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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:37 am Reply with quote
snoutintrough
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Hi Nigel,

Just for clarification, under current Cypriot laws is a complex pool regarded to be public and if so, are non residents entitled to use it? If not, what can we do to stop them?

We have a few non residents (locals) using our pool. The pool area is not designed to put a fence around the pool or any other security measures. What can we do legally fo to stop them? What do other complexes do in the same situation?

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:44 am Reply with quote
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Hi Snoutintrough

Other committees have put barriers such fences, plastic panels and a lockable gate to prevent outsiders using their pools.

Assuming the non-residents using your pool have not visitors/guests of an owner, your Management Committee needs to chuck them out.

Put up signs in English and Greek stating that the pool is for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:43 pm Reply with quote
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Hi Nigel,

Thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately, the way the pool area is designed, it is not possible to install any of the security measures you have mentioned.

None of the management committee live on site and we have put up warning notices, which get ignored. I was just interested to know whether the police or some other private firm can be called on to remove them, which is why I was asking if under the current Cypriot law, whether a complex pool is considered public and therefore anyone can use it?

..or is there any other control process that other complexes use, besides the ones you mention, that would identify non residents trying to use the pool?

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:10 am Reply with quote
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Hi Snoutintrough

I'm not sure what you're allowed to do legally. You can't use violence - probably best to speak with a lawyer and get their opinion.

I'm surprised you can't but some sort of barrier around the pool. If children fall in and drown...

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i can't imagine that there is no way to enclose the pool. Perhaps a chain link fence? I think that if everyone has access to the pool without any fencing then you have a huge liability there. What would happen if someone just walked by and slipped and fell and ended drowning in the pool?

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:03 pm Reply with quote
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The pool and common areas should be covered with a liability insurance, also there could be an issue that the insurance would be void if the pool isn't licenced with the local authority.
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:57 pm Reply with quote
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There are waist high gates that can stop kids entering the pool area but these are often not closed properly and these would all have to be replaced if we needed to fit a security lock? Besides, the walls they are connected to are lower than the gates so non-residents could easily step over. There isnít a lot of room for sunbeds and this is a fairly big complex. Therefore, putting up a fence round the pool would reduce this area even further, so itís not really a option.

Do you know for a fact, that the liability insurance cover is invalid if we donít have a pool licence? We canít get a pool licence due to the amount of work needed to meet the licence conditions, which we donít have the funds to do and the developer has no interest in funding.

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:12 am Reply with quote
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snoutintrough wrote:

Do you know for a fact, that the liability insurance cover is invalid if we donít have a pool licence? We canít get a pool licence due to the amount of work needed to meet the licence conditions, which we donít have the funds to do and the developer has no interest in funding. Snoutintrough


No I dont, but I know for a fact that Insurance companies will look for a way out of paying a claim.
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