NEWS of the many problems being experienced by British citizens who have bought property in Cyprus has reached the ears of the UK Government.
Yesterday, Lord Jones of Cheltenham tabled two questions in the House of Lords. Replies to both questions are due by 27th November:
- To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are offering to United Kingdom citizens who have bought property in Cyprus but have not received their title deeds.
- To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Cyprus over the practice of allowing developers to use title deeds of completed houses as collateral for future loans, with reference to Article 23 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus.
These questions, which require a written answer, will be passed to the responsible Government department.
For those who wish to follow the progress of these questions, their references are HL6385 and HL6386 respectively and can be found on the House of Lords website.
A Gloucestershire County Councillor from 1989, Nigel Jones was Member of Parliament for Cheltenham from 1992 until he stepped down at the 2005 general election.
On January 28, 2000, deranged constituent Robert Ashman attacked Jones and his assistant, local councillor Andrew Pennington, with a samurai sword. Pennington was killed, and Jones was severely injured.
On 13 May 2005 it was announced that Nigel Jones would be created a life peer, and the peerage was created on 20 June 2005 as Baron Jones of Cheltenham, of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucestershire.