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Parliamentary questions
26 July 2010
E-6037/2010
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Ashley Fox (ECR)

 Subject: Property in Cyprus
 Answer(s) 

I have been approached by constituents in the southwest of England angry and disappointed by the building and planning regulations in Cyprus. British families seeking to retire abroad are being caught by unscrupulous builders who are selling properties without planning permission, without access and without utilities. It seems that once this happens there is little protection for expatriate residents caught in the system. Please could the Commission answer the following questions:

1. Is the Commission monitoring the problems in the planning and building regulations in Cyprus?
2. What measures is the Commission proposing to help Cyprus tighten up its building and planning legislation?
3. What redress do expatriates living in Cyprus have after being sold an illegal construction?

 OJ C 216 E, 22/07/2011
Last updated: 29 July 2010Legal notice