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scooby



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Hi,I am new to this and any forum to be quite honest.I am wanting to talk to other purchasers on this Sante-Fe site.We are starting to get concerned whether our apartment is ever going to be completed.Any feed-back of your experiences with late completions would be appreciated.



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Hi and welcome to Cyprus44. Do a google custom search (top of page) and type in Sana Fe. Lots of posts concerning this company can be found there.



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i think you might be in luck......



Spoke to Mustaffa in the pub last week and he reccons it should be all completed in 3 weeks time....





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Hi scooby you may find this link helpful - http://www.cyprus44.com/forums/8992.asp



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Hi Scooby

I posted the message that Cooper has linked to. This development is at the top of my road. I have no idea of when it will be completed and I don't know when it is supposed to be completed but if I can help you at all or if you would like any photos taken, etc, then please let me know. There was quite a lot of work going on until Ramadan (Oct/Nov) but not much has happened since then and the workers that were living on site have left. Last week a JCB turned up and they have dug a huge trench all the way around the various blocks which I assume is for the waste pipes. Most of the blocks (with the exception of the 3 nearest the road) have windows in and kitchen cupboards and wardrobes, some are still having internal tiling done.

If you would like any photos let me know which block you have bought in and I will email them to you.

Jo



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This is a great help.Our apartment is H1.A ground floor apartment.Some photos would be very much appreciated.As you enter the site ours is the first ground floor one that is directly facing the mountains.Thanks again.



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That sounds a bit soon.Great if that's the case.We were expecting it to be completed around March 09.



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Hi Jo,I didnt give you my e-mail address.If you could send any photos that would be fantastic. sheridamatthew@hotmail.com



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No problem Scooby I'll probably pop up there tomorrow.

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Sorry I meant to ask if your apartment is on the left or right of the block as you look at it (with the mountains behind you).



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Jo,

I'ts on the right.Do you know if the swimming pool has been tiled yet?.Thanks ever so much again.



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Nick regarding message 3.Does Mustaffa work for Sante-Fe?.And are you joking becuase I dont want to get my hopes all raised and all that.



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Scooby, bless you - remind me to give you a hug when we meet !







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Hi Scooby

I am another Santa Fe customer who is waiting for my flat to be finished...but at another site...Edremit Heights....today I visited three sites but not yours....where is it? How do I find it?

Feel free to email me if you like

augusta_no@hotmail.com



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Hi Augusta,good to here from you.Our site is near the club Simena Hotel,It was opposite Chiswick Estates when we went there in 06.It must be nice being in your shoes being able to go down the road and check on progress.Any feedback would be great,Thanks.



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Scooby the pool hasn't been tiled yet.

Augusta, the site is opposite Tolga's Bar which is just past Club Simena on the right.



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Scooby you have mail.



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joandjelly

cheers chuck,youve got mail back.



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We have bought B1 ground floor. I was told last week that we are looking at July completion. I don`t think it will e but do think it will now be this year sometime. Have friends on Edmerit Heights who`s apartment is now ready to snag. Hassan at Sante Fe has told me men are now on site.

Can anybody confirm this.

JoandJelly- Would apprecaite some photo`s if this is poss. Is poss let me know and i will email whoch is mine. TA



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Hi Guys sorry I haven't been able to get photos yet because I was in UK and have had horrid cold and sore throat since I got back.



I definitely haven't seen workmen on site though apart from the one guy who was doing the woodwork but it looks like all the internal doors have now been done.



Concept2 if my memory serves me correctly then I believe your block was one of the first completed including all external doors and all the apartments are locked so I would only be able to get external pics.



I promise I will try and sort pictures soon!



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Hi Jo, we would really appreciate any photo's and information about this site.Thanks for staying in touch.

Hope your cold clears up soon,I'm sure the sunshine will help.



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Hi am new too.

I have apartment B1 ground floor. I have been told July 09 for completion. I don`t think it will be but do now think it will be possible for completion this year. Hassan from Sante Fe told me last week men are now on site. Would appreciate any piccies. I have some friends visiting Edmerit Height next month to snag and will check out Citrus Gardens aswell.



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Hi there - my company is building these apartments for Santa Fe. We will also be undertaking the initial management. If there is anything that any of you need to know please contact me directly at: ersemyap@mynet.com



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Hi Celal, Hi Jo



Celal any updated feedback from you if you are involved in the building will be greatly appreciated as will any photos. I am buying G3 and have emailed you.



Jo



Hope your cold gets better and if you get chance your camera is much needed from all of us here in the uk!!!



I have been told July and have joined a google group who seem very good at putting pressure on Sante Fe. this group meets with them regularly and are all either current or prospective Sante Fe owners. they are confident that July will be achieved.





Kind regards



Lee



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Scooby



Just as a matter of interest are you renting your apartment out. if so might be worth speaking to you about a cleaner and key holder. I posted on here and have had loads of replies. Speak soon



Lee



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I have friends going up to the site later this week to check on things for me.



I will post their report.



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Cheers Dusterbruce.



Which one are you buying?



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Mine is F1, I had to transfer from another development that was mothballed.

Lee, we exchanged emails last week.



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Lee, Message 25,



We are planning on renting it out.My step-dad has his own travel agency in Rotherham, so am hoping to get custom from there. Any recommendations for key holders, cleaners e.t.c would be great.





Speak soon Lee



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I have just received some photos from Hacer, taken today. Our apartment is all but finished. It looks like all that is needed is the electrical second fix and the outside ironworks. Obviously the site still needs finishing off but I was surprised at how good the interior looked. It has all been painted, kitchen in (except cooker) bathroom fittings in etc.



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Hi been on antibiotics which have now finished, camera is on charge and ready to go for tomorrow. One of the blocks has now been painted externally, H I think. Still no windows in 3 blocks and roof terrace railings need doing. Not sure if pool tiling started yet but will find out tomorrow.



Jo



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Thanks Jo



Hope you are feeling much better.



Can you get some of the site as well please. You are a star!!!



Cheers



Lee



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I have emailed a couple of you the latest photos I have. Jo has kindly said she will get more. I have put mine up on photobox now so if anyone wants to see them drop me your email address and I can send you invite. All you do then is go on internet and you will be able to see them.



When Jo has emailed me some more I will put those up as well.



Lee



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Jo



Hope the weather has picked up for you. Been glorious here in Blighty for last few days!!!



Lee



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Hi Lee

The weather is gorgeous as the moment. Really hot and sunny with clear blue skies. I will email my photos to you if you don't mind for you to post on Photobox. I will also email you for an invite so I can see what you have already got.

Jo



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Nice to hear some positive comments about a Sante-fe site for a change. I've got a good feeling about this July/August. I hope I'm not dissapointed again.



Jo, hope you are on top form soon. Please keep us up-dated.



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I have friends who visited the site today.

