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trueshrimp11


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as anyone bought property out in north cyprus without any hassle or set backs



andre514


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please give us all a break



TRNCvictim


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andre514



The Happy Clappy, Rose Tinted Brigade will be around soon!



eager


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zzzzzzzzzzzz



blade


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In answer to the question yes we have. I am not one of the rose tinted glasses mob either.



Older village house needing renovation, pre 74 Turkish title, both of us are Brits.

Previous ownership since 1980 : Brit & Bulgarian / Bulgarian/ Brit/ now us.

Checked title in the Roc, purchased on contract, PTP was around 18 months.all went well no probs to report. No nasty suprises.

Used Gurkan & Gurkan solicitors in Girne.



Anything else you need to know?



kavenkoy


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11/03/2012 13:38

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Yes bought off plan in 2005 ,trouble free and sold in jan 2012 again trouble free.



We used boray estates to buy and sell

Would highly recommend their servivces (chat to Sarah)



You after a house or apartment?



Ps some doom and gloom story tellers on here who left their brains on the plane and handed cash over.......oh wait for the slagging off now ,tick tock,tick tock



Kav



PoshinDevon


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kavenkoy - The doom merchants have already hijacked the thread!



Supersnooper


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bought in 2002, PTP in 6 months and title deeds in name 4 months later... then I became aware that if the titleholder had been less honest I could have ended up like thousands of others. Your transaction is not protected in law and during the gap between paying for the property and the issuing of deeds you are extremely vulnerable. If things go wrong your "lawyer" does not have a duty of care but instead will start his/her legal fees taxi meter going as they pretend to win an enforceable decision in your favour. But, if you criticise them you might discover that they can even get you deported for telling the truth about them



trueshrimp11


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thanks all your replys regarding positive buys, i have read them once and will go over your comments again.



kav

received your e - mail , i will be in touch via e -mail



Temomed


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11/03/2012 14:57

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Bought in 2003, very happy.



martinD41


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Rented in 2008... ecstatically Happy..



p4aul


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For what it is worth, and speaking as a builder in the UK with 38 years of experience, I can honestly say that I have not had one problem from start to finish, thatís not being self-righteous, thatís how it is.







Purchased the land, despite being told at the time by numerous ďestate agentsĒ you will never get a builder here to build a one off!!! You must buy off plan, itís the only way.







Found a very good, reliable builder, looked at his previous projects and liked what I seen.







This was after looking around and seeing some absolute crap, built by people who clearly had no idea about construction; it was good to finally find a proper builder, who had followed the same trade as me in Australia knew what he was talking about and actually cared about his work, and what he was providing for his clients.







Had the plans drawn up, and very detailed specification of what was included and what would be extras.







Instructed the builder, who just got on with the j



p4aul


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who just got on with the job, my instruction to him was if he thought something needed to be alerted during construction, just do it, after all, he does it for a living and has the experience, its all about trust, either you are going to trust your builder, or there is no point working together, itís a partnership and we didnít waste our money on one of those useless client-builder contracts, where everyone asks, the build is late, do I sue the builder and upset him and never have my villa built.







Build completed, Kochan received, villa registered on the title, all done by the builder, who was it: Sydney Construction, Zafer, probably the best builder on the island, but thatís just my opinion.



http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii20/villazafer/?albumview=slideshow



Bradus


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Trueshrimp11,



You will most certainly have a positive experience and a sound purchase if you follow the TRNC Governments advice and do not enter a contractual agreement until you have PTP. Then you can arrange to exchange monies owed, on simultaneous exchange of deeds. Anything that leaves a window open, puts you at risk of incurring the builders/sellers debts.



There is no point in simply looking at positives and negatives. Nearly all followed the same procedure and some won and some lost. Pure luck. I know, I have spent lots of time trying to fathom out what some might have done differently to others.There is no common thread.Often the same recommended advocate and developer were used and in some cases even within the same development, there were winners and losers.



Follow the above and you won't lose money. PTP is supposedly only taking 3 months so there is no reason why you can't purchase as suggested. Guarantees are better than a flip of a coin.



mozgor



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11/03/2012 15:53

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Hi - yes we've bought without any hassles at all and got our tapu 18 months after we bought which is great.



trueshrimp11


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please keep your comments coming in i am still reading.



Woodspeckie


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trueshrimp11 you got a lot of answers on your id trueshrimp did you not get enough info there?



cypbb


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We came over brought some land, appointed a builder to build, villa was built in 12 months, kocan and property on the kocan all completed witin 2 years, ptp 5 months...all done and dusted...



Now though i have to say that we are suffering from blown plaster and damp...think this was due to our cleaner at the time very good at cleaning windows and shutters leaving the hose running, also another bugbare of mine is the state of the marble floors....always look dirty and as if stuff has been spilt on them. We have had them polished and looks great for a week two at most the reverts back dull again....any ideas?



Sandford


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Msg 18:



How true. Perhaps next month he will post as "regularshrimp12".................



trueshrimp11


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woodspeckie.



the question i put on before was a different one, to one at top of this page and the answers i got back were all negative about buying in north cyprus 90 % of negative , they blamed estate agents / solictors and builders in the end the web site with drew my name.

the feed back i getting now is different bacause the question is different.



Sandford


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11/03/2012 18:27

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shrimper, msg 20:



As is your ID name, age, location and given occupation. As a result, don't be too surprised.



P



Woodspeckie


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msg 220. So you admit to having a double id? you couldn't believe the negative answers so changed your question.



