firestarter wrote:For us it was about house and location, we would have gone north or south, just house turned up in the north, the sort of thing we were looking for. After living in the north for years and leaving i would never go back, but i would go back to the south tomorrow.
Reasons are the goverment in the north are bleeding people dry, you will never get citzenship, the hospitals are a joke, probably never get a title deed,( and if tyou do it will probably be stolen property) lack of electric, dictatorship rules and regulations, property is not an investment, animal welfare ,food is unregualted,business is a waste of time, ect ect ect.
At least in the south you can get medical treatment and have rights as a european.
I am not saying all is rosie in the garden south but at least they are working towards a eu way of life, unlike the north who are run by the Turkish dictatorship.
firestarter wrote:I actually have family in the TRNC so i knew what i was getting into, but never thought it would be as hard as it was. Slumming it is what i would call it. . Thats no reason for me to sing the praises of the place , especially as i was fortunate and had a title deed.
Has anyone explain yet the title deed situ? Stolen land and all that which is on both sides of the island.
How could you say to someone come live & invest in Cyprus??
As always i will tell it how it is regardless of who likes it and who doesn't!
My take on NC is that we don't live there just holiday and we love it.
The TRNC is a place that has suffered with the isolation issues over the years,.. taking the rights and wrongs of 74 and before you have to ask yourself has this country been fairley treated by the wider world,..I personally don't think it has ?
The difficulties of just living there let alone setting up a business needs to be carefully thought through which you are obviously doing, some have had terrible experiences and some myself included had very few problems.
When reading threads like this is appears that the most contented seem to be older retired people and holiday makers the ones who try to make a new life with a business seem to have more issues than its worth.
One thing is for sure the TRNC is here to stay and whether the wider community accepts it or Turkey makes it an official Turkish state the next few years will be very interesting as to how it develops.
The TRNC is very different from anywhere else and needs to be treated as such.
Whatever you decide I wish good luck
britvic wrote:Fraise, let me explain what has happened to a lot of people in NC including myself. Bought an off plan villa in 2005, was built by 2009 (sort of, builder went bankrupt). 2010 we find out (by chance) that the landowner has mortgaged the land our villa is stood on and hasn't paid any money back, suddenly we don't own our villa the bank does. After very lengthy and costly months, last year all was finally settled.
Dreams can very quickly turn into nightmares in Northern Cyprus.
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