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Cyprus Construction problems - urgent help please

Posted by junemichael - Created: 9 years ago
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Posted by lime-676998 - 9 years ago

Whereas it is a good idea to get a decent insurance on your house, it might be too late to do it now as the damage was already made. Get your lawyer to send an official letter of complaints to the developer claiming money for reparation of your property (it is generally a bad idea to have the developer fix anything - quality of unpaid work is always extremely poor). If you don't have a lawyer, contact any one of them - there is a good directory on Angloinfo website. As always, avoid dodgy lawyers and head for the bigger/more successful law firms in your city.

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Posted by junemichael - 9 years ago

I didn't know this. What insurance are you with please?

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Posted by johnners-660966 - 9 years ago

Hi June Michael,

Academic really as you don't have insurance at the moment. Our policy cover small print reads 'boundary walls and fences, regardless of construction material are covered by this policy'

Also even though a third party is responsible (in your case a builder) for the damage, your insurance company would do all the dirty work for the claim.

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Posted by junemichael - 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips. yes we have been taking photos before and after. We do not have insurance on our property at the moment and would not make a claim anyway through our insurance when he is responsible for the damages. Doubt the insurance could cover damages to boundary walls.

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Posted by johnners-660966 - 9 years ago

Hi June Michael,

Can't help on the lawyer side but have you taken photographs of what 's been happening? Keep taking photos, daily if possible, and of any further damage. Also look for any photos you have of your home before the building work started, family snapshots that may show, in the background of the pictures, what things were like before this kicked off. Print out all the emails you've sent and keep a record of any phone calls too. All this info will give you ammo to get the situation sorterd.

Also have you contacted your insurance company? They will have access to people well versed in cases like this and if you need to make a claim it's best that they know now rather than later as this seems to be an ongoing problem.

Hope you can get this resolved soon.

Johnners