Protect your property rights: Sign UK government petition!

Discussion in 'Cyprus Property' started by Nigel Howarth, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Nigel Howarth

    Nigel Howarth New Member

    TODAY saw the launch of an on-line petition asking the UK Prime Minister to exert pressure on the Cyprus Government to protect peoples’ property rights.

    Add your name now by visiting the: Title Deed Petition on the official website of the UK Prime Minister’s Office.


    The petition reads:

    We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to exert pressure on the Government of Cyprus to protect property rights in Cyprus in compliance with Article 17 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

    Cyprus is mis-described as having a property registration and ownership system based on the British Legal System. In fact it’s based on archaic Turkish law which allows the removal property ownership rights from both Cyrus and foreign nationals. It works like this: The developer builds a property, sells it, is paid in full and releases the property without providing final title deeds. They are only issued by the local authority if the developer applies for completion and has met all of the planning requirements for the project. Until they are issued the developer can use the land as collateral for further loans!

    The Cyprus Land Registry figures show there are 29,949 transfers of Title Deeds to foreigners still pending and are only being issued at the rate of 1,600 a year! The numbers of Cypriots waiting for title deeds dwarfs that of the foreigners.

    Add your name now by visiting the: Title Deed Petition on the official website of the UK Prime Minister’s Office.
     
  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio New Member

    Official response.

    British government ‘sympathises’ over deeds delay
    By Nathan Morley
    (archive article - Sunday, 9 August, 2009)

    AN OFFICIAL response to a high profile petition launched on the Downing Street website has left title deed campaigners disappointed.

    The petition, submitted in May by British businessman Leslie Glassock, was signed by over 2,000 people, all calling for an end to delays in issuing of title deeds.

    The petition read: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to exert pressure on the Government of Cyprus to protect property rights in Cyprus in compliance with Article 17 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.”

    The official response has been described as “nothing new” by campaigners.

    It stated: “The Government sympathises with the problems being experienced by property owners in Cyprus. This issue affects both Cypriots and foreign nationals living in Cyprus, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office highlights it in its Travel Advice.

    “We have also made a number of representations to the Cypriot authorities to make clear our concerns and have been assured that the Cyprus government will introduce legislation to speed up the issuing of title deeds, although unfortunately, this legislation may only apply to future cases.”

    Last week Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis said he was working on “introducing effective and comprehensive practices for solving this problem.”

    Copyright © Cyprus Mail 2009

    http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/british-government-sympathises-over-deeds-delay
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
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