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High rents and homelessness

A rise in already high rents and an increase in the number of homeless people has led parliament to urgently call on the government to intervene and provide solutions to problems caused by high rents, especially in Limassol.

Agreement close on Airbnb type rentals

Agreement on a bill designed to regulate and tax rental income on Airbnb type rentals is close but a key question remains concerning short-term letss of apartments in residential areas.

Is it safe to buy property in Cyprus?

“Is it safe to buy property in Cyprus?” is a question I’m constantly being asked and although changes to the law in recent years have improved the situation, some buyers are still at risk.

High rise developments in jeopardy

Property developers consider that the construction of high rise developments is at risk as a new law requires comprehensive environmental studies to be submitted, which will lead to long delays.

Cyprus real estate sector looking up

Cyprus’ real estate sector is continuing to thrive, building on the upward trend of previous years, with experts confident that sales transactions for 2018 will peak at an eight-year high.

453 new homes in August

The number of building permits for the construction of new homes in Cyprus rose 85.7 per cent in August 2018 compared to the corresponding month last year providing for the construction of 453 new homes.

Cyprus let off the hook

Following Cyprus’ action to abrogate the law requiring lawyers to charge a minimum fee for out-of-court work, the EC has closed infringement proceedings against Cyprus and an antitrust investigation.

Property sales up 6% in October

The number of property sales in Cyprus continued to rise in October with the number of sales contracts deposited at Land Registry Offices across the Republic up 6 per cent compared with October 2017.

Trapped buyers get Christmas present promise

The problems faced by the 70,000 ‘trapped buyers’ who were duped into buying property built on land earlier mortgaged by developers should be resolved by Christmas says Christiana Erotokritou MP.

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