The road systems in North Cyprus are similar to the U.K. And driving is on the left.
Are there any prohibited zones?
Yes. As in any country there are military areas that are prohibited but these are
well marked. If you do happen to stray into such a zone you are most likely to be
politely escorted out.
What is the water situation?
Many properties draw water for general use from underground tanks that are refilled
Bottled water is often the choice for drinking. Some villages have water points where
good quality natural
spring or well water can be obtained free of charge. Regarding the national situation,
a massive and unique engineering project is under way to pipe clean fresh water from
the Turkish mainland. This will bring enormous benefit to Northern Cyprus as a reliable
water supply is a major factor in the wellbeing of any Mediterranean country.
How easy is it to move goods and belongings to North Cyprus?
This is no harder than moving anywhere else. There are some excellent removal companies
based in North Cyprus who regularly make the overland run to the U.K. And other European
countries. Also it is quite easy to arrange shipping of containers or vehicles to
the port of Famagusta from the U.K and other countries.
What are the living costs like compared to the U.K. ?
In general the living costs are very low. Things like council taxes and utility costs
are minimal. Food costs can vary according to location but are not excessive. Eating
out is good value in most establishments.
Can I cross to the south of Cyprus?
Yes, the situation has eased a lot in that respect but there are still some restrictions
in respect of mode of travel. A resident in the north with the appropriate vehicle
documents will have no trouble. Many visitors and foreign residents now use Larnaca
airport as an alternative to Ercan.
What are these donums and things in all your property details?
A donum is the land measurement and is equal to about one third of an acre. An Evlec
is one quarter of a donum.
I have already made a will, do I need to make another?
Yes. You will need to have a will drawn up in North Cyprus but this is a straight
forward procedure that can be handled by your solicitor.
What are my solicitors fees likely to be if I buy a property in North Cyprus.
Your solicitor will give you a cost projection or maybe a firm quotation if the transaction
is straightforward. A factual example, correct at time of writing, is available to
view by clicking here.
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