Their report was very encouraging, the progress from only a month ago is amazing. Kitchens have been fitted and the outside painting has commenced.

The trenches for the drainage have all been filled in.

There was quite a large workforce on the site.



The 3 blocks by the entrance to the site are still without windows.

No work has started on the swimming pool.



Tony



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Hi Guys

You all should start pushing Santa Fe to see what is happening about the electric bearing in mind how long it has taken at Olive Grove Lapta. Nothing more frustrating than having a nice finished apartment and pool with no electric!

Jo



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Hi everyone I've just come back from taking photos. These are mainly external because most of the apartments have their front doors locked but I think you have probably got internal pictures anyway. The site has been cleared a lot since I last went and all the drainage ditches in the middle of the site have been filled in. The ditches on the outside of the buildings are still open but concrete work has been done and they have started laying concrete plinths at floor level by the buildings which I presume is for water tanks. Stairwells and tiling are also being completed. Internally, it just looks like socket covers that need fitting. The blocks that still need windows are I, J and A although the kitchens and internal doors have been fitted in these already.

I will send pics to Lee so he can upload them to Photobox.

There is no reason why it cannot be finished by Jul/Aug but the biggest hold up will be the electricity and you really need to start pushing for some info about this.

Jo



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I will send an e-mail to Sante-Fe and ask about the electric. If everyone does the same we may get a reply.

Thanks for your advise Jo.



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Hi All



Jo has very kindly been on site today and taken more photos for us. I have posted them on photobox.com but you need an invite to view them. Scooby, Jo and Tony I have sent you all invites but if anyone else wants to see them send me an email address and I will post them up. If anyone has any more photos of teh site to share email them to me and I will put them up. Each time we get some added I will resend the invite so that you know it has been updated.



Scooby message 40 I agree mate. Lets all bombard them and get the electric on. I think we should have a party when all is complete and invite Jo for her graft!!!



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Hi Jo

We've purchased D2 on citrus gardens could we get a look at your pic's please



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I think there are going to be a lot of Northerners in Citrus Gardens!



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Sounds like a Northerners party then.I'm up for that. Sante-Fe get your finger out and get this power on so we get our fridges cranked up.



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gumdrops message 42 let me have your email and I will send you an invite to view all he photos



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Sent an e-mail to Hacer and recieved a quick response about the elec and water.He explains that once Kibtek (elec co) have been given the go ahead to connect, it's out of Sante-Fe's hands. I havn't heard good reports about the temporary electric, anyone else found it's ok?



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Scooby they are not being up-front with you. They will have to build a sub-station to boost the electric supply to be sufficient for your apartments. This is a requirement for all new developments over a certain number of units. I know this for a fact because my site of 10 houses at the end of the road is in the same position and we have verified this personally with Kib-tec who insist that the 5 upgraded cables that go down the road are insufficient for our 10 houses. I believe that our builder and Santa-Fe now have a joint project for the electric but our last quote just for us was 45k although we have to come much farther down the road than you. The main supply is outside Club Simena and that is where it has to come from (under ground).



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Thanks for the advice again Jo. I have sent an email to sante fe and will see what comes of that.



I have had an email from the main contractors and they are adamant that they will be completed in 2 to 2.5 months time.



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Hi Lee

I will try and speak to my builder and see if he has spoken to SF recently too. Bit difficult at the moment as he seems to be spending most of his time in court!!!

Jo



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hi

email is ness300@hotmail.com

any pics you have would be great, thanks,



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That doesn't sound good Jo!!!!



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Thanks for your info Jo.



Is there any sign at all they they have started building this sub-station?



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Hope everyone who asked for invite to view the photos has got it now. Let me know if any problems or if anyone else wants to see the progress of this site.



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Matt re message 52 the answer is no. I noticed yesterday that they have dug a new trench in front of blocks I, J and A but that is probably just a continuance of the sewerage.



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After emailing Sante fe about the electric and water etc for completion I have received the following today from Hasan:



Yes a Transformer room will be built and the transformer will go into this room.



The cost per apartment will be 2,000.



Completion means completion of the apartments and communal areas. It is anticipated that the mains electricity and water will be connected anytime after completion if not sooner. On completion of the apartments and site, Santa Fe will ensure that there is water and electric for you to use when you have taken possession.





If you require any further information, please contact my PA Hacer on htopal@santafe-construction.com who will be able to answer your questions.





I will be away from 1st May 2009 for 10 days and then will be leaving Santa Fe end of June 2009 for personal reasons.



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Another 2k to find from the money tree. These extra costs will keep on coming. It does'nt take long for these costs to add up to 10k does it.

Sorry for moan, Thanks Jo and Lee for your info.



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Hi,

In all fairness to Santa Fe when we met with Hasan prior to purchasing he told us that there would be additional costs for electricity water etc. Indeed he suggested that a figure of 4000 wouldn't be an unreasonable amount. If Jo,s reading this we wouldn't mind access to the latest pic's please.



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My email address is lyndsey.bennett@hotmail.com

I have bought B1 ground floor. Appreciate any pics

Thanks



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My email address is lyndsey.bennett@hotmail.com

I have bought B1 ground floor. Appreciate any pics

Thanks



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I was told when I signed up for F1 that there would be costs on top of the purchase price of at least 7000!



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Hi Matt at least now they are being honest about the costs involved for the electric. I don't want to set the cat amongst the pigeons but you have 40 apartments so SF will be getting 80k. We have been quoted 45k and we have to bring cables underground a distance of 900 metres from the main road. I was told by Kib-tec that the cable alone would be about 12k so in other words a big percentage of the total cost. You only have to come from Club Simena area and they are asking for 80k. Seems rather a lot to me.



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Concept2



Did you get the invite to the photos?



Lee



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I think the 7000 will probably include the taxes.



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Lee this is quite correct.

My point is that I was told to prepare for these extras.



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Yes so was I Dusterbruce. This is an instance that I feel Sante Fe were very upfront with us.



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hi, if anyone has any pics would love to see them, we have app d2... email ness300@hotmail.com thank you



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Leethemille



I didn`t recieve the invite to the photo`s. Please would you mind sending

again.



Thanks Concept2



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Hi all,

We were not told about these extra costs and were definately not prepared for a 2k bill at this late stage. Maybe this was me being naive, but it still makes money extra tight.

I do also agree with you Jo, it does sound a hell of a lot for a small buiding and short cable run. Around two apartments cost just to do the job.I guess there is not a fat lot we can do about it.

I can appreciate Sante-Fe's honesty after all that moaning. At least the end is in sight.



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Concept. I have sent invite again. Check your spam filter. The email will come from Photobox.com not me.



Lee



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hi lee,

can you please send me the pics,

thanks



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Thanks received

Nice to see things moving on at last



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Gumdrops I have re sent the invite. It comes from Photobox.com not me so check your spam emails.



