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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 […]

Caveat Emptor – Let the Property Buyer Beware

The property boom on the island over the past few years has led to many buyers not receiving their title deeds as the authorities struggle to stay afloat, swamped with applications. In September 1999, it had been announced that thousands of property buyers who had not received title deeds from the seller could now take […]

Get Ready for a Cyprus Property Boom

Property, apartment and detached house prices are expected to increase by seven to 12 per cent in the immediate future, the House Commerce Committee heard yesterday. According to the head of the Land Registry Department, Andreas Christodoulou, Cyprus is the cheapest country in the European Union when it comes to properties, apartments, houses and land. […]

Cyprus Property Cheats

With regards to property cheats, on your Letters page the problem stems way before this. Firstly you need your property developer, who comes along with ‘Horse, Saddle and Spurs’. He decides to build, puts down the base for columns and his architects tell him they are wrong. He doesn’t rectify this problem and so the […]

When the Dream Turns into a Nightmare

It’s common knowledge that Cyprus offers a more relaxed way of life. We don’t generally rush around and feel the stresses and strains of a big city, especially in Paphos. Naturally, that feeling of not being all that aggressive permeates into our everyday life. Banks are not open for very long, the police are not […]

God Help Us if there’s an Earthquake

Urgent action has been called for after serious concern emerged over the stability of some homes and buildings in Peyia. A spokeswoman of the Peyia Community Association said yesterday that buildings had been constructed in gorges, on illegal landfills and dry riverbeds, some streams even having been diverted so that building can take place. “We […]

Cyprus Property Warning

I would like people to know how buying property in Cyprus can turn out to be a complete nightmare. We have lived in Cyprus for over a year and want to sell up and move back to Scotland for personal reasons. We bought a house off plan in 2003 and had a buyer who wanted […]

Investing Wisely in Cyprus Property

Before you launch yourself on to the property ladder, make sure you are taking all the right factors into account advises George Coucounis A careful look at developments in the real estate market in Cyprus through professional practice and study reveals that people ought to be extremely cautious. The returns of investments in this sector […]

Warning to Cyprus Home Buyers

It has come to my attention that everyone in Cyprus is now talking of property investment and what a great investment it is. A number of people honestly believe that the prices of houses/flats are still low and that they will continue to rise. I am personally tired of hearing this nonsense and feel sorry […]

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