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Reports written by Elias Hazou

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.

Lower VAT on land bought for primary residence

Purchasers of undeveloped land to build an owner-occupied primary dwelling may soon be able to obtain a partial VAT refund if a bill currently being prepared by government is approved.

More time needed on Airbnb bill

The approval of a proposed bill designed to regulate and tax rental income on an estimated 40,000 Airbnb type rentals has been delayed as MPs said they needed more time iron out some issues.

Bill to tax Airbnb rents to go to plenum

A bill designed to regulate and tax the rental income on an estimated 40,000 short term Airbnb style properties in Cyprus should be presented at a plenary session of the Cyprus parliament within the next two weeks.

Larnaca marina development plans stalled

The competition process to develop Larnaca marina and port have been delayed yet again – this time by extensions to the tender document placing a ceiling on the annual tonnage that can be handled by the port.

What the new foreclosure bills mean

The new foreclosure bills passed by the Cyprus parliament expedites foreclosure proceedings, makes it easier for financial institutions to remove bad loans from their balance sheets, and increases the number of borrowers eligible for insolvency schemes.

Cyprus property value change notification

The owners of property in Cyprus must be notified by the Land Registry personally if there is any significant change in the value of their property the island’s Supreme Court has ruled.

Bills rewarding bad borrowers may pass

The bills rewarding bad borrowers by exempting them from paying income tax, capital gains tax, property transfer fees, stamp duty and the special defence contribution are expected to pass.

MPs table bill to tax Airbnb-style rentals

A bill to regulate and tax the income on short-term Airbnb-style property rentals has been tabled by two MPs and should go before the plenum prior to the parliamentary summer recess.

Discussion on old mortgages bill postponed

Discussions on the bill seeking to exempt pre-2014 mortgages from the foreclosure laws have been postponed by the house finance committee while it waits for the bills related to the issue of non-performing loans (NPLs).

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