Lee



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Hi Joe

Don't seem to be able to get acess to the pics can you send me some please



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hi lee, cant seem to get your pics so ive sent jo a message.



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Gumdrops



Send me your email address again. I don't understand why you dont get them as everyone else has I believe



Lee



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hi lee,

thanks very much for that, i no im a pain...

email is ness300@hotmail.com



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Hi Guys sorry I haven't been in touch for a while. I haven't had a chance to go to the site but when I drove past today they were putting windows in the remaining blocks and there were quite a few workers on site. Looks like they are doing paving perhaps. Also, Block B is now being painted.

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Hi Ness



I have resent the invite. If you have a spam filter check this. It should come through as an invite from Photobox.



Kind regards



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Did you get them this time Ness?



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hi lee,

no i didnt .... but thanks for trying,



ness.



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I will try to email them through to your individually then Ness



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Hi Ness

Just emailed all the photos to you in a zipped file. May take a while to download. Let me know if you get them

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I have sent 3 emails over the last 10 days to Marion/Celal of Home Doctor, the management company for Citrus Gardens and had no reply. Is anyone else experiencing problems?



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hi lee,

still nothing, cant understand it. i do have another email address if you have time, its gumdrops69@hotmail.co.uk



thanks very much



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Sent you the invite from photobox again. If this doesn't come through email me at lcardwell@mortgagetalk.co.uk and I will send all the photos to you in various emails.



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Re: msg 83



Just found out that Marion has had an accident and broken her kneecap. Commiserations , hope she is on the mend soon



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At least it is a good reason not to have replied. Hope she gets well soon.



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Has anyone got any update on the site. Last week Jo said that it looked like they were starting work on the landscaping or pool. Anyone got any update or more photo's I can upload them to the photobox site.



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Hi Lee,

Got the pics thanks very much, looks like things are moving well.

W'eve spoke to sante fe today, they are sending us some up to date pic's so as soon as we get the i'll email them to you,

Thanks again...



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At last Ness!!!



Did you get them to the new email from Photobox I sent or the ones I sent to the original email in the zipped file.



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Hi Lee,

I got them to the new email address, lol,



Thanks again

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No worries Ness. If you get the up to date photos send them to me at lcardwell@mortgagetalk.co.uk and I will upload them to the Photobox site and resend invites for people.



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Does anyone have any updates on this site. Jo is not available at the moment and I know some kerbs etc have been delivered so I would love to see an update on the site.



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I'll second that. Any progress info would be great from anyone.



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Anyone got any up to date info.



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I will go to the site later in the week for one of your neighbours. Let me know which apartments you want me to photograph. You can email me privately or post on here. I will email to Leethemille to post on his photobox.

FYI John Snowball ex Santa fe is now working with Celal the Home Doctor.

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Cheers Pogle, photos of H1 would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



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Cheers Pogle. I am in the next block to Scootby. Mine is G3. Also can you take some of the site itself so we know what stage it is up to. Email them to me and I will put them up on photobox. Many thanks for you kind help.



With Regards John Snowball this is probably a good move as he was always helpful at Sante Fe. Did he leave of his own accord?



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Photo`s of B1 please would be much appreciated thanks. John Snowball is now working at Home Doctor but is settling in. He used to work for Sante Fe. He is hoping to make this service more efficient and realises comunication is a big issue. He hopes to email all shortly. Still waiting for more up to date photos.



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sorry sad I know but wanted to get this to 100 posts



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Hi All



Just resent invites to album on photobox again. 5 more added of the site today. They show the pool and the grounds. Works started on on these areas now.



I still would like more photos of site and apartments though so Pogle if you are still going photos of G3 please.



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Guys, I will go before the end of the week. I have a note of all your apartment numbers.



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Hi there

We have bought H3. Looking at the messages in here I can see that Scooby will be our neighbour (H1). Lee could you please add us to the photobox link so we can see the latest photos, many thanks.



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No problem Portakal but I need your email address. If you post it one here or email it to me at lcardwell@mortgagetalk.co.uk



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Thanks Lee, that's great, I will email you now.



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Did you get them Portakal



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Hello neighbour. Good to hear from someone else on this site. Hopefully it wont be long now till we can enjoy what we have bought. Can't wait.



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I did Lee, thank you so much. There really has been a lot of progress in the last few weeks.



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Hi Scooby, I'm a new member so my posts are moderated before they appear so I didn't see your message till now! I know, I can't wait to have our first bbq on our roof and I hope to meet you soon, I don't think there is long to go



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Lee,



Please send me an invite again. lyndsey.bennett@hotmail.com



You are going to be close neighbours in Cyprus and also live quite close to me in Uk. We live in Swallownest,

Sheffield. Noticed you lived in Rotherham.



Thanks again



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Lee



Nice one for putting more photos on photo-box. The site looks great now with the site being cleared and finally some work around the pool. Be great meeting up with everyone after this long wait.



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Resent it Lyndsey. Check your spam because I sent it to you the other day.



Yes you are close. i actually live in Brinsworth so very close. Scooby is in Wickersley. Which apartment are you buying?



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Deffo Scooby.



If we can't all get together out there it seems that loads of us from Rotherham area anyway so might be worth going for a drink or 2 in uk to get to know each other better.



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Im up for that Lee. Be interesting to put some faces to the names.



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Don't know about you lot but the weather today in Rotherham/England has got me thinkin once again how great it's going to be once these apartments are completed. So many people on this site live over there and seem really happy. Anyone else thinking of doing the same?.



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Friends went up to the site this afternoon and report that things are progressing well.

The only photos they took were of my block F1 inside and out.

Completion may even come by the promised end July at this rate



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I have sent 30 or so pics to Leethemille to post on his photobox. The site is coming along well.

The gardens have been marked out. The topsoil for gardens delivered. Men were working on communal pathways and also the pool while I was there on Friday.



Scooby, personally I would not recommend moving over here with a young family unless you have means.



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Dear all



I have just uploaded 24 new photos from Pogle and resent invites. Many thanks to Pogle for these.



Pogle you stated 30 photos? I only received 24 in 4 emails. Did you send 4 or 5? If 5 I haven't got the last one.



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Hi Lee

Total was 24 sorry!

Hope pics were helpful to the owners.

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Thank you Lee and Pogle, it's really good to be able to share our photos. I should have some to send you in the next 10 days.



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Cheers for photos. Let's hope they get on with that tranformer room soon so we can get electric on and pool working a.s.a.p.



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Has anyone heard or seen anything being done on the garden walls?. There's no sign of any footings in place for these on the photos as yet. Any info would be great.



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Thanks Portakal



All photos welcome.



Duster if you want to send me yours I will put them up anyway. People like to see all to see how the whole development is going on. If you let me know which apartment / block they are when you send them I will lable them.



