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Need A Recommended Lawyer in Cyprus?

Do you need a lawyer in Cyprus?

If you need to instruct a lawyer in Cyprus it can be hard to decide who to choose.

Whether you are dealing with a property transaction, an inheritance matter or a commercial issue, without a suitable recommendation for a lawyer in Cyprus it is difficult to know where to start to make sure you find a reputable English-speaking Cypriot Lawyer who is right to assist you with your legal matter.

Fortunately, Worldwide Lawyers can help!

Worldwide Lawyers can put you in touch with a recommended English-speaking lawyer in Cyprus who will provide a non-obligation quote. Contact us on 01244 470 339 or email us at info@worldwidelawyers.co.uk.

We have provided a little bit of guidance below to help point you in the right direction when choosing a lawyer in Cyprus. You can of course just contact us for details of a recommended lawyer in Cyprus too!

When deciding on a suitable lawyer in Cyprus to instruct you will need to check that your lawyer is as follows (All Worldwide Lawyer’s Recommended Cypriot lawyers satisfy the following):

  • Registered: You should check that your Cypriot lawyer is registered the Cyprus bar association.
  • Insured: It is wise to check that your lawyer in Cyprus has professional indemnity insurance, to cover the advice that they provide to you.
  • Experienced: Not all lawyers in Cyprus do the same type of legal work. You will therefore need to ensure that the lawyer in Cyprus has the experience and expertise to assist you with your specific legal matter.
  • English-speaking: Your Cypriot lawyer should be fluent in English so that you will be able to understand the advice being provided.
  • Recommended: Are you able to find anyone who has used the lawyer before and can recommend their services? Worldwide Lawyers obtain feedback from other people who have previously instructed Cypriot lawyers to get their feedback and recommendations.
  • Independent: It is extremely important to make sure that your Cypriot lawyer is not in any way connected to the seller, estate agent or property developer (if dealing with a property transaction) or the other side to your case. So steer clear from recommendations from estate agents, developers, sellers or the party on the other side of your transaction!

If you need advice in relation to Cypriot law, whether in Paphos, Limassol, Nicosia, or any where else on the island (including in Northern Cyprus), Worldwide Lawyers can put you in touch with a recommended English-speaking lawyer in Cyprus who has the relevant experience to assist you. All of our recommended Cypriot lawyers are registered and insured in accordance with their practice requirements in Cyprus.

We can put you in touch with a lawyer in Cyprus who can assist with any of the following areas of law:

  • Buying, Selling or Transferring Property in Cyprus.
  • Wills, Probate, Succession and Inheritance Law in Cyprus.
  • Resealing Cyprus Grant of Probate / Resealing Foreign Grants of Probate in Cyprus.
  • Cypriot Contract Law.
  • Family Law in Cyprus / Divorce law in Cyprus.
  • Debt Recovery in Cyprus
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Cyprus
  • Enforcing Judgments in Cyprus
  • Buying or Selling a Yacht in Cyprus, Yacht Registrations
  • Cypriot Shipping Law
  • Banking and Finance in Cyprus
  • Cypriot Tax Law and Tax Planning

If you need a lawyer in Cyprus, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01244 470 339 or email us at info@worldwidelawyers.co.uk

Our friendly and experienced team will be able to discuss your requirements with you and, if required, put you in touch with a suitable law firm in Cyprus to provide you with a no-obligation quote for their services.

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Immoveable Property Commission: Northern Cyprus Compensation Claims Deadline Extended!!

In May 2015 Worldwide Lawyers published an article encouraging owners of property in Northern Cyprus that had been abandoned during the Turkish military intervention in 1974, to investigate whether they would be eligible to make a claim for compensation for the loss of that property.

In 2005 the government in the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (TRNC) passed legislation which created the Immovable Property Compensation Commission (IPC), an organisation which seeks to provide a just and effective remedy to the property claims of Greek Cypriots who lost control of their properties in the 1970’s.

Originally, the Immovable Property Commission was intended to operate from the date of the legislation until 21 December 2009 and was later extended to 21 December 2015. The Immoveable Property Commission claims deadline has now been extended again for at least another 2 years.

