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Mixed views on crocodile park

The 500 people who attended a meeting last night to discuss the proposed crocodile park near the Achna reservoir had mixed views on the proposal put forward by the Israeli firm TSA Crocopark.

Tax shock for British residents in Cyprus

The revised UK and Cyprus Double Taxation Convention, which was signed on 22 March, could result in higher taxes for some retired British residents in Cyprus whose pensions are paid by the UK Government.

Taxing Airbnb property rental income

The practice of renting properties in Cyprus through Airbnb and other websites has come under the scrutiny of the tax authorities who are looking to address the problem of tax evasion on rental income received.

Residential property prices continue to rise

The Cyprus Central Bank reports that the price of residential property in Cyprus (apartments and houses) continued to rise on a quarterly and annual basis during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Crocodile park gets go-ahead

A crocodile park earlier rejected by the Psematismenos and Athienou communities has been given the green light by the Achna Community Council in Famagusta by a majority of council members.

VAT break for young couples buying land for first home

Young couples buying land for their first home in Cyprus may only pay 5 per cent VAT on its purchase price rather than 19 per cent under a draft bill submitted to parliament by the government.

Non-performing loans (NPLs) initiative

Following comments from the troika on the extremely high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs) the Cyprus government is preparing proposals to improve the insolvency and foreclosure laws.

Limassol rent rises spiral upwards

Property rents in Limassol have increased by around 25 per cent over the past two years, much higher than other cities in Cyprus resulting in many locals being priced out of the market.

Cyprus property revaluations underway

Cyprus properties are being revalued by the Department of Lands and Surveys to reflect their 2018 values; the revaluation exercise was announced by DLS Director Andreas Sokratous earlier today.

Cyprus house prices up 2.7 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 2.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 and rose 2.4 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Statistical Service.

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