Cyprus News | The Day of Reckoning


Cyprus News | The Day of Reckoning

“People movin’ out
People movin’ in
Why, because of the color of their skin
Run, run, run, but you sho’ can’t hide
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Vote for me, and I’ll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on”

This time tomorrow, it will be all over bar the shouting as they say. I have been here for seven years and have experienced two Governments; CTP and then UBP. I cannot say that as a property victim, one party helped people in our position more than the other. I just found the second of the two somewhat spiteful and childish in their treatment of me as an individual, of course this is purely a personal opinion. Paranoid, well maybe, but then who can really blame me?

Of course, the situation is not just about me, there are thousands of property victims ranging from small problems to huge ones. This idea of making the situation better for new purchasers is like sticking a small band aid on a gaping wound. Until there is a solution to the existing problems, there will be no significant number of new purchasers to worry about, anyway.

Of course the legal profession tell us we must fight through the courts. They would wouldn’t they; jobs for them for years to come. The only flaw in this plan is a) we do not have the money left to pay their fees and they do value themselves very highly and b) many of us know we do not have years left to fight. The legal profession also seem to forget that had they protected our interests properly during the initial purchase, further legal battles would not be necessary.

I personally think the solution must come from the top. From those who took their eye off the ball, who allowed the building sector to develop un-policed and without any guidance from their professional bodies. Those who allowed them to ignore the law that says infrastructure must be in place before building. If this law had been obeyed, there would be no one on builder’s tariff electricity, no one without mains water. No build would be completed without the necessary permissions and permits. Utopia. Well I guess we will never have that, but we could get a lot closer to it by obeying the rules, instead of the HELL a lot of us find ourselves living in.

The Government will either have to do the right thing or risk years of misery whilst the building sector limps from one catastrophe to the next. It isn’t rocket science, it will not be cheap, but it will reap its own rewards. Think of all the fees going into the Government coffers. Speculate to accumulate.

Let us pray that after today, a new Government means a new beginning.

Never give in never give up

Pauline Ann Read


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