And remember, just because a Developer has a National Quality Assurance Certificate, ISO 9001, don’t be mislead into believing that that automatically guarantees the quality of its work or that credence is thereby given to claims such as ”The Developer is proud to be the First Quality Developer in Cyprus”.
In May 1989, Mrs Radford, amongst others, decided to buy themselves a place in the sun. The location she chose was in Cyprus, the Chloraka Sunset Development. Built by ARTHA Developers LTD of Paphos (a holding company setup by ARISTO DEVELOPERS) and marketed by Aristo Developers, one of the leading builders in the area it came with all of the reassurances that any careful purchaser would expect.
In particlular, Clause 16 of the agreement clearly states
The Vendor undertakes to use all due care skill and workmanship in the construction an erection of said villa and undertakes to make good structural fault that may appear or become apparent during a period of one year after delivery of possession of the said property to the purchaser.
However as this website shows, the builder felt no obligation to be bound by this contract.
From the very first, Mike Radford, a builder himself, identified and complained about the retaining wall built to support the rear of the property. In October 1990, The Radford’s sent a