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ncfp-archiveNCFP Archive – 11th September 2009

We had an email from John Pattison saying, “Something for your web site that may link me with other buyers of the same development:

“Not a new case, just another victim of Uz Bay Investments (Alpan Uz & Mustafa Baykan) handled badly by Unwin Estates.

Site Ref:  Alpan Uz & Mustafa Baykan – Develi, Esentepe
Koçan (Registration) Nos: 15442
Plot Nos: 252/13/2 and 252/14
Sheet plan number: X111.15.E2

Out of 21 plots 19 were actually started which tells me the original intention was to fulfil the contracts the company entered into. However, 4 years on, with 19 properties partially built and 2 remaining as virgin ground, in a strange way I feel quite lucky that I’ve only paid one stage payment for my untouched plot whereas others have made 2 or 3 payments and still have very little to show for their money.

At first sight, the 3 bed villas with pool in Esentepe seemed like a great idea 4 years ago but due to a dispute between the partners Alpan Uz and Mustafa Baykan in Uz Bay Investments we all stand to lose our money. Buyers paid money to Unwin Estates but allegedly that money was paid only to Alpan Uz and nothing went to Mustafa Baykan. This is what I understand to have caused Mustafa Baykan to take legal action against his partner Alpan Uz and what caused progress on the development to halt indefinitely.

Unwin Estates hasn’t responded to my enquiries, Alpan Uz has answered my numerous phone calls only twice in a year and I have never had any contact details for Mustafa Baykan until recently when I met other buyers on the site.

I now have had a lot of information concerning the site directly from Mustafa Baykan and from other buyers even if Alpan Uz and Mark Unwin continue to ignore my requests for information. I have been told that Alpan Uz has moved all his assets into his mother’s name to avoid claims against him although he allegedly continues to spend heavily on building his own new villa. He is rumoured to have spent £100,000 on marble tiles following a big spend of ornate windows. If this is true, it doesn’t sound fair that someone with a debt to 21 customers and who is unlikely to finish the villas he is contracted to build, should be spending so much money on his own property whilst apparently leaving his customers out of pocket by something in the region of £ 950,000.

Contractually the buyers are entitled to £500/month compensation after 3 months delay and this equates to £ 346,500. In theory this would reduce the price of each villa by about 18% if there was any chance enforcing this. If Mustafa Baykan wins the case against Alpan Uz he is quoted as saying he wants to increase the price regardless of the contract that binds him to finish at the stated price.

Apparently Mark Unwin isn’t entirely blameless in all this. He is alleged to have invoiced a buyer (maybe more than one) for the 2nd and 3rd stage payment before the property was even at that stage and then subsequently didn’t forward that money to the development Uz Bay Investments or personally to Mustafa Baykan or Alpan Uz. In any other country that would count as fraud and I’m sure that buyers will consider his actions as amounting to as much.

Some buyers have placed a court injunction on their plot because they cannot put an injunction on plots subjected to other contracts. Injunctions are helpful in making sure Alpan Uz or even Mustafa Baykan cannot sell them again but they are limited to a time period so need to be renewed indefinitely if they are to be affective.

If all 21 buyers joined forces and put an injunction on the entire site we are protected but still haven’t got our villas. I’ve propose that we go ahead with a joint injunction but also the buyers bring this to court in an attempt to seize the land we’ve jointly already paid for. If successful we’ll continue with another builder under my project management or that of an elected group of buyers with relevant skills.

If that isn’t possible under local law the only way of recovering money is not by throwing more money at the ineffective legal system but by using debt collectors. Legal or not it would be able to recovery money disguised as mother’s assets whereas as a legal claim may or may not win but either way we wouldn’t be paid because Alpan has no assets of his own. Mustafa also has no other assets but as of this time he legally owns the land out money is attached to. The first court battle between the partners went in favour of Mustafa and he was awarded his land back.

For any buyers of these properties that want to contact me use [email protected] Or call me on +971 55 942 4433″

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21 comments to NCFP Archive – 6 Years Ago | Homebuyers Beware!

  • Miltiades

    My heart goes …out for all you frikkking idiots who rushed to buy cheap stolen properties from the same crooks that deprived me and thousands upon thousands of other Cypriots of their LEGA properties.
    You deserve all the rotten luck in the word you stupid cheapskates.

  • AM

    Deprived you of yours…… that when you were scrounging off the British system for all those years ?

    Anyway you will be able to have your land back soon and live among those very nice Turkish people you love so much,.. don’t forget to mend that goat shed by the way… its in a terrible state of late 🙂

  • Miltiades

    Have lived and worked in the UK, still working at 69, I have embraced this nation and have respected and still do, its political, legal and cultural identity. I proudly carry my British passport and I stand up for my adopted country.

