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Bill Cash MP is urging British property owners in Cyprus to contact their MP to get in touch with Bill who is coordinating an All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus.

BILL CASH, Member of Parliament for Stone, is urging British property owners in Cyprus to contact their MPs to form the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus:

Please ask your MP to join the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus

As many of you may know, a meeting was held in Parliament on 31st October, at which it was agreed that I would co-ordinate an All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus.

I am intending to hold the first session for that group as soon as reasonably possible. However, the setting up of the group depends upon your involvement – I am asking you to please contact your MP and urge them strongly to get in touch with me. This will mean that your MP can then join the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus.

I have been vigorously pursuing this issue in this country and Cyprus itself and have spoken to a number of government ministers there in my capacity as Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee during the Cyprus presidency.

I strongly recommend that you or other people you may know who are involved in trying to obtain justice and fairness in relation to their properties in Cyprus to contact their MP and urge them strongly to get in touch with me. This will mean that your MP can then join with me to form the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus. It will allow us to set up a fully, effective All Party Group to act as a parliamentary coordination for the defence of your interests.

It is very much in the interest of all those involved to have a parliamentary framework within which to continue to exert pressure on your behalf, irrespective of any legal considerations.

The various individuals and groups cover many different parts of the country with different constituencies and different MPs from all parties who I am sure will want to help but cannot currently do so unless there is a degree of coordination of the kind I am suggesting.

Please circulate this letter so that those involved may ask their MPs to join the group.

Yours ever,

Bill Cash
Member of Parliament, Stone

The name and contact details of your MP can be found via http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/

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  • Costas Apacket says:

    In addition to my earlier post, I have also contacted Bill Cash to let him know that I have asked my MP to contact him and requested that he lets me know if this does not happen so that I can take the necessary.

    I think it’s well worth while following up with your MP to ensure they have at least contacted Bill cash.

  • rod chamberlain says:

    Have just emailed my MP and join the group and wish everyone all the best this works out.

  • Bravo! says:

    Thank you for the templates. Hoping it may assist people, please find the letter I sent to my MP below.

    All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus.

    I am writing to request you to please join the “All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus” being co-ordinated by Bill Cash MP. Mr Cash has specifically asked all those affected by Cypriot property malpractice, as I have been, to contact our MPs to request your support. Please find Mr Cash’s letter below. The All Party Group is intended to provide a parliamentary framework within which to exert pressure on behalf of victims.

    I am one of your constituents and would be very happy to meet to explain both my personal predicament and the wider issues affecting many tens of thousands of British citizens. My case is typical: a property was sold to me after December 2007 that the developer has a mortgage on. While a developer has a mortgage on a property, title deeds will not be released. With no title deeds, it is effectively impossible to sell on the property. That the developer had a mortgage on the land was not disclosed to me. The European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) came into force in December 2007 giving consumers the right to know all material facts related to a purchase. Had I known that the developer had a mortgage on the land, I would not have signed the sales contract. In addition, 1. the property was sold to me under false pretences of a guaranteed rental income which never materialised and 2. the bank gave me a mortgage denominated in Swiss Francs, which I later learned, constitutes a complex financial product that entails a high degree of risk due to currency fluctuation and which is deemed unsuitable for the general population. The net result is that I have a very large debt to my name from a Cypriot bank and am living under the threat that I may lose my home in the UK as the Cypriot bank may try to enforce repayment of the debt.

    Please join the All Party Parliamentary Group.

    Bill Cash MP can be contacted at http://www.billcashmp.co.uk/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=14

    Thank you in advance. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely,

  • Janner says:

    Good morning all,

    I’ve just contact my MP, Lady Sylvia Hermon, using the template from ‘fighting for justice’ posted on 8th Nov and going to the ‘www.writetothem.com’ website where you can contact your MP directly. It took 5 minutes.

    The more involved means a bigger voice!

  • Gary says:

    I emailed Gregg McClymont MP, and received a prompt response. I would encourage everyone with a house in Cyprus to do likewise even if you believe you will get your Title Deeds one day.

  • Fighting For Justice says:

    Suggested letter template:

    Your MP
    House of Commons
    London
    SW1A 0AA

    Dear Mr/Ms xxxxxx

    All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus

    I am writing to you as a victim of the Cyprus property scandals and am requesting your help. There are approx. 40,000 British victims of the title deeds scandal in Cyprus as well as many other practices that should never happen in a country that is a member of the EU.

    These practises have robbed me of many thousands of pounds and have the potential to deny me a safe and secure future with a roof over my head because of the failure of the Cyprus Government to regulate their property industry and their legal representatives. There is no effective recourse if I have a complaint against a lawyer and no one else wants to know. This problem is hanging over my head and I cannot have any sort of peace of mind while it continues.

    I implore you, as my elected representative in the British Government, to join this All Party Parliamentary Group and help the many thousands of British citizens caught up in this major problem. Please contact the office of Bill Cash MP, who is coordinating this All Party Group. Please give me some hope for the future.

