meant I could get everything sorted out including title deed and moved in within three months of signing the contract. That's the way of it in Cyprus.



Speedypaul


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12/08/2008 19:03

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Hi PtePike. Unfortunately my Estate agent is no more or at least, however I do get your drift. I will be back out there in September, all being well and will make sure Im carrying a little currancy. Thanks for your input. SpeedyPaul



fire starter


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12/08/2008 20:48

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we visited the ptp office with our application number and asked every month. think they gave it to us just to get rid of us one and for all.



rtddci


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12/08/2008 21:24

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Might work if your Estate Agent actually wants you to get your PTP, otherwise the longer it is, the longer before you find you've been lied to.



Leochad


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12/08/2008 21:41

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Hello



Our solicitor has advised that they have now received out PTP and will charge to deal with this. They say that we can do it ourselves. Has anyone done this and know what is involved?



Cheers



Speedypaul


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13/08/2008 11:17

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Hi Leochard. Not sure how a solicitor can charge you for the PTP? I suspect they mean the completion of the contract now the PTP has been approved? Im happier in the knowledge that at least some people are getting their PTP's.

Regards.



fire starter


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13/08/2008 14:06

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yes we did it ourselves. involves going to pay the stamp duty at tax office in kyrenia, some council tax payment and then dealing with the kochan office. then waiting about 6 weeks (they will say 2 ) but i'd say no chance. if you have a few days to spend running around from office to office it can be done. much more pain free than paying the solicitor again! try to take someone who is a turkish speaker it will help.



doughnuts40


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13/08/2008 16:54

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But didnt you pay your lawyer in order for them to complete the PTP process? I have noticed a lot of lawyers demanding more money in order to get the title deeds transferred into their clients names. This was part of the service promised when the money was paid up front. Complain to the HBPG at once so they know which laywers are charging twice for a job they should bring to a conclusion i.e. Title deed issued. They should only charge extra if your permission is refused and you want to fight the decision.



flossie


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13/08/2008 19:59

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Does anyone know the phone number and or E Mail address of the PTP office?



Thanks



flossie



wynyardman



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13/08/2008 21:08

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Flossie,



Go through The Property Complaints Office.



wyn



The butler


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13/08/2008 21:11

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Hi Flossie,



Don't know email address but they don't answer emails anyway, far too busy??



Telephone no. is 0090 3926111127. Hope this helps.



The Butlers wife



kibrissibel


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13/08/2008 21:14

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Tugce's email at property complaints office is tugci@hotmail.com you can also email Marian Stokes from HBPG at marian@ayza.net someone from HBPG regularly goes to check the PTP's for updates. Did you get a police check from your local police station in UK? Because you will also need this before it can go any further. You can apply for your own PTP at no cost.



Leochad


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13/08/2008 22:02

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Thanks everyone for your help. Will probably give DIY a go.



Cheers.



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