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Speedypaul


Joined: 28/03/2008
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Message Posted:
31/03/2008 16:36

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i bought back early in 2006. The villa is still not complete, but after last weeks visit I am alot more hopeful. I appreciate alot of people will be visiting and paying there stamp duty, if Im repeating/going over old ground please skip this post. I visited last week to pay my stamp duty. I stayed in "The Ship" just outside Girne (Kyrenia) and can well recommend it. I was assisted by Marion Stokes (whom I cant thank enough). In a nut shell, this is what happended:-

1. Went to Solicitor to get original CONTRACT OF SALE. Dont be scared to do this, its your contract not theres.

2. Went to tax office (not far away) queued for an hour and paid stamp duty at 0.5%. TAKE A COPY OF THE SALE OF CONTRACT and of course the cash.

3. We then went to the Lefkosa (Nicosia) to get the site plan stamped. Here I visited the PCO and then the Ministry (to check on my PTP), The stamp cost 10 YTL.

4. I was now ready to do the land registry, but as the above takes a morning and the land registry does not open in the afternoon (Was working on Winter time at time of visit), called it a day, returned to the ship and enjoyed a rather nice couple of beers in the sunshire.

5. The following day I was at the Land registry office in Kyrenia at 7.30am. This was a mistake as the queue had been forming long before that and only the first 30 get in. Next day saw me there at 5.30am and I was 14th in the queue. By 11.00 the deed was done. I needed:

5.1 Original and photo copy of Contract of Sale

5.2 Site Plan (Tapu signed) + copy

5.3 Architectual plans (mine where with the CofS).

5.4 A copy of your passport (nearly forgot this one)

Different registrations may need different documentation, but this was all I need, plus the cash 44.5 YTL of course.

The completed registration can be picked up after a week at the same office. Budget this into your visit or get a nominated person to pick it up for you. Fingers x and mine as at this time of posting still are, that it is returned free of any problems. Many thanks to Marion Stokes (as helpful in the flesh as is on email) and Stevie D, who kindly offered to pick up my registration.

An overall summary of the visit was to me a reminder of how beautiful the place is, if you havnt seen St Hilarion Castle (on the road out into the mountains from Kyrenia), put it on the list and how friendly and helpful everyone is.



whitemad


Joined: 26/05/2007
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Message Posted:
31/03/2008 21:18

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This is very helpful. My hubby is going over to do the registration on Wednesday. Does he need to be there for 5.30am?? Also I don't understand completed registration can be picked up a week later - is this not done on the day??



lobylud


Joined: 14/10/2007
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Message Posted:
01/04/2008 00:13

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Met up with Speedypaul in the queue and he was really helpful and a nice chap as well.

We got there at 5.45 am and we were 17th in the queue, don't forget on our day only 30 tickets were issued, everybody else didn't get a ticket.

Unofficial pre-tickets kept our queue in order, also well helped by Stevie D, who looked like he'd worked the doors in his time, so no pushing there.

We were five hours waiting and then found that Sweetwater bay came under Magusa district so had to drive over there next day but no queue's there and did it in ten minutes (cost less as well, saved over 300)

In Girne you pick it up somedays later, in Magusa it's done there and then.

Lobylud.



McSteviet



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Message Posted:
01/04/2008 09:29

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I registered my contract about 3 weeks ago in Girne and although we had to wait around a while, everyone who had a ticket for the day in question, got their registration forms back during that morning.



Others that were seen, who were not part of the first 30, were told to either come back the following day, or that the office would phone them to tell them when to come back.



We arrived at 8-15am (were not in the first 30) and was done by 11am.



MC



Speedypaul


Joined: 28/03/2008
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Message Posted:
01/04/2008 11:33

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Hi Loby Lud, Very glad you got sorted in the end. Think Steve set the positive mood for that morning, I should hear today how my application went.



Whitemad - I might have hit the office at an exceptional busy time, but only 30 applicants were allowed, please bear this in mind, especially if youve left the visit late into your stay. With the demand, we were asked to return to pick up the applications the following week (I expected I could have mine the same day and was a little dis-appointed by this).



Living on Mars


Joined: 29/02/2008
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Message Posted:
03/04/2008 18:44

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Hi everyone ...



I think I must have been there on the same day as lobylud. A big scottish fella by the name of Steve kept everyone in order, and a lovely lady in a grey cardie (bless her), was issuing her own set of unofficial numbered pieces of paper. The whole thing went really well.



I went back a week later ... and "lo and behold", I was able to collect my reciept with no impediments. If I was not told anything, can I safely assume that we do not have any impediments on the land, as rumour had it there was - but the TAPU gave us the reciept and said everything was okay ????



Speedypaul


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07/04/2008 16:04

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Contacted Steve on Friday and he has obtained both his and my Land registry, free of any problems, nice one Steve, many thanks. To conclude, the stamp registry is not hard, but is time consuming and does test the nerve. One of the benefits that hasnt been mentioned, not to mention saving your hard earned cash from the money hungry solicitors, is the commerardary and the support given by all the Brits out there. I learned more in that one week than I ever could by internet and calls. Many people are just paying the solicitor to do the deed and thats fine if theres really no alternative, but I enjoyed the meeting of people in the same boat. It renewed my faith in human nature, people helping people, not because they had to or there was some gain, but because they actually just wanted to help.



lobylud


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Message Posted:
07/04/2008 20:00

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Well said Paul couldn't agree with you more.

By the way LoM though she didn't start the unofficial tickets off, the lovely lady in the grey cardie was the lovely Mrs Lobylud.

She appreciated your nice compliment.

Loby



Speedypaul


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Message Posted:
07/04/2008 23:43

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Top lady, it was nice to met her as it it was you all. It proves that when a good group of people come together, they can become a unit working together. Its not something seen oftain in civi street and perhaps something we may have mislayed here over the years. Its certainly adjusted my way of thinking. Worth the 300 quid saving and the early start!



wynyardman



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Message Posted:
08/04/2008

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Hi Speedypaul,



Spot on mate! Marion is 100% without regard for her own situation. Once you have been helped by her, you know that there is a better world out there.



I for one, will be forever grateful.



wynyardman



stevie-d



Joined: 13/07/2007
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Message Posted:
08/04/2008 17:43

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Hi Stevie-d here, yes the day I went with speedypaul things went well and as planned, met a lot of nice people that day believe it or not i enjoyed the whole thing working as a team. yes did work on a few doors when I was a lot younger and fitter and had more hair,grow old and be happy that`s my motto.

stevie-d



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