** Announcing the Cyprus Property Action Group **

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If you have bought property in Cyprus and have problems or concerns regarding your purchase, the Cyprus Property Action Group wants to hear from you. We are a pressure group dedicated to creating awareness within the industry and Government of the problems buyers may face as a result of buying property in Cyprus and lobbying for change. Don't delay - register your problem today athttp://www.cyprus-property-action-group.net/ The British High Commission is fully supportive of the aims of the group and takes a keen interest in our activities. If you have friends or acqaintances with property problems who do not have access to the Internet, they can write to the group at: CPAG c/o Denis O'Hare P.O. Box 62427 Paphos 8064 Cyprus If you do not (currently) have problems with your property but support our aims we would be very grateful if you would help us by registering your name and contact details on our website. Thanks for your attention & support.Nigel (aka EPHMH)

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Winifred Hogan 1181150145

Nigel



Have registered my complaint. Thank you for the website.



Winifred Hogan
Touze Khane St
Larnaca
Cyprus

Nigel Howarth 1181156227

Thank you Winifred,


The more people who register their problems or who register their support, the more chance we'll have of persuading the powers that be to take notice and do something about the situation.


We've already received around 100 forms to process - and we only formally announced the website this morning!


I think I'm going to be quite busy over the next few weeks!


Kind regards



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

Gina-662460 1181173825

Thanks to everyone involved in forming this pressure group. Hopefully the Cypriot authorities will work with you to make property purchase and ownership a delight for nationals, redidents, and foreign investors.


Best wishes to you all


Gina


Nigel Howarth 1181208336

Many for your support Gina,


We do want to work with the TPTB to get these issues resolved - there are a lot of areas that need looking into.


If you, or you know of people, who have problems, please encourage them to visit the site & register.


Thanks again



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

Kapparis Marion 1181326285


Excellent initiative, Nigel, I hope it brings results asap.

Is there any reason why the date of delivery, name of development and name of district is excluded from the registration form? I'd have thought this would be useful information in collating the information.

Marion

Nigel Howarth 1181384165

Thanks Marion,


I agree, this would be useful information. But I wanted to keep the form as simple as possible to encourage people to complete it. If people want to provide further information, they can put it in the description field on the form.


One of my 'partners in crime' Denis O'Hare has been in contact with a number of people who registered problems to get more information, offer advice etc.


Regards,



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

Nigel Howarth 1181398350

One thing I should have added:


Denis O'Hare and myself will be on CyBC Radio 2 next Thursday evening (14th June) at 19:00 local time on Rosie Charalambous program 'Round and About'.


Rosie is trying to get a 'mandarin' from the Ministry of Interior to join us.


Tune in & listen on 91.1FM.


If you're not in Cyprus, CyBC Radio 2 now has live radio streaming link at: http://www.cybc.com.cy/radio/live_radio.html - you should be able to listen to it there are 17:00 UK time.


Regards,



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

Nigel Howarth 1181641701

The Cyprus Property Action Group made the front page on Last Sunday's Mail on Sunday. Here's the article from page 6. (Republished with the kind permission of the Cyprus Mail)


Property Owners Lobby for their Rights


HOME owners have announced the launch of the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG), the first-ever organised pressure group set up to lobby for their rights.


Dennis O’Hare, one of the founders of the CPAG, which also launched its own website earlier in the week, said the idea kicked off in Peyia in discussions with the local council, which in December saw the election of its first foreign-born representative.


“Most of the expats who came to us had property problems. We had a meeting and decided to start an action group to give them some help,” said O’Hare.


“We are reasonable people and polite and do not want to cause a fuss. We want to work courteously and constructively. We do not want to be a bunch of moaners.”


O’Hare said the CPAG would not be limited to Peyia and that the group had already been contacted by thousands of people.


“The more people we talked to, the more contacts we got so we decided to get organised. We are not here to scream and shout. We want to work with the industry. We are all in this together,” he added. He said there were huge problems with buying property in Cyprus and that people’s lives have been ruined.


“Anyone can be a developer, and we know of someone who sold a house to a couple and decided not to finish it. Now, they are being threatened by these people when they say they want to do something about it. These people come here to retire and this is not an isolated example.


“There are many, many more people really suffering and they have no clue where to turn,” he said.


The situation was particularly tough on retirees, O’Hare said. He said many of them came here after being made to believe the law was the same as in the UK.


“But it’s not, and some people get into trouble through no fault of their own. We even know some people who have been trying to get their Title Deeds since 1968.”


Leading CPAG are O’Hare, elected Peyia councillor Linda Leblanc, businessman David Ball, and Nigel Howarth, a business consultant.


The group has already talked to the Interior Minister and been contacted by people in the industry who want to work with them.


“Our first task is to quantify the problems and build up a database of several thousand people,” said O’Hare. “There were people who were petrified to talk but now we have given them the strength to do that.”


The CPAG can be contacted at http://www.cyprus-property-action-group.net, but because some retirees in Cyprus might not be internet savvy, O’Hare said, they can also send their written statements to PO Box 62427, Paphos 806


10th June 2007 By Jean Christou


Copyright © Cyprus Mail 2007



Cheers,



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

Nigel Howarth 1181831293

Don't forget to tune in & listen to Denis O'Hare & myself on CyBC Radio 2 this evening around 19:00 on 91.1, 92.4 FM.


If you're not in Cyprus, CyBC Radio 2 now has live radio streaming link at: http://www.cybc.com.cy/radio/live_radio.html - you should be able to listen to it there are 17:00 UK time.


Cheers,



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

Nigel Howarth 1191858941

It's just 4 months since we started the Cypus Property Action Group (CPAG). So far, more than 2,000 property buyers, both expatriate & Cypriot, have registered with us; telling of their problems and offering their support.


So if you've had a problem with 'dodgy' developers & lawyers, unregistered (illegal) estate agents, illegal buildings, structural faults, Title Deeds, Immovable Property Tax, etc, etc, etc.


the Cyprus Property Action Group wants to hear from you.


We are a pressure group dedicated to creating awareness within the industry and Government of the problems buyers may face as a result of buying property in Cyprus and lobbying for change.


We have already held discussion with a number of key players in Government, the Legal profession, senior civil servants, and others involved in the industry.


If you do not (currently) have problems with your property but support our aims we would be very grateful if you would help us by registering your name and contact details on our website.


Thanks for your attention & support.



Nigel (aka EPHMH)

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