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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby 36510 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:27 pm

Maximus wrote:You cant just go repairing whatever you think needs repairing and then deducting the amount from the rent as you see fit, without the landlords approval first.

I understand this. My question refers to a situation where the landlord promises to have it fixed but never comes around, always having another excuse ("was out of the country; my brother is a plumber and will do it, but currently he is in Greece so you have to wait; yes, my brother is back by now but he is busy elsewhere" etc.). Regarding the elevator I was told that the property management decided to not put it back into service as there are too many owners in arrears so they don´t have money. What am I legally expected to do?
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby 36510 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:32 pm

B25 wrote:Does your rental agreement state that you rented a 'Furnished' property??

Yes, it says "fully furnished and equipped".
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby Maximus » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:13 pm

36510 wrote:
Maximus wrote:You cant just go repairing whatever you think needs repairing and then deducting the amount from the rent as you see fit, without the landlords approval first.

I understand this. My question refers to a situation where the landlord promises to have it fixed but never comes around, always having another excuse ("was out of the country; my brother is a plumber and will do it, but currently he is in Greece so you have to wait; yes, my brother is back by now but he is busy elsewhere" etc.). Regarding the elevator I was told that the property management decided to not put it back into service as there are too many owners in arrears so they don´t have money. What am I legally expected to do?


So why don't you tell him, you keep promising to come around but it never gets done. How about I get it fixed and deduct it from the rent?

If this does not work and you are getting the run around, hand in your notice and leave......

This thread is becoming repetitive. I'm out and good luck.
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:29 pm

I think you have communication issues, OP.

Doublecheck that your contract doesn't stipulate for you to do the repairs. Friends of mine have just recently rented out a family home at a low rent because they negotiated with the tenants to do any repairs (plumbing and such ongoing things) as the landlord lives a long way away and doesn't want to sort minor things out.

As for the elevator; it depends on what floor you live on. Fifth and up?
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby 36510 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:21 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:I think you have communication issues, OP.

Yes, in fact. I don´t even know (as I said above) who my landlord actually is. I only received verbal communication that he is in the process of transferring ownership but has to wait for title deeds. Plus I can´t get hold of him while the (alledged) new landlord asked me for rent already (also verbally only - I received nothing in writing from either of them).

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Doublecheck that your contract doesn't stipulate for you to do the repairs.
No, it doesn´t.

GreekIslandGirl wrote:As for the elevator; it depends on what floor you live on. Fifth and up?
2nd floor. As I said there isn´t really a huge problem currently. I just wanted to know the legal situation should things go downhill.

But I´m already looking to buy my own dwelling. I´m tired of renting.
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:33 pm

...you may make a, Notice of Claim, or, Mise en Demeur; proof of delivery, a written notice of severe prejudice.

By setting a reasonable date for the non-conformity to be corrected in your letter, it will certainly help as documentation, if Judicially the cost of the damages are decided, (in any case).

The rent is the rent. Unless the lease Agreement stipulates differently, it is paid accordingly. The harm that the repairs left undone is another issue, and for the sake of Justice seen, the recourse is the answer to this question.

You may want to send this letter to the owner, before the Property is sold. Read your Lease carefully, quoting relevant articles is useful too.
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:45 pm

36510 wrote:But I´m already looking to buy my own dwelling. I´m tired of renting.


Good decision! And good luck. :D
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby Get Real! » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:24 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...you may make a, Notice of Claim, or, Mise en Demeur; proof of delivery, a written notice of severe prejudice.

By setting a reasonable date for the non-conformity to be corrected in your letter, it will certainly help as documentation, if Judicially the cost of the damages are decided, (in any case).

The rent is the rent. Unless the lease Agreement stipulates differently, it is paid accordingly. The harm that the repairs left undone is another issue, and for the sake of Justice seen, the recourse is the answer to this question.

You may want to send this letter to the owner, before the Property is sold. Read your Lease carefully, quoting relevant articles is useful too.

Only little problem is… he's not renting in Canada!

I can’t for the life of me figure out why people who don’t live in Cyprus think that their rental laws also apply to Cyprus! :?

What drugs are you people on? :?
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby Get Real! » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:25 pm

36510 wrote:
B25 wrote:Does your rental agreement state that you rented a 'Furnished' property??

Yes, it says "fully furnished and equipped".

Listen to B25 who lives and works in Cyprus and forget the rest!
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Re: rental law in Cyprus

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 pm

Get Real! wrote:
repulsewarrior wrote:...you may make a, Notice of Claim, or, Mise en Demeur; proof of delivery, a written notice of severe prejudice.

By setting a reasonable date for the non-conformity to be corrected in your letter, it will certainly help as documentation, if Judicially the cost of the damages are decided, (in any case).

The rent is the rent. Unless the lease Agreement stipulates differently, it is paid accordingly. The harm that the repairs left undone is another issue, and for the sake of Justice seen, the recourse is the answer to this question.

You may want to send this letter to the owner, before the Property is sold. Read your Lease carefully, quoting relevant articles is useful too.

Only little problem is… he's not renting in Canada!

I can’t for the life of me figure out why people who don’t live in Cyprus think that their rental laws also apply to Cyprus! :?

What drugs are you people on? :?


...if Cyprus has a legal system based on a Rule of Law, British, (or French, for that matter) my suggestions have merit. He/she is renting, there is a Lease, there are Terms and Conditions, and there is a Claim based on those Terms and Conditions, a notice, with proof of delivery, of such a Claim (and the recourse expected) is always a good first step.

...i can't for the life of me understand Cypriots who call themselves "Greek".
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