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Property Owners Lobby for their Rights

HOME owners have announced the launch of the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG), the first-ever organised pressure group set up to lobby for their rights. Dennis O’Hare, one of the founders of the CPAG, which also launched its own website earlier in the week, said the idea kicked off in Peyia in discussions with the […]

Cyprus Housing Grants for all

The Cyprus Government has published its 2007 housing grants plan which covers locals, as well as all E.U. members. The plan covers large families (in excess of 3 children) and invalid people with no locational limits. It also refers to grants which are earmarked for certain small village communities all over Cyprus (e.g. for Paphos, […]

New Group Helps Cyprus Property Buyers & Overseas Investors

A Cyprus property buyers’ action group has recently been established to help Cyprus property buyers. It is a pressure group dedicated to creating awareness within the industry and the Cyprus Government of the problems some buyers face as a result of buying property in Cyprus and lobbying for change. Hopefully the Cypriot authorities will work […]

Apartment Pools Blur Lines between Public and Private

THE INTERIOR Ministry yesterday said they are in the process of drafting a slight change to the law governing public swimming pools on the island of Cyprus.

Remand for Man who Sold House that Wasn’t His

POLICE yesterday issued a four-day remand for 40-year-old Pavlos Kyriacou from Limassol after he tried to sell a house that did not belong to him to a British citizen.

Living in a Cyprus Property with no Title Deeds

I’ve heard that some people are being taken to court for living in houses without Title Deeds.I’m confused; is this true? If it is true, what can I do to stop this happening to me? I don’t have my Title Deed and I’ve been waiting for over 12 years now. Answer The situation to which […]

Choosing your Cyprus Lawyer

Many people buying property in Cyprus, particularly those buying from a property development company, make the fundamental mistake of taking legal advice from a lawyer who has been introduced to them by the property developer. If you use a law firm or lawyer recommended to you by the vendor, then how can that lawyer give […]

The British Mafia in Cyprus – True or False?

By Antonis Loizou, FRICS Antonis Loizou & Associates Ltd Chartered Surveyors Property Valuers – Project Managers May 2007 We submit this article in the press in order for our readers to share our concerns on a new upcoming situation of a “modern” society. It seems that the British market with its numerous good/positive factors, both […]

Cyprus Building Permit Statistics: February 2007

The Cyprus Statistical Service announces that the number of building permits authorised by the municipal authorities and the district administration offices during February 2007 stood at 813. The total value of these permits reached £133.5 million and the total area 299.5 thousand square metres. These building permits provide for the construction of 1,784 dwelling units. […]

An Oasis in the Search for Title Deeds

THE PROTECTION of the rights of buyers of immovable property in Cyprus constitutes a chaotic and worrying reality. Thousands of bona fide and well-intentioned investors, local and foreign, have been investing their money for many years in the property industry of the island, buying houses, villas and apartments. One of the basic promises is that […]

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