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Susie


Joined: 06/06/2007
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 12:56

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Follow up from earlier posts. Tugce at the PCO (Property Complaints Office)

has advised me that my PTP applied for in April 05 had been granted January 2007. It was only after bombarding my lawyer with e-mails and faxes in October 2007 that lawyer eventually told me permission had been granted.



This was 20 months later!



When we began to realise the problems we faced with the property having been re-mortgaged, i asked lawyer when my permission had been granted and he told me that he 'was not provided with that information'!



One wonders if things might have been different if we had concluded our purchase in January 2006 - which i believe was before the builder re-mortgaged.



I cannot mention the lawyer's name as he has already threatened me with legal action for my earlier post



elko2



Joined: 24/07/2007
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 15:08

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Susie,

I am sure the government does not inform the lawyers when a PTP comes through. The proper thing to do of course is for the government to set up the system and let everybody know what the system is. At the moment it is only "organized chaos", i.e. it is organized to create maximum chaos. Therefore it is not fair to accuse your lawyer for not letting you know in time. He is not in a better position than you are.

ismet



McSteviet



Joined: 11/05/2007
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 15:14

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Ismet,



If the Lawyers are not told when PTP is granted, who is?



Are the applicants? If so how, they cannot write to the TRNC address, as many people do not live there and in some cases I'm sure the building will not even be finished?



I have applied for PTP through my Lawyer and I can't remember if the application had our UK address on it or not. If not, how do I get informed?



MC



cyprusishome


Joined: 31/03/2007
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 15:37

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We found out ours had been accepted from the lists that HBPG used to publish.



We took the prinout and web address to solicitor who was amazed that such info was public knowledge and they were not told.



So not always the fault of solicitor on this topic.



Pipie


Joined: 05/01/2008
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 15:49

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we did the usual follow asking our solicitor , only to be told that we would be informed as and when PTP came through , got fed of asking solicitor , phoned directly to PTP office to be told it had come through months before , now as part of solicitors fees this is what he was paid for , as i sorted out myself was not a happy bunny .



rtddci


Joined: 29/12/2007
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 21:55

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I got fed up with waiting for my estate agent to let me know so I visited the PTP office in Lefkosia when I was over. Eventually got the result earlier this year (refused).



elko2



Joined: 24/07/2007
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Message Posted:
08/08/2008 23:53

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British way: You apply for a passport, they tell you that it will be ready in about 10 days and normally it is ready in 9 days and they do phone you to let you know that it is reday.



Cypriot way: You apply for a passport, they tell you tht it may be rady in two weeks and you will simply have to check from time to time whether it is ready or not. If you are lucky they will let you check it on the phone. In some offices they tell you to check it in person.

Reason: Cypriot civil servants get good pay and therefore they must work harder by answering many querries. If you eliminte all those querries, how will they keep busy? Not fair, they have to work hard to justify their salaries!!!

ismet



flossie


Joined: 01/04/2007
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Message Posted:
09/08/2008 00:06

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Anyone know the telephone number for the PTP office? Do they have an E Mail address?



flossie



elko2



Joined: 24/07/2007
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Message Posted:
09/08/2008 00:22

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For PTP please phone 611 1143 and 611 1127 or with the fıll code it shpuld read:

+90 392 611 1143 and +90 392 611 1127.



I suggest you forget the e.mail option. I mean they like to work hard and to help you but to expect them to reply to an e.mail is rather cheeky

ismet



kibrissibel


Joined: 18/02/2008
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Message Posted:
09/08/2008 18:14

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You can contact Marian Stokes at HBPG to check on your PTP. Someone from HBPG regularly goes to the office to get updates. You can apply for your PTP yourself and avoid the 500-1000 lawyers fees for doing it! You will need a police check from your local force in UK for this also.



HBPG website is: http://www.hbpg-trnc.net/



Sibel



doughnuts40


Joined: 27/07/2008
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Message Posted:
10/08/2008 09:31

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It is a lawyers job to ensure they know when the PTP's have been granted. If anyone can get this information as suggested above then surely the lawyers should have employed someone specifically for this job. That way they WOULD have known when the PTP was granted. They have all milked this system - charging between 1000 - 1250 per person - for what? A template contract? Dont tell me they could not have paid a local salary of around 600 pcm (if their generous of course) to employ their own runaround for PTP's. The Government workers are a nightmare but at the end of the day they are obliged to give this information and its a lawyers job to ensure he/she gets it. Susie you are quite right to be mad. You paid for a job and got nothing in return.



PtePike



Joined: 20/05/2008
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Message Posted:
10/08/2008 10:35

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rtddci: "...I visited the PTP office in Lefkosia..."



You went to the office on the Greek side?



sparimandarni


Joined: 01/08/2008
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Message Posted:
10/08/2008 11:03

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My solicitors not even asked for a local police report from me in respect of my ptp application.



I better get onto him.......



rtddci


Joined: 29/12/2007
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Message Posted:
10/08/2008 20:38

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PP

No, TC side.



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