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Town planning amnesty presentation at Paphos UKCA

The Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) will be giving a presentation on the provisions of the Town Planning Amnesty laws at the Paphos UKCA on Saturday, 27th of August starting at 10:00 am. All are welcome to attend.

UNDER the provisions of the amnesty laws, those who have yet to receive their Title Deeds can submit a Statement of Intent by October 7, 2011 to have planning infringements legitimised or can submit a full application in cases where architectural plans are available.

The statement of intent should be affordable as it involves only filling an application and getting the statement under oath from the architect, no drawings involved, just a general description of the problem.

A fee to correct any planning infringements will only be imposed if the property has been overbuilt. The fee will be based on the extent of the overbuild and will be based on values set by the Land Registry that will be a fraction of its actual market value. There is a 20% discount for those making an application during the first year of the amnesty and a 10% discount for those applying in the second year.

Coverage problems or other building issues like excessive height or distances from boundaries etc. will be resolved with non financial measures such as planting, appearance improvements etc.

Come along to the presentation and listen to what the amnesty has to offer. There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

The presentation will be held at the UKCA in Paphos on
Saturday, 27th of August starting at 10:00 am.

(The UKCA clubhouse is situated on the main coastal road in Chlorakas heading towards Coral Bay and opposite the St George Hotel).

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  • Costas Apacket says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if we actually knew if our properties had any planning violations or not?

    Oh sorry, that would be an easily accessible and transparent information system.

    I forgot for a moment, this is Cyprus!

  • Gavin Jones says:

    This should be an interesting experience. More smoke and mirrors?

  • Terri Tankin says:

    The UKCA building does not have planning permits, will they be the first to apply?

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