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Hi guys pleased to hear that things are progressing. Nearly had a head-on collision last night with a lorry delivering the 2 ton water tanks to the site!

Matt are you absolutely sure that the gardens will have walls? The only reason I ask is that there is a completed SF development of the same apartments near the sea (The Cove) and they have planted hedging between the gardens. We have the same hedging and it grows very quickly and is nice and green and glossy.

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Hi Jo



Hope you enjoyed your trip back to Blighty!!!!



We have some good up to date photos but always want more if you are passing with your camera. Have you seen any sort of building of the sub station. I looked on one of the site photos and it looked like a small building behind one but I could be wrong.



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I haven't seen anything Lee and I would assume it would be built close to the main road. I'll let you know if anything happens. There are lots of workmen on site at the moment.

Hmmm trip to Blighty - I got food poisoning which wasn't so good!



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I think Joanandjelly are right, Lapta Cove, Olive Grove and Edremit heights do not have stone walls like Lapta Pines, Cyprus Cove and Emerald Bay. They are planted with small fir trees which grow into a hedge.

My guess is that due to the increase in materials costs ( 30% in some cases) the building of goldstone walls has become prohibitively expensive.



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Thank you Joandjelly, your updates are really helpful Pogle, i think you are right, plus hedging is better for the environment.



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Thats a nice way of looking at it, the plants in question thrive here and will create a nice look in no time at all.



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I think it will look nicer too, we have the olive trees scattered around so with additional planting it will look even better. I know the shrubs you mean, they are fast growing, have a nice (ish) scent and will look very nice once they have matured a bit.



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its your communal area your involvement would be welcomed!!!!.......ill certainly pass on your requests and reply..........the green fence on The cove is really nice and as you suggest eco friendly..of course it is a cost reduction which as it happens is very attractive too........it will take a little time but it is nice.... think about some citrus trees....a lemon grove.......oranges etc.....it is possible im sure...you may already have formed a site committee...thats a good idea too....ill speak to celal about the transformer room.....



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The site has soil in most gardens think there is one more to go, much of the paving has been done and the patio surrounding the pool has be laid...The pool tiles are there ready for fitting..all the woodworks have been done, a few patio doors to be fitted..some outside paintwork continues...drains at the rear are in place ...electric meters ..the process...the site is connected to the transformer and in all probability you will receive the dreaded builders electric. A company called Just Ltd will check the site and advise kibtek that its all ok..usually two or so weeks later Kibtek come out and give it the thumbs up. two days later you with your passport and copy of contract (from SF) go to the offices in girne,,,,SF should help you if they dont we will..the god news..usually there ius a deposit to be paid..800tl...if your a cypriot its about 300 tl....from yesterday that has been REDUCED to 280 tl..at last a reduction.....



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hello, its john from Cypru Hone Doctor, celal the owner is building the apartments at Cit Gardens. Its nice to see such positive remarks as oposed to the usual critique, which sadly is justified. The site is prigressing well and the July deadline looks achievable. Im on the site at least 3 times per week with Celal who is there every day..ive taken some internal pics for obe of the residents wich ive sent out today..i also have taken pics of the site and the front view of every apartment if you can give me an e mail address ill send them np. Yes your right i did work for SF and for those who have asked i left of my own accord...they have a staffing problem at the mo so comms with them may be difficult. im well versed in how SF operate. ..If you need any advice or help just ask. Im still in contact with Umit and of course i work with celal everyday.

more to follow...next



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Is that Kibtek deposit of 280tl for foreigners or just cypriots?



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Wow, that's alot of info to take in, I will read it all again.



Jo, thanks for your comments about the boundaries. It sounds like it will look nicer than the stone walls anyway. I would appreciate any photos of your site to get a good idea of what it will look like when it's all complete.



Cheers everyone for your updates.



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hds.trnc message 133



My e-mail address is matthewsherida@hotmail.com



If you want to send me the photos I can forward them on to Lee to put on photo-box



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Leethemille- Please send me invite again for Photobox. Sorry don`t always check my Junk box I just delete them. We are B1 ground floor.

Must admit I would prefer the stone wall rather than hedging. Firstly due to maintenance issues. We may only get there twice a year and don`t want overgrown hedges and also because i choose a ground floor apartment with small kids as i thought it was safer. If the hedging is not matured then i can`t leave the kids playing in the garden and there is a chance when it is matured there will still be holes in it.

John Snowball emailed me today and he intends to contacts us all within the next few days and email us

up to date pictures



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msg 136..tried e mail error...ill try again maybe im trying to send too many.....the hedging takes a while to mature and it will have holes in it......ill take some pics of the cove if it will help...the 280 tl deposit is for all...brits and cypriots....i understand marian of the hbpg has lobbied the govmnt..who im told are supoportive of the constrcution sector...ive been told other cuts are to come..suggested reduction in vat....i wait with interest...



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tried again direct copy from this site npo joy pls check mail address..thanks...hds



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Query re electric....the plan according to SF electric will be supplied to the site at end of July...from a local source not the transformer. A single meter will be used for the site. All apartments will have electric and the pool will be operational....thats as it stands at the moment....the cost......i would suggest SF may set a figure comparable with the standard domestic rate in the area. I would argue its not your fault that SF havent provided mains electric, that you should not be charged for temp/builders electric costs....if they move on this it will be in your interest to identfiy what weeks your there so the cost is shared fairly.....in effect you dont want to be paying for electric that others are using and your not on site....i know it is common sense......sadly there isnt a lot of that around at times....



The transformer will be built by Celal no date yet...



john Home Doctor Service



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John S



Thanks for the snippets of info.



If the transformer is to be built by Celal and not SF is the expected cost still to be the 80000 that SF quoted, ie 40 apartments @ 2000 or will it be less?



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John



Many thanks for coming on here and providing such valuable information. I have a question about the site which has really confused me. There is a lot of land at the top of the site between the pool and the pathways but none to the bottom of the site. Is there any reason why the pool wasn't built in the middle of the site.



Anyone out there in August would love to meet up.



Lee



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John



If you would also like to email any photos to me at lcardwell@mortgagetalk.co.uk I can put them up on photobox for all to see.



Lee



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Thanks to John and Tony there are now more photos on Photobox. resending invites!!!!



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hello, the transformer...history....in the early days of the boom the government built and installed then..they were quite cheap and SF decided to include the costs in the price....because they couldnt cope with the demand the government put the work out to tender..and yes the costs increased significantly....celal thinks he will get the work..its not a big job..,,,



i cant explain the positioning of the pool..its cyprus....one thought it leaves a nice area for further development when you take possession eg bbq area or chilsdren play area....or both...lol...



john Home Doc Services..(HDS)..plug for celal..



lee ive sent you a mail...



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Hi

Just been looking at all the pics, its coming on nicely now.