Mindy



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Paul



your home is fantastic, you must be very proud of what you have accomplished, well done to you. I am in love with it, think I saw your house on Owners direct site. Maybe wrong.



kavenkoy


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Message 22



Maybe you dig to deep? May be the thread became like many a negative off load from all the hijackers that have had bad experiences ,and are life's victims not the TRNCs victims.



Kav



TRNCvictim


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11/03/2012 21:01

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kavenkoy (mess 22)



This thread was not hijacked! It asked about property in the TRNC! it seems strange that the people who only want to hear the good, have double id's?



You know nothing about me! other than I have experienced enough in the TRNC to make me a Victim! I am not the only one, there are hundreds, I do know many are happy, and for them long may they remain so, but if you, for one minute think that the TRNC unrecognised as it is, is a bed of roses, you must walk around with your eyes wide shut!



Just for the record PoshinDevon I wish you all the best, but please don't sent me anymore personal E Mails, anything you have to say, this board is the place to say it, I will continue to tell the truth from where I stand, along with the hundreds whose roulette wheel bounced onto the wrong colour! and some who's didn't, but still have enough decency to try to stop anyone from ending up with nothing!



p4aul


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Hi Mindy,



Thanks for your comments, we are very pleased with our villa, but as has been mentioned in this thread, there is no ďscienceĒ to buying in North Cyprus, we were one of the lucky ones, we found a fantastic plot, and a very professional builder, who looked after us and done everything he could to provide us with a lovely villa, Zafer from Sydney Construction.



It was on Owners, we still have some dates if anyone is looking to rent a villa for holidays, let me know.



Paul



kavenkoy


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Message 25



I don't know you ,why would I?



I'm not sure you're comments are aimed at me ?if so I don't know why as I have not aimed any reply at you?



Unless you are one of the bitter buyers that are life's victims,or the one that left their brains on the plane and handed over their cash? That was my message 6



Or may be I'm one you are getting at as a rose tinted brigade?



Kav



astro941


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12/03/2012 08:05

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trueshripm11,



http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=51718535#post51718535



same old here then N v S and lucky and unlucky. Toss a coin then.



PoshinDevon


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12/03/2012 09:12

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TRNC Victim Re msg 25 - Read the very first posting msg 1



"as anyone bought property out in north cyprus without any hassle or set backs"



When we asked for feedback last year on property purchase the first post contained a large amount of negative comments which we took on board and used to help us make a balanced decision. We then posted a second time asking specifically for feedback from those who purchased and had a positive experience - we also said thank you to the negative posters for their input. Not surprisingly the same few negative posters including yourself could not resist coming on the forum and hijacking the thread again. Fortunately we received many positive replies on the forum and via our personal email.



Re posting direct to your email - I felt it was time to take our discussion off board as I had said all I wanted on the forum and thought it sensible we discuss direct - if you do not want to take part in rational discussion then suggest you remove your email



Sandford


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Poshin Devon



Damned if you do and damned if you don't..............



You at least kept your sole ID when re-posting, which I agree, I thought was open to everyone, even those who wished to 'refine' their question to filter out some of the constant negativity. I do not think the 'shrimper' had the same genuine intent, however, IMHO.



That alternative picnic is becoming even more appealing!!!!



Woodspeckie


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Has the shrimp gone out to sea? the double or more id's are quite easy to detect, some post the same questions with different id check chriswife and buffyvento for example, both Teachers but write the same no capital letters full stops etc.,



Sandford


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Poor old Alan the shrimper, give him a break. He has two jobs as a maintenance fitter and an engineer to hold down, as well as a degree of uncertainty over his age. Apart from being banned in an earlier identity, why create a new one and keep the same email address, which the mods are bound to discover. Takes all sorts I guess.



PoshinDevon


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Msg 30/32 - Agree shrimpers mistake is his sudden change of id and details which has not helped his cause...however he did in his own way ask only for feedback in this thread from those who had bought without hassle or setbacks. I did the same months ago when our first request for feedback received a majority of negative responses which we did take on board and they were of a great help in identifying the pitfalls, I re-posted a couple of weeks later and asked again specifically for positive feedback only to see if I could get a balanced view...unfortunately despite my polite request the same names with the same negativity hijacked the thread again. The good thing was a lot of positive people did post and email direct offering advice and help.



The alternative picnic is is appealing!!



TRNCvictim


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PoshinDevon



Why don't you spend your energy in getting your DEEDS instead of worrying about negative past victims on this board?



Enjoy your alternative picnic



Sandford


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Victim



You and I both have a life, I suggest we both get on with them without let or hindrance from the other.



Thank you for your comments zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz





PoshinDevon


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Victim - Thanks for your positive and helpful comments. I can assure you I am not in the least bit worried about any negative past victims on this board.



I think we have both made a contribution to this thread and interesting as it has been, I shall now get on and use my energy to enjoy our time in our property and of course the beautiful TRNC.



brother



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Msg.13: What a lovely place you now have - I love the pictures and how they are so natural in that, like the most of us, the dust pan and brush is always conveniently placed in the kitchen



Have you ever considered renting it out to holiday makers?



kaiserphil


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Have to agree with Brother - the house looks beautiful.



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Publish your properties for free on http://www.101evler.com/index.php?lang=en



p4aul


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Hi brother & kaiserphil, thanks for the comments, we are pleased and it just goes to show that there are some success stories in North Cyprus.



TRNCvictim


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Oh P4aul, you can publish your property for 4free! 25 beautiful homes in the TRNC 4Sale!



Sandford


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Here we go zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



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Also check out http://www.101evler.com/index.php?lang=en



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