IT SEEMS that 29,949 non-Cypriots are not the only ones waiting for Title Deeds to their property. It has been reported that former President of the Republic, Glafcos Clerides, is among the many thousands of Cypriot property buyers who have also been left twiddling their thumbs.
Mr Clerides bought a holiday home at the Spyros Seaside Complex in Meneou five years ago. Although the complex was built 15 years ago, none of the home owners have received their Title Deeds.
According to the daily newspaper Politis, the property developer made a number of ‘irregularities‘ – including building part of the complex on Government land and another part on foreign private property. The tenants were advised that this made issuing their Title Deeds more ‘difficult and complicated‘.
Some years ago, the Government introduced a bill designed to enable thousands of joint owners of illegally built properties to secure their Title Deeds. Mr Clerides, along with a number of other buyers in the complex, duly submitted his application to the Larnaca District Office two years ago. But according to Mr Clerides daughter, DISY deputy Katy Clerides, not one of the applicants has received an answer.
Welcome to the property club Mr Clerides. If the authorities are unable to issue your Title Deeds, what hope is there for the rest of us?