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Garbitsch's Gradual Settlement Proposal

Propose and discuss specific solutions to aspects of the Cyprus Problem

Postby Kifeas » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:47 am

garbitsch wrote:Well that house belonged to my grandparents, who are not alive now. It's up to my dad if he wants to do anything regarding his destroyed house. We really do not know how it was destroyed, but according to my dad, the two storey house was in a very good condition and apparently it was destroyed intentionally, since none of the houses closed to ours were touched.

I would say that if as you say it was destroyed intentionally, something I find difficult to understand why, since in 1974 the housing needs for GC refugees were massive and most of the 200,000 people where living in tents, then you have to find other TCs and /or GCs who can testify this was in fact the case and then claim compensation. Anyhow, I do not think there will be an issue regarding destroyed houses should a solution is found as I believe that the RoC will in one way or another compensate, or help rebuild the TC houses. I wish this were the only problem. I am sure you must understand that the real value of a property is the land itself and not so much the house in it, which today might have been 35 or 40 or even 50 years old and thus most likely the owners themselves would have anyway demolished alone, in order to build a new and a bigger one. As a matter of fact the life cycle of most houses in Cyprus doesn’t extent more than 50-60 years (under normal circumstances) and we are already talking about 35-40 years of elapsing time.
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Postby bg_turk » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:51 pm

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bg_turk wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but I know of no case where a TC has been able to reclaim (not buy) his land. Can you give an example and preferably a source for it?

You speak about sources in such an over-simplified way, as if everything in this world is up and running on the Internet and I will just provide you with a link. You are welcome to come over in Cyprus and I will take you to the place of the said properties and to the land registry and you will be convinced of what I said beyond doubt.

Well just an example with no source would suffice. Can you give at least one example, where a TC has been able to reclaim all of his land, or the equivalent of it? Since there are so many examples, no doubt it shouldn't be hard to find at least one.
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