What does the ground floor mean in Cyprus?

Что такое граунд флор на Кипре
7 April 2020 Liza Medvetskaya
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Buying or renting real estate in Cyprus, everyone chooses the floor that will be comfortable to live. Some people enjoying the sunsets from a bird’s eye view, and others are even scared just to think about such of choice. By the way, before making such decision, you should consider several nuances.

Have you ever known, that the floors begin to count from the second floor, in Cyprus?

Perhaps, from the first glance, this will be strange, but the thing is that Cyprus had been a British colony very long time. That is why the numbering of the floors in the high-rise building on the island is preserved in the English manner. 

NB! If you decide to visit a Cypriot or a Russian friend that lives on the second floor of the residential building, and you will ask which floor he lives, you can get completely different answers.

Cypriot will definitely say that he lives on the first floor, but the Russian admits that he has settled on the second. 

This because, the floor numbering system in Cyprus begins from “Ground floor” - which is considered the first in Russia. The next floor, which following to the ground floor – is the first floor (Russian – second floor).

Usually, in the high-rise buildings of Cyprus, there are lobby with mailboxes, an elevator, access to the street and parking on the ground floor.

But, sometimes there are also could be the apartments in the complex on the ground floor.

The main advantage when you buy or rent such property in Cyprus is a separate entrance from the street.

This provides the quick access to the apartment. In additional, for example in case of the fire, it will be easier to leave the apartment.

Sometimes, a ground floor apartment has a small bonus – private courtyard. This allows you to become an owner of a comfortable space, where you can relax, spend invaluable time with your family or organize cozy gatherings with your friends.

Another one advantage, that the residents of ground floor in Cyprus do not depend on breakdowns of the elevator. And also, they can do large-sized purchases, and do not think about how to deliver them to the desired floor.

The life on the ground floor is ideal to a person, who are not inclined to take care of the private house, but at the same time wants to have fewer neighbors that the owners of the apartments on the “high” floors. This option is an ideal solution for couples where children can run and jump as much as they like, without any fear of disturbing their neighbors from below.

The disadvantages of living on ground floor include the following:

  • Humidity and cold – especially if the apartment with tiles on the floor. And this is not uncommon in Cyprus, unfortunately.
  • Highly risk of theft – many owners of such real estate install windows grilles for security reasons. But not everyone wants to look at the outside world though them.
  • Constant noise -you need to be prepared that passers-by and neighbors form the upper floors will pass nearby throughout the day. And of course, the passing cars are not only a source of noise, but also exhaust gases.

However, you can avoid all these disadvantages, if you will pay attention on the walls, floor, characteristics of the area in which you are going to live and also the year, when the property was commissioned.

If you are going to buy or rent an apartment on the ground floor in a new building in Cyprus, you will not face most of the above problems, but focus only on your persona taste and preferences.

Source: DOM Live

Kirill Ravchenko
Kirill Ravchenko
8 April 2020 0:11
Russian-speaking residents of Cyprus, very rarely live on the ground flora, almost never :-)
Ellie Ginger
Ellie Ginger
8 April 2020 10:26
Russian-speaking residents of Cyprus, very rarely live on the ground flora, almost never :-) I have friends living here. And even buy. Plus, it's real that some have their own garden. But for myself personally, I would never have lived. And the first "Cypriot" the floor is also quite low. 
КИПРНАШ
КИПРНАШ
1 June 2020 10:54
And yet, the author apparently has been living in Cyprus for so long that he calls a "multi-storey" house "high-rise")))
It's something with something.
New York and downtown USA, ow!
Kirill Ravchenko
Kirill Ravchenko
10 November 2020 15:17
writes:
And yet, the author apparently has been living in Cyprus for so long that he calls a "multi-storey" house "high-rise")))
It's something with something.
New York and downtown USA, ow!
Above 10 floors count - The Tower is already))))
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