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Mackenzie property dispute continues

The court ruled that the government should never have allowed the events venue, Ktima Makenzy, to have been built on the land

The users of a disputed property in Larnaca’s Mackenzie area has secured an injunction halting a demolition order issued by the municipality last week.

The users of the property, which hosts an events hall, Ktima Makenzy, applied to the court for an injunction stopping its demolition, ordered by a court more than two years ago.

The court issued the order and scheduled a hearing for February 25 to hear all the sides, including the interior minister who has a March 22 deadline to demolish the building and vacate the property.

At the centre of the case is a dispute between the user and rightful owner who had secured a court decision in 2016 ordering the government to vacate the property and remove any buildings that have been constructed since the guardian of Turkish Cypriot properties had wrongly leased the land to a private individual in 2010.

Previously, the court had ruled that the land had to be handed over to its Turkish Cypriot owner, a British citizen.

 

 


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