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Cyprus Government “Worrying a Lot” about Title Deeds

The “House of Representatives are worrying a lot about the situation”. This was the message given by Rikkos Erotokritou, the MP for Limassol, during a radio discussion program about Title Deeds on Wednesday evening. Broadcast on ‘Round and About’, the half hour English language magazine programme on CyBC’s second radio channel, those taking part were: […]

Property Inspection Trips: The Pros and Cons

There is value in seeing developments for yourself, but only if you are not pressured to put down a deposit straight away and you are allowed to make a decision back at home – and if you have researched other agents and property in your country of choice. If you purchase a property at an […]

Warning Signs of Worse to Come

MY brother, Dr Christopher Solomon, a retired university professor (his quantum mechanics doctorate investigated Einstein’s Theory of Relativity), lives in a recently constructed bungalow just down the road from that burgeoning expat township of Peyia, situated high on the coastal hills near Paphos. He lives with his wife, Marjorie, a member of the ‘Women Write’ […]

Unscrupulous Developers Need to be Taken to Task

DEPUTIES examining the long delays in the issuing of title deeds to homebuyers appeared to have finally understood the main cause of the problem after Monday’s House Interior Committee meeting. Light was shed on the problem by the director of the Land Registry Department Andreas Christodoulou, who said there were cases of home-buyers who had […]

Choosing your Property Developer

Don’t assume that bigger is better; the size of a company is no guarantee that its properties are of an acceptable quality. You may find that quality of properties built by some of the developers that target the expatriate market to be generally lower than those that target a wider audience. Always inspect properties under […]

Construction Quality

The quality of construction of Cyprus property varies greatly. If you are looking to buy a property, here are a few things you should look out for

Construction Methods

The method used for building property in Cyprus is quite different to that used in many other European countries, including the UK. The island is situated in a seismically active region of the world and the Cyprus Government requires all property to be built in accordance with strict anti-seismic regulations. – As a result, most […]

Buying New Property in Cyprus?

I was once asked the question “Why are all villas and apartments for sale in Cyprus advertised as being ‘luxury properties’?” I replied “Because if the developer can sell them to unsuspecting expatriates, he’ll be able to retire in luxury!” OK, it’s a joke and many expatriates have no problems when buying property in Cyprus. […]

Cyprus Property and Title Deeds

Cyprus is one of the few countries in the world that maintains an effective land registry system in which all ‘immovable property’ (a term that relates to land and buildings, trees and plantations, rivers, wells, and all rights relating to land and buildings) is registered. (The system used in Cyprus is very similar to the […]

Cheapest Property in Europe? Maybe Not

WHILE apartments in Nicosia may be cheaper than those in capitals of other EU countries, it does not follow that Cyprus is the cheapest in the EU for properties and real estate, according to chartered surveyor and property appraiser Antonis Loizou. Speaking on Tuesday before the House Commerce Committee, head of the Land Registry Department […]

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