    My extended family covers all corners of the UK, my late English wife, my late daughter in law, my sister in law, my nieces and nephews all carry English blood in their veins, so do my children and grandchildren. Im more English than you cheapskates !!

  • Ian Edwards

    I’m not English at all, Yiannis….

  • AM

    So if you are a Cypriot by birth how the hell can you be more English than me ?

    If that’s your argument then I have spent more time than you in Cyprus so that makes me more Cypriot than you. ?

  • Ian Edwards

    He’s got you there, Yiannis.

  • Miltiades

    AM, how sure are you that your English? Did you know your father ?

  • AM

    Oh dear Milti.. Hahaha
    You get a right old kicking on CF so you come sculking on hear…p..s off you deranged excuse for a human being.

  • Miltiades

    Got what on CF ? Are you really this stupid ?
    On CYF there are 3 Isis supporters and American haters. I challenge the baskets and have done so for years now. These morons hate the West, Israel in particular and detest America, I change the freeking baskets and in doing so my posts attract numerous views time and time again. You really are thick man.

    Now go and look for your father and find out if he was ,,,,English !

  • AM i said deranged and deluded.
    The only thing people who read CF think is that you are a complete idiot except the half dozen or so simular minded people on there.

    Your rantings are really funny and you are so thick you don’t even realise what is going on.
    Hahaha’s tragic.

  • Miltiades

    Since it appears that you follow me on CYF perhaps you can draw my attention to those on the CYF who gang up against me.
    I will help you here. First is the psycho GR American and Israel hater.
    Second is the pervert Garavnos, the recently converted to Islam who adomires ISIS.
    Any more Stupid ?

  • Ian Edwards

    If GR is the Get Real who has posted on here, then I agree that he really is a psycho…he’s seriously in need of help.

  • Miltiades

    Indeed he is. He passionately HATES America, Israel and the Western world in general. I oppose his views which also includes personal attacks on members families, health issues etc.
    He is also a devout ……Christian !!!!

    I attack the individual and never a member of his or hers family.

  • AM

    Milti, don’t flatter yourself I do not follow you on there, I generally read the forum ? but its hard to avoid you on there with your inane ramblings and tantrums on most threads.

    The theme with you on there is exactly as they are here,.. if someone disagrees with you they are open for abuse from you.

  • Miltiades

    “if someone disagrees with you they are open for abuse from you.”
    You are absolutely correct Plonker!
    If anyone has opposing views from mine on the Isis savage barbarians then I dish out the Milti treatment.

  • AM

    I wasn’t just talking about the scum ISIS,…. I was talking about things in general you cretin.

  • Miltiades

    Put up or shut it you stupid moron.
    Give us an example, I promise not too tell to go and flip your self , if you know what I mean you ignorant peasant.

  • AM

    There you go…total abuse ?

    You really do need some psychiatric help fella.

  • Miltiades

    Whe you post rubbish dont complain if I reprimand you Plonker.

  • Wallet and Gromit

    Just ignore the twat and he will go away.

  • Miltiades

    Would Einstein CARE TO BACK UP HIS COMMENTS ON MY WELL READ THREADS on CY Forum, if not then he can jolly well shut up.

    As for the …highly Boring W..C I suggest he does himself what he preaches. Bunch of ignoramus peasants if I ever came across.

    Here are some of the views I regularly express on the CY Forum that some morons find unacceptable.
    1. I support the West, its culture its civilization , freedom of speech, freedom of faith, freedom of marriage.
    2. I passionately detest the savages who call them selves ISIS instead of fricking barbarians.
    3. I detest the ideology that preaches young men and women that committing murder killing innocent bystanders by blowing them selves up opens the gate to ….paradise.
    4. I support a unified Cyprus where all Cypriots are equal regardless of which of the false motherlands they may have been indoctrinated to embrace.
    5. I have never in all my more than 9 years on CY Forum advocated or expressed hatred against my Cypriot compatriots, the T/Cs, themselves victims of extremists that caused the Cyprus problem.
    6.I have ferociously defended our way of life in the West, our ability and divine right to believe or not believe in what I consider to be a man made religious philosophy handed down from generation to generation.
    7. I support the right of Palestinians to their own homeland but not at the expense of destroying Israel.
    8. I totally and utterly detest all those who, acting like hyenas descended in the occupied parts of Cyprus in search of cheap STOLEN properties.

    Just some of my views that conflict with 2 or 3 members views on the CY Forum.