Does anyone no if all the apartments have been sold??



Ness



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Hi Ness I think the answer to your question will have a big bearing on when the full mains electricity will be provided to the site.



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i don't think they have all been sold but I couldn't tell you how many.



Any people yet more photos just added. The site is looking fantastic now and I reckon they may just come in on time!!



Lee



PS Whats the weather like Jo?



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Photos look great. Weather looks even better.



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When are you going out Scooby?



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It's hot and sunny. Was breezy today but very still now.



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Goodmorning, plants going in this week..for those who have asked ill be taking internals....dont know how many apts sold......ill find out.....john



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Goodmorning, plants going in this week......for those who have asked ill be taking internals shortly....just spoken to Umit 17 apartments left for sale........he has asked me to send his appreciation to you all and again he has stressed his intention to complete by end of july.....i hope so too....i can see that there are poeple living here or on holiday...please feel free to call and see me if you wish...



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Thanks for all of this valuable information John. Could you please take internal photos of H3 for us - we asked for the kitchen to be modified and are keen to know if the new kitchen has been installed yet (including a granite worktop). Many thanks for all of your posts and to everyone who has been providing updates.



Thank you.



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hello Portakal....information is critical when you live so far away and you ve spent your hard earned funds!!!! especially when things are going awry...pics of course np..what are the mods to the kitchen...L shape possibly...what colour w top...black pearl?...colour kitchen units....can you give me your e mail address pls... john



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Hello John, thanks very much. Yes we are the couple that requested the L shape kitchen! We have received the plan for it but just wanted an update as to whether it has been fitted yet. We asked for beech coloured units and a Zimbabwe Nero black granite worktop. I know the existing units have been removed but I don't think they have been re-fitted. My email address is seranm@hotmail.com. Thanks again.



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Hi Seran, Ive mailed you going up this afternoon for some others too...johh



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Hi John, thanks for the mail and I look forward to seeing the photos



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Hi John



Photos of G3 please mate if possible and as many of site as possible. Have Sante fe come back with any news on the air con units that I asked you about. Also when are the second fix electrics been done.



I am getting my furniture ordered and delivered for when I come out which will be very tight timescale wise. Where can they get a key to put things in? Also what about the snagging. i wont have time before I come out or is this something that I do need to do?



Kind regards and thanks for the updates



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Pics no problem, a note of caution... have you paid all your money to sf, if not they may say no to the delivery....and they wont release a key to you until you have fully paid.....they will give you access through celal ...i can ask for you....second fix electrics...dont know but i will ask celal....snagging......the build is ok from what ive seen...my experience its usually... leaks in the connections....windows not shutting properly...check the shower cubicle especially the corners of the tray area......fixing of rails...paintwork on rails.....if you have an upstairs check the water supply..check..silicone around the windows...doors closing, air con controls should be picked up from santa Fe...... if you want to save some money (snagging can be expensive) i can take you around and point out the not so obvious..but then again i work for the constructor..its a matter of trust i guess, i wont be upset if you say no thanks...you ll find celal very genuine person...



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check the water supply, rails again for fixing...sometimes only one screw in...check pump, that solar system is working...oh if your downstairs you must let the water run for about 2 mins before it gets hot...run your washing machine...check your gas and air cons....you might want to consider changing your locks too...if you need a hand just ask..celal wants to do a good job!!!!!



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any more pics requests internals..im going on site later today....dont f get e mail address...or i can send to central point...oh the gas regulators.... have just gone up today..37tl...were 32....then again the pound is on the move upwards...was 2.50 last i looked...



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I need your help now, we are developing a quality of service/feedback questionaire....any budding experts out there...john



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Portakal been to your apt....taken pics..camera battery now dead...need recahrge..so will send first thing tomoz.....john



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Thanks John, I look forward to seeing the photos tomorrow. What sort of help do you need with the feedback questionnaire? Presumably we will need to form a site committee of some description for the on-going maintenance and management of the site, i.e. to report problems, fixes, etc. with you and Celal. I would also recommend that we set up a new forum just for Citrus Garden purchasers/residents that is password protected so we can discuss matters to do with the site privately. For example if there is a problem with window locks, etc, I certainly would not want to mention that in an open forum where we have already provided our apartment numbers, etc. There are many to choose from, MSN or Yahoo groups for example.



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get organised.....great idea...you have a nucleous on the BB.....if any one has .examples of quality service sector delivery questionaires...im looking on the net for the same....but need to keep it simple and that it means something that can develop the service and the site....



i agree privacy is paramount........the crime rate here is really low......it quite incredible really.........but i can see why you would be cautious...ok just let me know when your together on that and i ll give you all the help i can....



I would suggest keeping e mails off here ..you have mine pleae share it with your friends and associates on here and take it from there.....ill mail you my phone number....



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Lee, message 150



We are thinking of going over in August aswell. Maybe last two weeks to make sure things are ready for us. Will defo have a beer if we are there at the same time.



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Hi Scooby



We are there from 17th August for 10 days



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Lee



Nice one, see you there. I'll be that sunburnt boldy in corner!.



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Lee,



Did you get all the new photos i emailed you the other day that John Snowball had sent me.

Also found out that there is a 5 star hotel being built close to The Cove which John tells me might be 10/15 minutes walk from Citrus Gardens. Building is on hold at the moment due to possible funds but should hopefully be completed soon. Will have facilities we may be able to use. ( bar/ restaurant)



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Just to let you know that the building of the 5* hotel has been on hold for a couple of years now. Also, it has been built below sea level and they have to keep pumping sea water out! It is only about a 10 minute walk from you though. In the meantime you can use Tolga's Bar and Restaurant opposite on the main road and Club Simena next door. Both of which are only a 2 minute stagger from the apartments.



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Hedging plants going in today.......



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Hi All



Thanks to John I have uploaded photos of my apartment G3 and also of H3 which are the ones from Concept. They will give everyone a view of the build etc.



Lee



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Jo re message 171



What is Tolgas and Club Simena like. I have heard in the past that Tolga's is quite a good place but never been.



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Hi Lee I go to Tolga's a lot as it's just at the top of the road. It's a nice family-friendly bar that has karaoke on a Saturday night, quiz night on a Tuesday which are both very popular. He also has a pool table and he does the usual TC food - lamb chops, grilled fish, chicken sis etc. Nice outside bar with plenty of tables under a huge grape vine. Oh and he has 7 peacocks which you will probably hear from your apartment in breeding season haha! He's a nice, friendly, helpful guy to know.

I haven't really been to Simena that much but they have a big pool and terrace and do entertainment and food too so there's plenty of choice.



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Hi Lee,



Thanks for pics, got them on photo box.



Has any one heard from Hacer at SF lately , we sent her an e-mail a while ago and had no reply ... is she still there ??????



