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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:40 pm Reply with quote
amiee3608
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Hello Nigel

I wondered you could give us some advice.

A family of squatters have moved in the villa next door to my parents, the villa has been empty for years, no one seems to know the owners so no way to contact them, they have told my parents there squatting and entered the property through a up stairs balcony door that was open, they said they have no where to live so had the choice, we feel for them but also worried about the situation being so close to my parents they are elderly. Any advice?
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:08 pm Reply with quote
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Hi amiee and welcome to the forum.

The Land Registry will know who owns the property, but getting the information out of them may prove difficult and your parents may need the help of a lawyer.

Once ownership has been established you can then contact them and advise them of the situation.

It's possible that the property has been repossessed by the bank and they should take action.

Unfortunately as it's a private property your parents can't intervene - unless they cause problems in which case they can get the Police involved.

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:17 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks nigel

We have tried the land registry but had no joy, is there squatters rights in Cyprus what procedure would have to be followed if we can locate the owner, its such a worry my parents were planning to sell there property this year but now worry with the squatter as there really messy stuff everywhere in the garden rubbish etc so there worried it put people off buying theres.


Really apricate your advice.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:31 pm Reply with quote
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As far as I am aware there are no squatters rights in Cyprus. Your parents need to get a lawyer involved to see what options may be available to them (and a lawyer may be able to 'unlock' the Land Registry.

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:25 pm Reply with quote
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Not sure if its true but while trying to rent out our apartment I had 1 horrible lady saying she wanted it for 1 year minimum. we only want to rent for up to 6 months. she got very nasty saying would i expect her to move out & sleep on the beach. she went on to say i should thank her for being honest & educating me as lots will agree to rental terms then refuse to leave.
informed me that in that case police will do nothing & no way of evicting tenants even if not paying the rent & in effect squatting.
No idea if thats true or not but worried me enough to put it with a rental agency.
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 pm Reply with quote
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madmum wrote:

informed me that in that case police will do nothing & no way of evicting tenants even if not paying the rent & in effect squatting.
No idea if thats true or not but worried me enough to put it with a rental agency.

I was told by a lawyer that youŽll need a court order to evict someone. To get a court order will take years. This seems to be the problem, not the law itself.
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:51 pm Reply with quote
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jeba wrote:
madmum wrote:

informed me that in that case police will do nothing & no way of evicting tenants even if not paying the rent & in effect squatting.
No idea if thats true or not but worried me enough to put it with a rental agency.

I was told by a lawyer that youŽll need a court order to evict someone. To get a court order will take years. This seems to be the problem, not the law itself.



from speaking to people locally it sounds like if this happens they dont involve police & deal with it themselves. like wait till they go out, then put their belongings outside & change locks.
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:31 pm Reply with quote
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madmum wrote:
jeba wrote:
madmum wrote:

informed me that in that case police will do nothing & no way of evicting tenants even if not paying the rent & in effect squatting.
No idea if thats true or not but worried me enough to put it with a rental agency.

I was told by a lawyer that youŽll need a court order to evict someone. To get a court order will take years. This seems to be the problem, not the law itself.



from speaking to people locally it sounds like if this happens they dont involve police & deal with it themselves. like wait till they go out, then put their belongings outside & change locks.

This may be tempting but I bet itŽs illegal.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:14 am Reply with quote
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jeba wrote:
madmum wrote:
jeba wrote:
madmum wrote:

informed me that in that case police will do nothing & no way of evicting tenants even if not paying the rent & in effect squatting.
No idea if thats true or not but worried me enough to put it with a rental agency.

I was told by a lawyer that youŽll need a court order to evict someone. To get a court order will take years. This seems to be the problem, not the law itself.



from speaking to people locally it sounds like if this happens they dont involve police & deal with it themselves. like wait till they go out, then put their belongings outside & change locks.

This may be tempting but I bet itŽs illegal.


This is Cyprus, but probably the best way.

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Post: #10   PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:20 pm Reply with quote
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jeba wrote:
madmum wrote:
jeba wrote:
madmum wrote:

informed me that in that case police will do nothing & no way of evicting tenants even if not paying the rent & in effect squatting.
No idea if thats true or not but worried me enough to put it with a rental agency.

I was told by a lawyer that youŽll need a court order to evict someone. To get a court order will take years. This seems to be the problem, not the law itself.



from speaking to people locally it sounds like if this happens they dont involve police & deal with it themselves. like wait till they go out, then put their belongings outside & change locks.

This may be tempting but I bet itŽs illegal.


So is squatting.

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:11 pm Reply with quote
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thanks for all you help, fortunately the bank owned it so they are on the case Smile hopefully with the bank owning it wont take to long.
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:18 pm Reply with quote
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amiee3608 wrote:
thanks for all you help, fortunately the bank owned it so they are on the case Smile hopefully with the bank owning it wont take to long.


I wouldn't be too sure about that. But good luck anyway............
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