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Pissouri homeowners still in limbo

Property owners in the Limnes (lakes) area of Pissouri are still in limbo despite the previous Cyprus Interior Minister promise to pay for the mess, which at that time was estimated at up to €20 million.

Vote imposing VAT on land sales postponed

A vote by the Cyprus government on a bill to impose 19 percent VAT on land sales (building and development plots) has been postponed until September; the draft bill will be sent to the EC.

New home building permits up 44%

The number of new homes in Cyprus for which building permits have been issued rose by 43.8 per cent in April 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year according to the Cyprus Statistical Service.

Ten years to clear Title Deed backlog

At the current rate of Title Deed issuance it would take approximately ten years to address the backlog according to the spring 2017 issue of the European Commission’s Post-Programme Surveillance Report on Cyprus.

Limassol upcoming skyline fears

Limassol’s construction ambitions are rising vertically, but many argue that the new high-rise buildings are unsightly and clutter the landscape, but it seems that the problems are far more serious.

June property sales up 28 per cent

The number of properties sold in Cyprus during June rose 28 per cent compared to June 2016 with sales increasing in all districts with the exception of Larnaca according to official figures.

Limassol becoming a sky-rise bubble?

Referring to Limassol as “the bubble of towers” Politis suggested that the uncontrolled vertical development is causing headaches to town planners, warning that the town could pay the price of uncontrolled development.

Hellenic Bank sells non-performing loans

The Hellenic Bank has sold its non-performing loan (NPL) and real estate management business, to APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Ltd, a member of the APS Holding a.s. group of companies.

Cyprus ‘well prepared’ for skyscraper disasters

The Cypriot authorities have assured that fire safety measures are in place to tackle skyscraper disasters following concerns arising from the Grenfell tower disaster in west London.

Contract signed for Cyprus casino resort

Earlier today a landmark deal for Europe’s largest casino was signed between the gaming authority and the Melco Hard Rock consortium at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

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