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Architects Blast Authorities for Building Permit Delays

Lengthy delays in obtaining town planning and building permits for new buildings can squarely be blamed on the antiquated practices of the Town Planning Department and local municipalities, the President of the Architects Association, Costantinos Costandi, said yesterday. The issue of town planning and building permits has long plagued construction in Cyprus, with lengthy delays […]

House Opens Way to Release Title Deeds

Parliament has unanimously approved a bill that would enable thousands of joint owners of illegitimate residences or land plots to secure building licences and title deeds, although under strict conditions. The bill, drafted primarily by deputies Demetris Syllouris (independent) and DISY’s Maria Kyriacou, hopes to set in order a “complex social and economic problem that […]

Cowboys & Real Estate Agents in Cyprus

A law passed at the end of last year aims to protect house buyers from rogue operators. We explain what it contains and how to spot a cowboy. The new Estate Agents’ Law, which was approved by parliament in December 2004, lays down new requirements for estate agency practice and aims to increase the protection […]

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