E-mail received from The Rambler 28/04/2007

The Rambler

 Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Martin Luther King, Jr.  

In every country of the world it is every citizen’s responsibility to uphold the Laws of that country. 

It is the duty of every Government to enforce the Laws of their own country. 

Illegal builders



Yet, there are over 300 illegal builders in the TRNC none have been shut down none have been taken to court!

 If an illegal builder has built villas and sold them, does that mean:- 

  • The builder has committed fraud, as he has built illegally?
  • Has the person or department that issued the building permit authorised an illegal build? Are they therefore an accessory to an illegal act?
  • Is the estate agent who markets the property built by an illegal builder guilty of an offence?
  • Is the Advocate who produced the contract for that illegal builder, guilty of failing to inform the purchaser that the builder is illegal and is, therefore an accessory to deception?
  • Are taxes collected by the Government on an illegal build, being collected illegally?
  • Is registering an illegally built house, on the land, an illegal act? Also have the department that recorded a house, built by an illegal builder, committed an illegal act?
  • When a purchaser brings a case against an illegal builder, why is his illegality not an issue?

 Permission to Buy

 It is illegal for a foreigner to buy before they have PTB. This is a requirement of law, to be concluded before the process of buying begins. 

Does that mean that? 

  • The advocate who allowed you to enter into a purchase agreement, without insisting that your PTB was applied for and granted, guilty of an illegal act?
  • Are the Government ministries, who admitted they turned a blind eye to these illegal acts for economic reasons, guilty of an illegal act?

Whatever government is not a government of laws, is despotism, let it be called what it may. Daniel Webster

This I believe is the tip of the iceberg, we all know the system is rotten from top to bottom; a lot of us have seen it in action.

I and many others, find it hard to believe that the Judges and Magistrates of the TRNC are not aware of these flagrant breaches in the laws of this country. Yet we see no action being taken against the wrongdoers.

So it begs the question, are any of the 300 plus cases pending in the local courts going to get a fair and impartial justice? If simple laws are not enforced up front, what hope do we have that they will be enforced at the end?

The List of broken TRNC laws is endless. A country that does not enforce its own laws – to the detriment of its citizens, denies those same citizens their basic human rights. 

So far the Government and their legal representatives have been the direct cause of misery, injustice and despair to over 2000 foreign and local homebuyers by not enforcing TRNC laws. 

Before long someone will take the TRNC to the Court Of Human Rights. 

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. Plato