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Postby airbornepara » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:15 am

Hi can anyone suggest any good sites for finding long term lets...searched a few sites but prices and details and availability are very confusing.
Hopefully moving out soon, so could do with some advice regards housing, i intend to let for at least 6 months.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Long term lets

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:16 am

Give Limassol and its surrounding villages a go.

Just go there and contact some agents. Don't be afraid to drive a hard bargain either. it's a renter's market.

Bazaari is expected in Cypriot culture. That means negotiate and don't jump to the first property you see either.

http://www.cyprusestateagents.com/limas ... gents.html

Oh and a word of advice. be a little cautious with Cypriot estate Agents. some of them are as bad as British Used car salesmen. Some of them, if they sniff you out, will have a lend of you.
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Re: Long term lets

Postby airbornepara » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:01 am

Thanks my friend. I'm very definitely a little niave about all of this, but not at all concerned.
It is what it is. I'm fortunate enough to be able to make mistakes. Where as a few of my closest friends in the army will never get that opportunity now.
I lost everything here because of addiction ptsd etc, when the money dried up and disappeared, so did the wife. And subsequently the gf didn't hang around either.
So now at 51 I find myself looking to start a new life.
My requirements are modest, an apartment maybe, 350 a month, a job that allows me to live no more no less.
I'll go look at the link you provided. Thanks, Steve
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Re: Long term lets

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:45 am

airbornepara wrote:Thanks my friend. I'm very definitely a little niave about all of this, but not at all concerned.
It is what it is. I'm fortunate enough to be able to make mistakes. Where as a few of my closest friends in the army will never get that opportunity now.
I lost everything here because of addiction ptsd etc, when the money dried up and disappeared, so did the wife. And subsequently the gf didn't hang around either.
So now at 51 I find myself looking to start a new life.
My requirements are modest, an apartment maybe, 350 a month, a job that allows me to live no more no less.
I'll go look at the link you provided. Thanks, Steve


Sorry to hear that mate.

Some people will need to desist from getting on their high horses regarding Alcohol, especially when there could be underlying factors.

Just look after yourself and enjoy Cyprus and look on the brighter side of life please. PTSD is awful and we have lost a lot of people from it too. It's the silent killer.

You should enjoy Cyprus and the island will raise your spirits.
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Re: Long term lets

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:51 am

I hate to cast myself in the role of Cassandra, but I think you need to be aware of certain realities here. Cyprus underwent a severe banking crisis in 2013 that would have bankrupted the whole country were it not for a massive bailout that is going to weigh down on the economy for decades. Unemployment rocketed as a result of the crisis and, while there are signs of improvement, it remains vey high. With tourism being a major part of the Cyprus economy, there is pronounced seasonality in employment patterns. There is a lot of demand for pitifully low paid staff in hotels and restaurants in the summer season. It is tougher to find year-round work. Not only UK citizens, but people from Bulgaria and Romania have the right of free movement in the EU, and those two countries are unfortunately home to a lot of desperate people who come to places like Cyprus in search of work, and they will work for very low wages. Wages in most lines of work are considerably lower than in the UK. It is true that housing here is cheaper, but apart from that the cost of living is about the same. One important factor to consider is the language barrier. There seems to be an idea in some places that Cyprus is an English-speaking country, but it is not. It is certainly true that English is widely spoken here, and professional people like lawyers and accountants tend to have an excellent command of English. This does not apply to the whole population, though, and if you are looking for unskilled or semi-skilled work in the south of Cyprus and can't speak reasonable Greek, you are going to be seriously handicapped. Obviously you will be unable to work in any capacity that involves dealing directly with consumers, such as serving at the counter in a bakery (and our local bakery has a sign in its window advertising for staff) and even in other capacities, you will probably find that supervisors and fellow workers who you need to communicate with will expect to do so in Greek, in fact they will have to do so if they speak no other language. If a job can be done by a foreigner with no knowledge of the local language - well, don't forget that there are plenty of Bulgarians and Romanians looking for that kind of work.
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Re: Long term lets

Postby airbornepara » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:08 pm

Thanks for that, some good points, all valid and valued.
I'm really not sure how much demand there is in south or north of Cyprus for guys with close protection /security experience, or truck driving articulated vehicles.
I have a very basic grasp of Greek, but quite good with languages so should be OK on that score.
Look I'm just thinking outside the box, and live every supposing anything is possible if we dare?
To be honest I'll have a job and short term accommodation secured before coming out.
So it ain't that much of a punt.
Id have a little money a roof and the Mediterranean, that'll do for starters
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Re: Long term lets

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:12 pm

airbornepara wrote:Thanks for that, some good points, all valid and valued.
I'm really not sure how much demand there is in south or north of Cyprus for guys with close protection /security experience, or truck driving articulated vehicles.
I have a very basic grasp of Greek, but quite good with languages so should be OK on that score.
Look I'm just thinking outside the box, and live every supposing anything is possible if we dare?
To be honest I'll have a job and short term accommodation secured before coming out.
So it ain't that much of a punt.
Id have a little money a roof and the Mediterranean, that'll do for starters


Whatever conditions you encounter in cyprus would be a lot worse in the occupied North.

I won't give you a lecture about it, but you are better off in the Free areas of cyprus not under occupation.

Tim is right though. There are employment related issues in Cyprus which might be a challenge.

But there are also a lot of Brits that can help you. have you thought about taking a peep in the bases and perhaps see what they can do for you? There might be some vets there as well. Lot's of jobs on the bases for security as well. A lot of civil contractors in security these days.

there else probably an association there as well for vets so you will be able to introduce yourself to good people which will help you.
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Re: Long term lets

Postby airbornepara » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:36 pm

Yeah did a couple of tours in the north, yep its definitely "grim up north" funny people say that about Newcastle also, yep I'm having a look around at veterans agencies etc, and will try and find recruitment contacts for Aki
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Re: Long term lets

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:25 pm

Have you looked into this avenue?

Depending on how much experience he has he may not need to sit a test he could just transfer this over to a HC - X licence. WIth regards to upgrading his licence there is no fixed cost that could be given as a training company we use for all our expat drivers access every driver first and I have known experienced UK drivers pass after a couple of hours lessons. We send our drivers to Wrightway training in Maddington and they are great. They are an Irish couple who own this and have been training here for 20 years and they wont try and rob you of your money.

We are always looking for good expat LGV drivers with good experience. Especially courier drivers.

Tell him to send us an email at perth@driverhire.com.au (he will know us from the UK as we have over 100 offices there)


http://www.perthpoms.com/forum/jobs-car ... rn-oz.html
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Re: Long term lets

Postby Pyrpolizer » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:01 pm

airbornepara wrote:Hi can anyone suggest any good sites for finding long term lets...searched a few sites but prices and details and availability are very confusing.
Hopefully moving out soon, so could do with some advice regards housing, i intend to let for at least 6 months.
Thanks in advance.


6 months is below the minimum for anyone to let you anything in Cyprus.
Be prepared for a 2 year contact 99% of the times!
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