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Hacer has left Santa Fe.



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Lee



Thanks for the link to the latest pics on Photobox. The site seems to be coming along quite well now.



Who is the contact now at SantaFe?



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No idea who the contact is now. I have sent a couple of emails and had no reply. It appears that all teh staff are vanishing.



John can you help with this. I presume you still have contacts there.



Lee



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Presume SF will let us know who to contact when they want some money?



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Exactly Duster!!!! Won't be long now before they are wanting the final installment. i take it everyone has paid up to the final one?



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Is everyone buying as holiday homes on Citrus Gardens or are any people moving out there to live. Just wondering if someone will be around all the time.



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hi you can e mail me with your position....ensure your WGs are in, extras are fitted..eg granite tops..L shaes etc...dont assume anything....whilst SF are trying ....please be sure....its saves time and heartache...



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dont forget snagging retention, and check WGs are fitted,,SF.... are short staffed and whilst they may be on the ball asking for money..your other queries may go unanswered as they prioritise other issues....dont worry if they dont answer.....i can go and see them...... but please dont all jump on that at once....i have a day job already...lol....



to speed the process up we can snagg it for you ...but i say again i work for celal so you may think twice..and i cant blame you.......of course if you do and you find something we didnt ...then we will fix it!!!



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Hi,



I have purchased H2 on the site.



I have read all your posts and have learnt a lot of stuff that I was unaware of. Thanks for posting all that information



I am interested in getting access to the most recent pictures that have been taken of the site so far. Can anyone help me with that?



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Hi Woott



Just let me have your email address and I will send you invite to the photobox site and the album on there. If you don't want to put you email address on here then email me at lcardwell@mortgagetalk.co.uk and I will sort for you.



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thanx lee your doing a good job....john



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Hi Lee,



Thanks for your help.



My address is bhamspickle@hotmail.co.uk



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Invite sent. Any probs let me know



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hello all, im onsite tomoz and will provide brief update later...john



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Cheers John



will email you personally as well.



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Hi Lee



Invite received.

All good thanks



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Cheers Woote



Hope you found them useful. As John has said he will report on the site later and I believe he is taking some more site photos tomorrow. I will put them up when I have them.



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Thanks for the updated photos Lee. Hi Woot, we will be next to you, we bought H3. That now leaves finding out who has bought H2



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hello, been to the site today, no pics..tomoz for that. The paving is completed, the soft sand has been spread to fill the gaps, they are starting on the pool edging (the overflow bit) painting, metal work and all other odds and sods are happening. The second fix electric starts today, one point on the metal work, this is being done on those apartments that have been sold ....the rest will wait....



pics tomoz





john



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Hi Everyone



Now that things are looking closer and closer to completion. I am preparing a list of owners and their apartment number which once complied I will email you all out individually. I am rubbish with names so I need this until I get to know people. If you are interested in being on this list so that you can know your neighbours then please email me to lcardwell@mortgagetalk.co.uk with your names (inc partners), your apartment no, and if you wish email and telephone contact numbers. This may be useful if one of us goes out and there is a problem then they can contact the relevant owner. Everyone who goes on the list will receive a copy.



Kind regards



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Thanks for the update John.

Great idea Lee, have emailed you.

Oops sorry Woott, I meant we need to find who bought H4 not H2 (that is yours!).



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hi all,back to the site and looked at the garden plots... hope you enjoy gardening!!!!! bloomin hec!!!!!...john



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hi lee,

on the face of it we think this is a good idea, however just what are we paying the management company to do ???? Perhaps we ought to get a contract in place which includes outlined responsabilities before we begin to take matters into our own hands. Lets rememeber we pay this company and as such we ought to be saying exactly what we require from them...



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I think you misunderstand what I mean. It is more so that we know each other and can contact each other if needed. More for get togethers or to discuss options etc.



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Does any body know what the management company will do and what services they cover. I know there was

mention of a cost of approx 40 a month for maintenance such as cutting grass, cleaning pool. Does cutting grass include our private gardens or just the communal areas ?. What happens to the pool say in 3 years time if it breaks down ? Do we get a guarentee and do we actually own the site between us all and split the cost ?

Sorry just wondering how it will all work ?



Has anybody from others sites got photographs of the hedges they are planting to the perimeter of the gardens. Preferably matures if possible.



Is anybody planning on living on the complex on a permanant basis or are they just holiday homes for us all.



Does anybody know how far ercan airport is to our site and how long the flights are from the UK.



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Hi Lee,



I like the idea of making a list. It would be good to know who is on site. It would feel more like a community that way, so here are my details:

H2 Citrus Gardens, ground floor apartment

Dave Wootton and my wife Claire

Mobile number for text message purposes and important information: 07964160865

P.S I live in Rawmarsh at the moment, and it seems that a lot of you guys live in the Rotherham area. Has anyone actually met up at any stage so far. Just a thought.



Cheers



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Hi Concept 2,



My contract states that the upkeep costs for year one would be no more than 40 a month. However, after emailing the group in question I was told that the costs start at 46 per month each. As far as I know this ONLY covers the communal areas. We make our own arrangements for our own gardens.



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joandjelly



Have you photographs of the hedging please when it is matured. Greatly appreciated. thanks

What else can you tell us about the area ?. what else is about in the way of beaches, bars, shops etc ??



Are they still building the main road further up and the main road as it is at the moment at the top of Citrus Gardens site will become alot quiter.



Thanks



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Concept



For distances to places from the site look at my website http://www.northerncyprusonline.com



I mapped out the distances in January of last year.



John Snowball is providing some more site photos tomorrow. As for the hedges I don't know. I am buying an upstairs one. One of the reasons we went for that was that they cant really change it.



Lee



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Woot yes alot are from Rotherham. I live in Brinsworth and work in Wickersley. We haven't met up yet but I think it would be a good idea to meet up maybe mid to end July for those who want to put a face to a name.



We can also share some ideas then. As regards the maintainance contract I think we need a monthly figure. If that is ok then we give Home Doctor a chance to show us they are good value for the money and if not we shop around. The problem with shopping around is it will be left for one person to do it. I have had an email from one member buying on our site who is Anglo-Cypriot and speaks Turkish so at least we have that help.John can you look into a monthly figure for us please.



I for one am mainly interested in getting the apartment finished so that I can get out there in august. i can almost taste the Effes on the terrace whilst doing a bbq now!!!



Lee



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Hi Concept2 I know Lee has pointed you in the direction of his website but for practical purposes (i.e. I've done it loads of times) Ercan Airport is between 45 minutes and 1 hour from the site. It totally depends on the time of day. If it is a busy time of day then we always go round the mountain to the West (e.g. turn right at the top of the road where the site is). If it is middle of the night or very early morning then we head to Kyrenia and over the mountain that way.