For further information about to find out who is eligible to claim, see the full article here: Lost Property in Northern Cyprus – The Immoveable Property Commission.

According to the Immoveable Property Commission, as of 14 December 2015, 6249 applications have been lodged with the Commission and the Commission has paid £213,208,171 in compensation to applicants.

 

I want to make a claim to the IPC. What do I do next?

Contact Worldwide Lawyers today on 01244 470339 or at info@worldwidelawyers.co.uk.

Worldwide Lawyers can put you in touch with a lawyer in Northern Cyprus (TRNC) who has experience assisting Greek Cypriots and their families with claims to the Immoveable Property Compensation Commission for compensation.

We can provide you with further information about making an application to the Immoveable Property Compensation Commission and obtain a no-obligation quotation from an experienced lawyer in Northern Cyprus into assist you with all aspects of your IPC claim.

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Lost Property in Northern Cyprus – The Immoveable Property Commission

During the Turkish military intervention of Cyprus in 1974, thousands of Greek Cypriots (many of whom are now UK residents) were forced to abandon their properties in Northern Cyprus.

Some of the Greek Cypriots who lost their homes brought the issue to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). They successfully claimed that Turkey had violated their Human Rights as they were now unable to access their properties as a result of the division of the island.

In response to these cases, Turkey was ordered to provide a remedy for those affected.

As a result, in 2005 the government in the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (TRNC) passed legislation which created the Immovable Property Compensation Commission (IPC).

The IPC seeks to provide a just and effective remedy to the property claims of Greek Cypriots who lost control of their properties.

Greek Cypriots must now go through the IPC application process before they would be able to bring a claim to the ECHR.

 

How can the Immoveable Property Compensation Commission help?

The IPC assesses claims by pre-1974 owners of properties in the Northern territory of Cyprus and can make binding orders for one of the following three remedies to be granted to the Greek Cypriots who lost their homes:

  • Restitution (reinstatement of the property to applicant)
  • Exchange (offering an alternative property to the applicant) or
  • Compensation for the loss of the property

The IPC has currently received over 6,000 applications and in the vast majority of cases the remedy ordered has been compensation for the applicant. The Exchange and Restitution remedies have been order in just a handful of cases.

Where compensation is ordered, this is paid by the Turkish government and not the new property owners.

Once a settlement has been reached, applicants are not able to make a claim in respect of their property again in the future.

 

Who can make an application to the IPC?

The application should be made by the person whose name is on the property title deeds.

Where the property is in the name of a deceased person, the application can be submitted by the legal heirs of the deceased person.

If you are entitled to make a claim you can either make the application directly to the IPC yourself or through a representative in Northern Cyprus (usually a lawyer).

 

Will I have to go to Northern Cyprus to make a IPC Claim?

If you instruct a lawyer in Northern Cyprus to assist you, you can provide the lawyer with a Power of Attorney which provides them with the authority to make the application for you on your behalf.

This means that you will not have to travel to Northern Cyprus until the very end of the process when an offer for compensation is accepted.

 

Is there a deadline for making an application to the IPC?

Originally, the Commission was intended to operate from the date of the legislation until 21 December 2009 but was later extended to 21 December 2015. UPDATE: In December 2015 this was extended again to December 2017. Immoveable Property Commission Deadline For Property Compensation Claims in Northern Cyprus Extended to 2017!!

 

I want to make a claim to the IPC. What do I do next?

Contact Worldwide Lawyers today on 01244 470339 or at info@worldwidelawyers.co.uk. There is only a short window in which to make your claim so do not delay getting advice.

Worldwide Lawyers can put you in touch with a lawyer in Northern Cyprus (TRNC) who has experience assisting Greek Cypriots and their families with claims to the Immoveable Property Compensation Commission.

We can provide you with further information about making an application to the Immoveable Property Compensation Commission and obtain a no-obligation quotation from an experienced lawyer in Northern Cyprus into assist you with all aspects of your IPC claim.