SPEAKING at a press conference on the implementation progress of Town Planning Amnesty Neoclis Sylikiotis urged those whose properties suffer from planning infringements to submit Letter of Intent before the 7th April deadline.
Mr Sylikiotis warned that after the deadline the opportunity to legitimise planning infringements will cease and that legal action will be taken against those who continue to break the law. Filing a Statement of Intent is free of charge.
According to official figures 7,798 Statements of Intent have been submitted and those concerned have been sent a letter indicating the number to use when submitting their application.
To date, the Land Registry has received 1,058 Certificates of Approval:
- 906 have been issued without notes and the properties will be issued with a ‘clean’ Title Deed.
- 134 have been issued with notes detailing planning irregularities that will be recorded on the Title Deed of the relevant properties.
- 18 have been issued with a Certificate of Unauthorised Works as the properties in question suffer from ‘significant’ planning infringements. This will result in a prohibition being placed on the Title that will prevent the affected property being sold, transferred, mortgaged, etc.
These Certificates will facilitate the registration of approximately 1,778 housing units; Title Deeds for 36 have already been issued – and the Land Registry in Larnaca is expected to issue 130 Title Deeds in the next few days for a large housing development..
Providing a Statement of Intent is submitted before 7th April, applicants will have until 7th October 2014 to apply for a Certificate of Final Completion for the building.