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How to make an Application to the Immovable Property Commission

7 July 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to make an Application to the Immovable Property Commission

Applications to the TRNC Immovable Property Commission can be made by persons who lost land in North Cyprus due to the inter communal conflict. Heirs of dispossessed persons can apply, and there is no requirement for an applicant to reside in the Republic of Cyprus. Many applicants live overseas, and their claims remain valid.

Please note that applications will cease to be accepted after 21 December 2011.

The following notes concerning the application process provide an idea of the details required. However, applicants are strongly advised to use an experienced representative in order to ensure that the forms are completed correctly, and that their application has a smooth movement through the government department.

Wellington Estates Ltd is a TRNC registered company and we are well placed to maximise the chances of success for applications to the Immovable Property Commission.

If the applicant doesn't hire an advocate, the applicant's communication address and telephone number; the claims of the applicant,

The description of the movable and/or immovable property for which the application is filed, the applicant's rights on such property as well as information as regards the existence of any mortgages on the respective property.

In brief, the process involves -

The application process starts upon the filling in the application form setting forth the claims of the applicant. All applications, along with their attachments, which are submitted to the secretariat of the Immovable Property Commission in order to be sealed, shall bear the signature of the applicant or his/her representative or advocate. In case the application is lodged by the advocate, a retainer for the plaintiff shall also be filed. 

The affidavit attached to the application shall be signed by the affiant. If the application is made in person, the application and affidavit may be filed in a manner that is indicated in the sample application and affidavit forms which are provided by the Commission. 

The application form shall include the following information: the number of the application, applicant's name and surname, identity card and/or passport number, address; the claims as regards the confidentiality of the proceedings, if any, the Ministry responsible for Housing Affairs in TRNC and/or TRNC Office of the Attorney General representing the Ministry as the Respondent; the name, surname and communication address of the applicant's advocate;

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If the applicant doesn't hire an advocate, the applicant's communication address and telephone number; the claims of the applicant,

The description of the movable and/or immovable property for which the application is filed, the applicant's rights on such property as well as information as regards the existence of any mortgages on the respective property.

In the affidavit attached to the application, the applicant gives detailed information about the facts constituting the basis of his/her claims.

The applicant shall also present the certified copies of his/her identity card and/or passport, the title-deed of the respective property, the originals and copies of the documents indicating his/her shares in the respective property and also the document proving that s/he is still the rightful owner of the respective property as duly approved by the certifying officer.

As regards the immovable properties, the applicant shall submit bill of exchanges, bank transfer, exchange transfer or any other document in original or in duplicate or duly certified copies proving that the payment took place before 13 February 1975 or s/he shall submit the originals, copies or certified copies of any document that may be maintained from the records of any official authority and/or real or legal personality, proving that this immovable property was transferred to the applicant by way of inheritance, donation and/or gift before 13 February 1975.

The applicant shall also present the originals or certified copies of the documents proving that the applicant had to abandon the movable property, which he used to own and which is cited in the application before 13 February 1975 in the north.

 
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In order to improve the chances of making a successful application, we strongly recommend that you contact us at Wellington Estates Ltd.

 

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