The new bypass is still not open and really we haven't got a clue when it will be. The good news is they will be installing a speed camera very close to the site (somewhere between Club Simena and Tolga's) which should greatly improve the amount of traffic noise on the main road.

I will email Lee a picture of my hedge which is now approaching 2 years old. It is Myoporum so it would be useful if John could confirm this is what is being planted. I don't want to worry you but my hedge is about 8ft tall but it is very



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easy to maintain and would only need to be trimmed once, at most twice, a year. For those of you with gardens, then I would recommend Tolga to sort things out for you. He is a very good friend of mine and a really nice guy and he will give you a good price. I would be more than happy to introduce any of you to him if that is what you want. He does all kinds of gardening, landscaping and building work.

As a matter of interest, a couple of the apartments at The Cove have had their gardens paved and it looks really nice. They are smaller plots though I think.

It must be really exciting for you all and you are very lucky to have someone like John to communicate with. If there's anything I can do or anything else you would like to know please don't hesitate to ask.

Jo

PS I hope you don't think me mentioning Tolga is a hard sell or anything. It's just that he did my garden and has been very helpful to us ever since and he is just across the road from you.



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Thanks again Jo



you input is aways greatly appreciated and as I have mentioned before I would like to meet up when we come out at the end of August and go for a drink. If you have any update son the site or any piccies please send them on.



Once again thanks and it is nice to have people recommended to us. you live there after all and will know much more than us.



Lee



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Hi Lee I'm looking forward to meeting you in August. If today is anything to go by, then August is going to be a scorcher.

I'm more than happy to take photos. I haven't been up for a while because I thought John was keeping you updated. I might pop up tomorrow if I get a chance.

I'm going to email you a photo of my hedge in a minute!

Jo



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I also meant to say in my earlier post that grass really is a no-no here. It needs huge amounts of water and never really looks good as it is so hot. Most people go for gravel, paving or you can get Easylawn (astroturf) fitted at approx 25 a square metre.



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Cheers Jo. John is updating us but the more photos the better as far as I am concerned. It helps me dream about coming out to cyprus!!!



For those who are wanting to know what the hedges will look like when mature Jo has kindly sent 2 photos through which I have posted on Photobox.



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Thanks for your info Jo. I for one would be interested in meeting with Tolga to get some prices and ideas for our garden. Hopefully see you soon.



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Home Doctor ( Celal/ John) has done the landscaping of the private gardens at Olive Grove/ Edremit Heights and can be contacted to quote for your gardens. I am sure they can also arrange maintenance of gardens for you if required. It certainly makes things easier as they are already on site.



If you require examples of gardens I can send Lee some of Lapta Pines to post along with the site photos, I am sure Celal can replicate these designs if required.



I also have pictures of completed apartments on Olive Grove if anyone wants to see how the furniture looks and also pergolas for the penthouse owners, flyscreens and child safety Grilles for penthouse apartments.



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If you could send me some examples of gardens on other sites that would be great. I can have a good think and compare some prices that way. My e-mail is matthewsherida@hotmail.com



Cheers Pogle



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Hi Folks,

We have friends going to south cyprus nxt week and are staying in the north for a few days, we are giving them ditrections for the site.

Hopefully they are going to take some more pics for us,



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JoandJelly,



Thanks for the photos and your help and information. It is all appreciated as we have very little contact our there at the moment as everybody seems to be leaving Sante Fe.



I am having all my garden paved so would apprecaite a quotation. Our builder is also supposed to be providing me with one and also Melanie Partington on the Pines.



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Hi all



Is everyone getting the white goods pack from Sante Fe or has anyone found them cheaper elsewhere?



Lee



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Hi Concept2 I've sent you an email.

Jo



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hi all, ive been on two days uinexpected holliday..ill be out on site in the morning to take some pics...anyone who wants internals pse ask...if not for tomoz then later....yes celal can offer quotes for any work on the site...

wg ive used archelik..they are not the cheapest but if there is a problem they have been good with customers....balance that with the price....if you havent paid for wg and dont intend on staying in apartment at least for a few days...(reccomended)..then go direct to the supplier and order then pay a deposit and balance on delivery....or if your not coming out have goods installed and then forward payment...or offer a deposit ....the rest on fitting...sf usually wait until your coming out to fit wg...sometimes the timing isnt quite right and you have to wait....john



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Hi John,



I would like you to take some internal photos of our place please. We are H1.Thanks



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I am getting the white goods from SF and have already paid for it. I've just arranged snagging, lock changes and furniture e.t.c with Melanie Partington, she seems really helpful. Does anyone Know the usual procedure regarding snagging then paying SF and getting keys?. I am hoping to go in August having paid SF after it has been snagged and use my apartment straight away. Or does that sound too easy.



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hi,

weve used archelik for our white goods, the one under sf office...



they were fine,



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hi john,

can we please have more pics



d2, thanxs

ness



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John G3 please if you don't mind.



Don't mind saying I am trusting John with the snagging. Met him before when he was at Sante fe and he comes recommended from a friend of mine in Cyprus. I also think that even though he works for Home Doctor, they are wanting the contract for the site so why would they cheat on snagging. They will make more from the contract than snagging. Just seems easier to me.



I have ordered WG through Sante Fe but not yet paid. The only extra we have paid for so far is the Air conditioning.



I agree with you Scooby lock changes will be good. i will arrange this whilst I am out there I think. Roll on August 17th!!!!



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dont pay final balance until snagging done. SF usually wont give keys until u pay all monies.....when you snagg please be realistic....at least celal is on site most days checking progress so he and i will be available....i would reccomend a retention...maybe 2 k for snaggig...then again i trust celal to do it....



yes pics will be done today plus general sites pics for all.....



wait for lock changes....when everything taken care of change then....john



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Gumdrops



Hope you don't mind but how much have you paid for the white goods with archelik and what is included.



Cheers



Lee



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John



'dont pay final balance till snagging done'



To whom will the contribution for the transformer have to be paid? SF or hds.trnc? Will proof be made available that the transformer is costing 80,000 (ie 40 x 2000)? Sorry to harp on about this, but this 'extra' 2000 is bugging me somewhat.



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SF receive all the funds, Celal is the contractor SF will pay him seperately i assume. You can always ask sf about the transformer bill.....the whole transformer thing kicked off a couple of years ago when the costs rocketed,,,initially it wasnt to expensive and sf absorbed the costs......now privatisation has resulted in major cost increases ....and its revenue opportunity



Ive taken some site pics and requested internals...the gardens are huge!!!!..the road starts today...a pre snagging team starts this week.......all the drains electric cables etc are now burried some of the gardens have the soil spread over...looks quite nice...but big!!!!..Celal has told me they are planting today....ill check on that...the overflow tiles are almost completely fitted...Ive asked celal if the pool will be operational same time as apartments...if we keep going at this pace and and is well.......yes...ive stresed how important the pool will be....fingers crossed no leaks...etc....

john



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Hi Lee,



I will try and find paper work tonight and hopefully get back to you,



Does anyone one know if air con as been fitted yet?

we ordered ours threw sf,



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Don't think it has gumdrops. John told me that they tend to do that as one of the last things



Lee



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air cons are one of the very last to be installed...props not ready yet...but worthwhile prompting SF...july completion still on course...



