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Cyprus Title Deed Nightmare Reported on Channel 4

“There are massive problems in Cyprus with Developers abusing property law to make huge profits for themselves…” – Andrew Winter

Cyprus property: Town planning goes online

CYPRIOTS will soon be able to monitor their application for town-planning permission over the internet. E-title deeds and other documents will be available over the web too at a later stage thanks to the Town-planning Department’s new website. The site, which will start operating on November 5, will offer the public relief from the tiring […]

Price war on Cyprus bank deposits to hurt real estate

An intense price war waged by Cyprus’ commercial banks in their bid to attract deposits is likely to hurt the property market, with bankers blaming the Central Bank for imposing tight liquidity conditions in order to control the spectacular increase in loans in the real estate and properties sectors. Marfin Laiki Bank is widely blamed […]

Cyprus Property Rights – Real or Illusory?

Article 23 of the Cyprus Constitution is forthright about the property rights of individuals, including the provision for Government compensation in certain situations. However, as many property buyers soon discover, ideals enshrined in the Constitution have yet to be translated into effective consumer protection, rights and safeguards. This discovery comes as a nasty shock, particularly […]

Cyprus Home Price Index up 2.65 percent in September

BuySell Cyprus Real Estate, a real estate advertiser, publishes a monthly ‘Home Price Index’ – the only one of its kind in Cyprus. The company started to produce the index in 2004. It shows the movement of prices at which residential properties in Cyprus are sold and is based on an average of around 400 […]

Property buyers at the mercy of title deed traps

WE REFER to your article of September 22, “Law reform hopes to clear up title deeds trap“. This reported that the House Legal Affairs Committee had discussed the issue and it is very encouraging that the government is starting to address some of the pitfalls of buying property in Cyprus. A change in the law […]

The Cyprus Property File: Chickens Home to Roost

FOR THE CYPRUS PROPERTY sector, the current worldwide ‘credit crunch’ in banking adds to other hazards that may affect its attractiveness as an investment destination. Credit Crunch Hits Cyprus Property In May 2007, the local press reported that bank loans for building and construction were up 31% year on year to CY£2.36 billion. By July, […]

Cyprus property owners upbeat after Sarris meeting

A LOBBY group set up to help people facing problems with property developers and real estate agents all over Cyprus described last week’s meeting with Finance Minister Michalis Sarris as, “rewarding, positive and productive.” The Cyprus Property Action Group, which has over 2,000 registered members, on Friday informed Sarris of the hundreds of complaints made […]

The continuing Cyprus property debate

First, let me say that we are sorry to hear that you are also suffering at the hands of an unscrupulous property developer. Would you consider registering your problem on our website at www.cyprus-property-action-group.net? We know it’s of little comfort to you, but you’re not alone. More than 2,000 people, both Cypriots and foreigners, have […]

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