    I look forward to hearing from you and would like to thank you in anticipation.

    Yours sincerely

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Alison wright says:

    Contact made with Bill Cash today. I really hope we can get some action on the scandalous rip off we have all suffered.

  • Andrew says:

    Anyone who has purchased a home and has not yet received their Title Deeds should contact their MP now.

    Forget all “This is Cyprus” nonsense and join the fight for justice.

  • Daisyannah says:

    I emailed Stephen Hammond MP half an hour ago and have already received a reply that he will contact Bill Cash. Quick response. Fingers crossed.

  • Daisyannah says:

    Would this serve as a template? Any suggestions welcome.

    I am writing to you to ask that you contact Bill Cash MP regarding the current plight of thousands of UK citizens caught up in the property scandal in Cyprus.

    Bill Cash MP attended a meeting which was held in Parliament on 31st October, at which it was agreed that he would co-ordinate an All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus.

    He is intending to hold the first session for that group as soon as reasonably possible. However, the setting up of the group depends upon your involvement – and I urge you strongly to get in touch with him so that you can join the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus.

    Bill Cash MP has been vigorously pursuing this issue in the UK and Cyprus itself and has spoken to a number of Government Ministers there in his capacity as Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee during the Cyprus presidency.

    Your involvement will mean that you can then join with him to form the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus. It will allow for the set up a fully, effective All Party Group to act as a parliamentary coordination for the defence of our interests.

    We desperately need a parliamentary framework within which to continue to exert pressure on our behalf, irrespective of any legal considerations.

    The people affected cover many different parts of the UK with different constituencies and different MPs from all parties who I am sure will want to help but cannot currently do so unless there is a degree of coordination of the kind Bill Cash is suggesting.

    Therefore, I ask that you contact him as soon as possible to get the ball rolling as a matter of urgency.

  • For non-UK residents, I suggest that you contact Bill Cash via his website at http://www.billcashmp.co.uk/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=14

    and also Daniel Hannan MEP whose email address you may find at http://www.conservativeeurope.com/mep/80/Daniel-Hannan-MEP.aspx

  • steve says:

    Just sent mine, as described below it takes 5 minutes. Get on the ball, remember the big banks and the PPI scandal who thought they were above everybody and untouchable. This is a lifeline for all the people who were caught up.

  • Keith Cannon says:

    I live in Cyprus I don’t have an English MP. But I am very interested to put my points forward to this All Party Parliamentary Group. How can I do this?

    Keith

  • excambridge says:

    Glad to hear about this. I am a British subject caught up in the Cyprus problems of owning property.
    I would like to add my name to the list however having left the British Isles more than 20 years ago am unable to vote and therefore do not have an MP to write to. Most British MP if not all will only respond to their constituents.

    I am sure there are many others in a similar situation is there any way we can assist in this?

  • UBoat says:

    I’m In

    Cheers and hope this moves the situation forward for all of us in a positive way…..

  • Fighting For Justice says:

    It must be remembered that anyone who lived in the UK in the last 15 years is still eligible to vote here so can still send the letter to the MP representing the area they used to live in.

    This is a unique opportunity to really get some momentum going.

  • Costas Apacket says:

    Bill is aware of our situation, but I’ve just contacted my MP through the ‘Write to them’ website.

    I encourage everyone to do this via this link:

    http://www.writetothem.com/

    Just enter your UK postcode into the box and the website will instantly identify your current MP, plus your Local Councillors and also your Regional MEP’s.

    Click on your MP’s name and it provides you with a very simple letter template which you just complete and hit the send button to automatically send it to your MP.

    You will get a confirmation email in which you need to click a link to confirm that it is actually you who has completed the template and that’s it!

    I just copied and pasted Bills letter above into the template and then added a few explanatory comments to advise our MP what we need him to do.

    Took less than 5 mins from start to finish. Simples!

  • Alison wright says:

    I live near to Stone and am also a victim of the Cyprus property scandal. I wish to express my total support and would like to be kept updated.

    Regards
    Alison Wright

  • Fighting For Justice says:

    Bill is my MP and is very enthusiastic about this. He is very aware that many of us have felt increasingly powerless over the years as we’ve been passed from pillar to post and everyone seemed to refer us elsewhere.

    A template letter will be available in the next day or so and I’ll send it to Nigel to publicise to you all.

  • Bravo! says:

    Bravo! And thank you.

    Has anyone drafted a letter which could be circulated as a template?

  • Geo says:

    This is it.

    Do as Bill cash asks and lets get the ball rolling.

    Pass this to as many people as possible let’s get it out in the open and get somethihng done.

  • marktyler says:

    Hail! This sounds like a useful initiative. Hopefully, Mr Cash will make clear this move and numbers of people involved to the Troika well before time.

    Troika and EU should be considering Cyprus membership, not just its bailout.

    The cheating and shenanigans are way overboard. Don’t lose good money after bad.

    TROIKA WAKE-UP! Your wallet is near the reptile’s mouth – and the reptile is hungry!

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