Looking Back on North Cyprus 2010 – part 1

A GLANCE BACK in NORTH CYPRUSThe old year is almost gone, what will 2011 bring, well I can honestly say, I really can not imagine how it could be worse than 2010 for me personally and probably for all of you looking for justice with your property related problems.

January 18th

High Court Hearing with regard to Appeal against Akfinans Court judgement.

Arrived at court, Akan Kursat and my Advocate went into chambers with Judge, 20 minutes later they came out and I was told that the Judge had been made aware by Akan Kursat of my Breach of Contract win and persuaded the Judge, I did not need two remedies for the same problem, I was told that the case had been thrown out. The following week I received an e mail from my Advocate advising me that the Judge had awarded Akfinans Bank LImited costs against me in the sum of £1000. I insisted I see a copy of this award. I then get a call from my Advocate’s office saying that my Advocate had spoken with the court officials and if I WITHDREW THE CASE, I would not have to pay the costs, but, if I did not, they would throw it out and I would have to pay the costs. I sent an e mail stating I withdrew the case UNDER DURESS.

On the 22nd January 2010 were told of Akfinans’s plan to put all the properties up for Auction within three weeks.

Also during January, work on our new house in Edremit was progressing. Living in a K5 house was a nightmare due to water penetration and damp spores affecting my lungs.

February 2010

Work on the new house or lack of it, started to cause concern. Our Chartered Surveyor who was also our friend at that time, had gone on holiday and we were feeding his cats and making sure the builders (same one as us) were getting on and locking up at night for a few days of his holiday. This was when we became truly alarmed at the quality of the builder’s work, the standard he was displaying at the home of our friend, who had recommended the builder, was so poor and so slow that when our friend returned he rejected it and had the majority of it redone. During this time Chris was also removing our fence and making arrangements to remove our sheds from Kulaksiz 5 Also things were going downhill rapidly with the builder who seemed to think he was doing us the favour and that his low quality workmanship was acceptable to us even though it had not been to our Chartered Surveyor and former friend. During February there was some very heavy rain and water was penetrating both the old house and the new.

March 2010

All sorts of hassle with new house. For example tile grout in a beige kitchen was blue – eventually it was changed.. Tiling so bad much had to be replaced and even now lips everywhere. It is impossible to drag anything across the floor of any room without encountering an obstacle caused by the number of lips due to bad tiling. The fireplace has a unique list to it. At the end of February we were aware that the choice of builder had been a mistake. The builder did loan us a lorry to move the fences and some trees but thereafter his helpfulness ceased.

It was also around this time that I questioned the builder about the cracks in the bedroom, he then, for the first time, calmly explained that he had had to underpin that part of the house and the Government inspector had supervised this work and signed it off as being satisfactory, he said he had the paperwork at home. I was shocked, my former friend the Chartered Surveyor, when questioned, claimed that this was the first time he had heard about it and he had seen no evidence of it. He even doubted I had understood what the builder had said. The vendor later confirmed that it was true. I asked the builder for the paperwork, I pointed out that now this was my property it should be given to me. He promised he would let me have it. I am still waiting. It was too late to do anything about it but having suffered the problems with the Kulaksiz 5 property, I would not have bought a house knowing that it had been underpinned. I had taken precautions, consulted with experts and still got caught again.

I am writing about my year in four parts, it would be too long to do in one article. Tomorrow I will tell you of my spaghetti type groundwork for the sewage pipes and lack of inspection chambers.

The old year is almost gone, what will 2011 bring, well I can honestly say, I really can not imagine how it could be worse than 2010 for me personally and probably for all of you looking for justice with your property related problems.
January  18th High Court Hearing with regard to Appeal against Akfinans Court judgement.
Arrived at court, Akan Kursat and my Advocate went into chambers with Judge, 20 minutes later they came out and I was told that the Judge had been made aware by Akan Kursat of my Breach of Contract win and persuaded the Judge, I did not need two remedies for the same problem,  I was told that the case had been thrown out.    The following week I received an e mail from my Advocate advising me that the Judge had awarded  Akfinans Bank LImited costs against me in the sum of £1000.   I insisted I see a copy of this award.    I then get a  call
from my Advocate’s office saying that my Advocate had spoken with the court officials and if I WITHDREW THE CASE, I would not have to pay the costs, but, if I did not, they would throw it out and I would have to pay the costs.   I sent an e mail stating I withdrew the case UNDER DURESS.    On the 22nd January 2010 were told of Akfinans’s plan to put all the properties up for Auction within three weeks.
Also during January, work on our new house in  Edremit was progressing.   Living if K5 house was a nightmare due to water penetration and damp spores affecting my lungs.
February 2010
Work on the new house or lack of it, started to cause concern.   Our Chartered  Surveyor who was also our friend at that time, had gone on holiday and we were feeding his cats and making sure the builders (same one as us) were getting on and locking up at night for a few days of
his holiday.  This was when we became truly alarmed at the quality of the builder’s work, the standard he was displaying at the home of our friend, who had recommended the builder, was so poor and so slow that when our friend returned he rejected it and had the majority of it
redone.  During this time Chris was also removing our fence and making arrangements to remove our sheds from Kulaksiz 5  Also things were
going downhill rapidly with the builder who seemed to think he was doing us the favour and that his low quality workmanship was acceptable to
us even though it had not been to our Chartered Surveyor and former friend.     During February there was some very heavy rain and water was
penetrating both the old house and the new.
March 2010
All sorts of hassle with new house.  For example tile grout in a beige kitchen was blue – eventually it was changed..   Tiling so bad much had to be replaced and even now lips everywhere.  It is impossible to drag anything across the floor of any room without encountering an obstacle caused by the number of lips due to bad tiling.   The fireplace has a unique list to it.  At the end of February we were aware that the choice of builder had been a mistake.  The builder did loan us a lorry to move the fences and some trees but thereafter his helpfulness ceased
It was also around this time that I questioned the builder about the cracks in the bedroom, he then, for the first time, calmly explained that he had had to underpin that part of the house and the Government inspector had supervised this work and signed it off as being satisfactory, he said he had the paperwork at at home.      I was shocked, my former friend the Chartered Surveyor, when questioned, claimed that this was the first time he had heard about it and he had seen no evidence of it.  he even doubted I had understood what the builder had said.  The vendor later confirmed, that it was true.   I asked the builder for the paperwork, I pointed out that now this was my property, it should be given to me.  He promised he would let me have it.   I am still waiting.   It was too late to do anything about it but having suffered the problems with the Kulaksiz
5 property, I would not have bought a house knowing that it had been underpinned.  I had taken precautions, consulted with experts and still got caught again.
I am writing about my year in four parts, it would be too long to do in one article.  Tomorrow I will tell you of my spaghetti type ground work for the sewage pipes and lack of inspection chambers.
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