London High Court

London ruling on North Cyprus land claim could open way for more legal action

by Ray Clancy on January 26, 2010

British expats in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could face claims on their property  after a London judge ruled definitively that one couple must demolish their home, give the land back to the original Cypriot owner and pay him compensation. English couple David and Linda Orams appealed against the decision originally made by courts in Nicosia and backed by the European Court of Justice and took their case to the UK Court of Appeal.

Lord Justice Pill though upheld the original decision. Now they have left their home in Cyprus and are living with friends while they try to comply with the ruling. They face difficulties because the TRNC does not recognise the court ruling and officials say they will not demolish the villa. [click to continue…]