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doughnuts40


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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 08:22

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Has anyone been told that some lawyers are now charging 50 before you can get in to see them? Naomi Mehmet is now charging this even if you have used her services for permission to purchase? So if you want to be kept updated you will have to send an email - Unless they start charging stupid prices to answer these too!



ripoffrock


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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 09:36

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Hey doughnuts40,



Just take your buisness elsewhere, don't encourage them to turn us over!!!!



Pipie


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28/08/2008 10:31

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agree with message 2



PtePike



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28/08/2008 10:37

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That's just playing people for fools, which anyone who pays this is. In the UK, which is the model for the legal system in Cyprus, lawyers have a long standing agreement to charge nothing for a initial half-hour consultation. This is often enough to guide the client about whether they even need a lawyer or can deal with the matter themselves.



A notar is all you need to witness and sign documents and costs a fraction of the cost of a lawyer. You can do most of the legwork yourself for free. Don't be ripped off by these jokers.



newboy


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28/08/2008 11:02

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Well said pikey, couldn't agree more.



Ray



rtddci


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28/08/2008 12:38

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'Unless they start charging stupid prices to answer these (emails) too'



See topic http://www.cyprus44.com/forums/4650.asp



Talat Kursta charging 7.50 - 10 per email.



rtddci


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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 12:39

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Sorry should read Talat Kursat.



Pipie


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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 13:24

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need for posts to say what we can and can't do without a solicitor , has anyone carried out such tasks ?



Tiggy


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28/08/2008 13:31

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If people are not prepared to look up simple ways of getting things done or ask others then the solicitors are waiting in the wings to make money.



PtePike



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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 13:45

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Pipie,



I went from start to finish through the buying process and never used a lawyer. The "work" they do can be done by a notar, i.e. carrying out a search and drawing up a contract. I think it cost me about 300 tops for everything and although that was in 2001 inflation hasn't gone up that much.



Pipie


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28/08/2008 13:59

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ptepike .

Crikey , this sounds good , so have you got deeds yet cause this is our next task , how do i go about this then ? cheers .



PtePike



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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 18:42

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Pipie,



Yes, the contract was subject to getting PTP which came through in about three months (my TC estate agent advised I pay a 50 "fee" to speed things up, which I did). I got the kocan immediately at the tapu after handing out the money to the seller - it was a re-sale. So everything happened pretty fast but that was before the boom and bust. I'd advise contact with a reliable TC estate agent.



windmill


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Message Posted:
28/08/2008 18:48

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Pike,message 4,for once i have to say good post



hector


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28/08/2008 18:55

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I think that (amongst others of course) advocates in NC are feeling the financial pinch. This may well be due to the recession but certainly not helped by their reputation for greed, incompetance and lack of professionalism. It appears that sometimes people get what they want DESPITE their lawyer rather than because of them.

Hector



Pipie


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28/08/2008 18:56

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Thanks for reply ptepike .

We have got Permission to purchase , but as we have bought off plan , we were looking for a way to complete process now as deeds are in sight without the use of a solicitor/advocate , any ideas ?



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