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do you have a private web site yet.......i think it may be useful as the build is nearing completion..its only a matter of weeks now...john



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Why don't you set up a MSN site, it is free and easy to do. You can also post pictures I think.



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Hi John, thanks for the latest update. My sister checked in on the H block recently and said that there are few cracked floor tiles up the stairs, some of the railings have single screws (which you pointed out) and inside our apartment (H3) we have wall damage to the second bedroom where the new kitchen has been installed. I don't know if our granite worktop has been installed yet either so an update would be much appreciated - thanks. In addition I have noticed that some apartments have coving, is this a standard finish or an extra?



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Hi Guys I've just stopped by the site and they are still busy working. Painting I and J blocks and planting the hedging. It isn't the same hedging as I've got but Tolga said it grows quite quickly. I took Tolga there to have a look at the gardens. As John says, they are very big and soil has been spread on some (dread to think what's underneath if my garden is anything to go by).

It's difficult to quote for gardens until you decide exactly what you want but Tolga has given me a guide price per square metre for gravel, fake grass, paving, stone walling and automatic irrigation systems.

If you would like to know prices please email me as I think it would be a little unfair to Tolga to quote prices here until you have had a chance to talk to him yourselves.

Jo (cyprusjo@gmail.com )



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More photos just been posted on photobox people. Invites resent. Many thanks to John for these.



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Hi Jo



Thanks for your updates and spending your time on peoples behalf here. I think I speak for everyone when I thank you for all of this. i for one will be inviting you to a bbq whilst we are there and also take you and the family out to Tolga's maybe for a few beers.



Lee



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No problem Lee I know what it's like when you have limited time and lots to sort out. Jel and I are very much looking forward to meeting you when you are here.

Jo



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Thank you Jo and Lee for the latest updates, we really appreciate it Blimey, the ground floor gardens are huge!



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Hi Lee,

re white goods...

we paid about 1,000 but it was dec and in the sale.. we got frigde/freezer, washer, hob, oven and extractor, and 10 year guarantee.....

hope that helps in some way, thanks for pics!



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That's similar to Sante Fe. The package is 1100 for the same items I think.



Lee



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hello, dont get too concerend about the problems you can see now..ie cracked tiles etc....such faults should be picked up by the builder (Pre snagging team Ive already mentioned) before you are told its ready for inspection (this is the theory..unfortunately sometimes it doesnt work in practice..ive noticed a few problems myself as i walk around but know they are so obvious they should be picked up....if you do manage to come out to snagg..(if you wish i can attend with you) ......ensure there is a water supply and power......(testing the plumbing, lighting, immersion and WG) if there are any major problems ..... Celal prides himself on getting them fixed whilst your here....those of you with roof terraces check the drain holes, rail fixings, paintwork, plumbing, sinks U bend, tiling,

Coving is not standard. If you require it Celal wil install after the build, he doesnt want to stall the build process at any level..



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Still not had too many reply re my message 196. Had a few but I am sure there are more on here. I will give it a couple more weeks and then send out to all those that have passed their details on.



Lee



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Hi Pogel



weve bought d2, could you please send us some prices on gardens and pictures if possible,

also do you do snagging?? was told you did, and price please?



thanks



gumdrops69@hotmail.co.uk



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Another week begins, let hope the Citrus Gardens Build continues to roll on at speed this week.



John and or Jo any updates and pics always greatly appreciated



Lee



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just sent some to you...taken 8am this morning....john.....



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As John has put new photos now on photobox. Cheers again John. these regular updates are great. Did you say they had started work on the roads. Also it looks like top soil is going down in the communal grounds. Is anything being planted here????



Lee



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hi roads should begin this week...bricks are on site....and materials....ill ask about pool tiling.....2nd fix elects current.......no pun intended!!!....yes long skinny plant things.......i can see you cringe now...sorry cant be more descriptive than that at the mo....lol....ill find out what they are.....a, b and i think c block done.....yes top soil everywhere and it looks like good stuff too...i think your going to have a really good site!!!!.....ill take more pics in two days....if ive missed anyone who has asked for internals please ask again.....THE GARDENS ARE MASSIVE....before you know it you will receive a mail saying ready for inspection....wait until you have checked before anything else....i know pogle offers a snagging service ..it will save you coming out...i think a central communal BBQ etc childrens area would be good but not yet ....get into the apts first...



john



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Site management...basically look after the communal gardens, pool, block entrance stairs windows, and of course we built them so we know them inside out....we may even look at the roof terraces and private gardens depending upon what you want... we consider we go beyond the normal service..offering advice, guidance and support on site and we are easily contactable...plus we do respond to e mails!!!!..we have a service level agreement identifying what you can expect ......we are not the cheapest ..but we think we provide good value for money...just this week ive installed W Goods, fixed leaks, supplied gas, arranged water deliveries, taken clinets to SF offices and advised them on process here..yes beyond normal requirements ..SF usually nominate the maintenance company as it is in everyones interest to begin when customers take possession...Celal will be the maintenance company for the first 12 months there after you can choose to continue or shake hands and say cheerio ..i hope not!!



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Continues..there is also a deposit fund which is used for consumables eg communal electric, water for the pool, lights, pumps, usually water is the most demanding...the figure for that fund was set at 250 STG..i think thats too much...id say 100 stg is enough to begin with then when the fund runs down we ask for more. The account can be held by you if you wish its your money as long as we know e can access for what the site requires....if you want to develop the iste that is the fund we d use too....extra planting, picnic area...etc...start thinking what you would like..its your site!!!!





Distance from Ercan to CG about 35 mins to Girne....about 15 mins to site on night run.....50 mins...cost 35 stg

from larnaca usually about 45 mins to border then another 40 to the site... cost 50 stg



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Thanks for all this upto date information. What has been planned about the car parking situation?. I was wondering whether there would be a road behind all the apartments like the plan we saw ages ago.



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Thanks for the all of the updates John. I was wondering if there would be some sort of bulk deal for people who are after the same sort of things. For example, we would like a quote for a pergola for our roof terrace (preferably black metal to match the wrought iron railings or timber) and more importantly for us, internet access. We have looked into various plans are are after Extend's wireless broadband service (has a small satellite dish fitted as part of the installation). Is this something that can be arranged for us? If other residents want the same sort of thing perhaps it would make sense to have these things done at the same time?



Many thanks.



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PS Lee thanks also for the latest photos.



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