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twaddle


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A friend of mine is in the process of purchasing an apartment in Catalkoy. Within the draft of the contract it states that it will cost them 1500TL for the installation of a water meter. Now to me that seems extremely expensive / a total rip off. I bought my villa in Karsiyaka 2 years ago and paid 143 Sterling for my water meter. Can anyone confirm whether the price being quoted is about right or should representations be made?.

Thanks, Andy



Mindy



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21/01/2009 20:35

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I think this is very high also, prices do vary but I believe normally they cost up to 250ish Sterling, ours was included in with electric connection, I would have thought it would be cheaper being an apartment



Geoff1131


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21/01/2009 20:40

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Does it have to be fitted by the biulder? i have a new unused water meter and can fit it for you for 150 if thats any good to you.



sassycypgirl


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I have also been told that the cost for a water meter is now 1500ytl



We are waiting for our water supply to be connected shortly. So will be

able to confirm.



Methinks just another rip off charge for the expats as I dont see locals

paying that sort of money out.



Sassy



Jayne


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22/01/2009 08:49

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Where I work, we have just fitted water meters to each of our apartments and they cost 275 YTL. Where I live, we paid 350 YTL.

The amount you have been quoted is dreadful!



clarets



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22/01/2009 09:37

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I have a villa in Esentepe and I paid 110 at the beladeye for the meter and it was fitted 10 minutes later.



twaddle


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Thanks all, I will let them know. Geoff, I may get back to you with regard to that meter. Andy



kavenkoy


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22/01/2009 09:45

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some times the charge is high and goes in the name "water meter" when really its the total cost ,ie bringing pipes from main road to site etc and then connection with water meter .



we had similar problem in alsancak 18mths ago ,the charge then i think was 1000ytl ,the meter was included but the bulk of the charge was for developer and councils connection and ground work .



kav



helot



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22/01/2009 13:48

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you can buy a new water meter and fitt it to your existing pipework which your builder would have installed in your appt, this will cost 35 Ytl from Teksat which is what the municipality fitt Tell Ahmed 0533 847 5523 who is the agent for north cyprus



sassycypgirl


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Hi Kav



Our developer has put in the pipe work from an established water supply connection about 150 - 200 yrds away.



No work done by the council.



Should we challange this charge?



Sassy



kavenkoy


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sassy



is there a price in your contract ?or is it vague and he supposed to supply pipewrok and you pay just for the meter?



i only know story of our site as a local befreinded chap in the know said he would sort it out locally ,and couldnt .



kav



magicart


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Hi just paid 250 lire for a fitted meter in Esentepe.



scoobydoo


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Hi, We have just had a house built in Catalkoy and seemingly the Catalkoy Belediye (for water) now comes under the reins of the Girne Belediye and that is where the set charge of 1548TL is coming from. We had a meter fitted 6 days ago. We actually asked a local friend to inquire and he was being charged the same. Also Ozankoy are about to be taken over by Girne Belediye and they apparently will also be charging the same. We had a shock because if we had fitted our meter before December it would have been about 500ytl.



sassycypgirl


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Kav



In answer to your question oura contract says just meter charge.



I think message 13 says it all



Sassy



sylvie


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yes, locals are paying the same amount - i can assure you - my husband is TC and to have a water meter installed the price is 1500TL - you still have the choice of buying water and fill up your tank if you arenot a permanent resident -



Yvonne



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Hi, I have been quoted 700 to have both my water and electricity meter to be installed. Am I being ripped of?

Y



sassycypgirl


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Hi



I have also been to the Catalkoy belediyse today and they have said that

the charge is now 1548ytl



I think that this amount has to include the builders costs which if so is

wrong. Why are other areas paying less?



Yvonne to your question



Electricity is 895ytl

Water 1548 ytl



Sassy



Stingray


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Iain



Does your water supply work or do you need electric for pumps.



Ray



deecyprus4


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I have recently paid 895lira for the electricity to go in my name and the reason they charge so much is becos they get ripped off by the brits who leave outstanding bills when they are not going to return.....sad but true, a few make it bad for the rest.



AndyLynnW


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26/01/2009 22:13

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Hi, the meter is supplied but a deposit is charged which you get back when you move.The cost is 1548 YTL. Even if you fit a meter yourself or a builder does it, when you go to register it you will have to pay the deposit still. Have had to bite the bullet and pay it !!



Yvonne



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Thanks Sassy - seems like I'm getting a good deal!

Y



clarets



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Hi Ray,not tried it yet,as I have no white goods etc installed.Will give it a go next week,hopefully,Iain



maybemike


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mess 20 get it back when you leave rofl,i think it a case of turn the lights out when you leave.













maybe



Stingray


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Hi Iain



I'l be in Cyprus from 5th Feb



Maybe meet for coffee?



sylvie


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03/02/2009 15:22

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i don't think so in august 08 they told us that to get a water meter was 1550 TL so, no regret - it wasn't 500 TL



liz w



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we had our meter installed in August and it cost 1300 ytl and we had been told six weeks earlier that it would be about 400 to 500ytl. also the electricity had jumped up from approx 800 to 1100 ytl in the same period . that was in Alsancak.



Liz



scoobydoo


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ref message 20. Absolutely correct some of the charge is a deposit but it is still alot of money and our builder did most of the work all the belediye does is fit the meter and still they charge 1548tl. At least it is not just the brits being charged this and it is not just the brits not paying the bills the biggest culprits apparently are the belediye offices.



Stewart


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Regarding the prices for both Electric and water meters....suppose you all realise that there is a BIG price diff between the price charged for a local and "others"......if the developer buys and installs it, the cost is about 150...else you will pay the sky high price.

( once installed the developer can then transfer it into your name ( a 30min job ))

am stating from experiance, not hearsay



scoobydoo


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i am not sure about the electric but as i said in message 13 we had a local friend ring up the catalkoy muhtar and find out the price and he was quoted the same as we were 1548 tl for a new water meter



sassycypgirl


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05/02/2009 07:29

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Stewart



Our builder has also been quoted 1548ytl for water meter and connection



Do you mean that for example a Turk Cyp builder will be charged less and

a Turk mainland builder would be charged the higher rate?



Our friend who is a Turk Cyp also rang Catalkoy Belediye and was

quoted 1548ytl.



If you are getting it cheaper can you tell us how we can do the same?



Sassy



bankadan


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05/02/2009 08:24

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a friend had one of the new digital water meters fitted last year (bellapais), they removed the old one to upgrade to this, he had no choice in the matter and paid 500 TL. So, does this mean now that even if you have a meter in areas stated that you have to now have it upgraded and pay the 1548 TL for it changing?



scoobydoo


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I used to live in Bellapais and it is one of the first areas to try out the new meters you are talking about. With these meters you have to buy the water first from the Muhtars office before it is released into your tanks and I was told that this is the way all meters will be by the end of 2009. Having just moved to Catalkoy and had a new meter fitted for 1548 ytl, I was surprised to find it is not one of these so called 'new' meters and I can honestly say that we are happy with this as we had a lot of teething problems with the new meters so I guess this is why they are not quite as wide spread as predicted. Apparently they are also in Lefkosa but what will happen in the future is anyone's guess



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