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Local authorities delaying title deeds process

The title deeds process is being delayed by the local authorities who need to decide what type of certificate to grant to properties depending on their condition; a final certificate of approval, a certificate with remarks, or one with a prohibition.

Cyprus plans asset management company

Nearly five years after the troika of Cyprus’ international lenders proposed that the country establish an asset management company to help reduce the high level of NPLs, Cyprus will present plans for an AMC in Brussels next week.

Government striving for Title Deeds solution

The Cyprus government is trying to expedite a resolution to the Title Deeds-cum-fraud mess in which people were duped into buying property built on land that the developer had earlier mortgaged to the bank.

Unfair contracts languishing at Legal Service

Fifty two decisions by the Cyprus Consumer Protection Service relating to unfair contracts have been languishing at the Legal Service for two-and-a-half years instead of being brought to court.

Parliament approves VAT on building land

The new bill imposing VAT on building land has been approved by parliament and will come into force on 2nd January 2018 some ten years after the deadline set by the European Union.

New obstacle to solving Title Deeds mess

Solutions to the Title Deed mess resulting from court decisions declaring that the ‘Trapped Buyers’ law is unconstitutional will be the subject of a meeting between all parties on 16th June.

Cyprus justice subverted by corruption

Former ECHR judge has charged that corruption has crept into the Cyprus justice system casting doubt over certain decisions; the judiciary is lacking knowledge, impartiality, and self-awareness.

Local authorities obstructing Title Deeds

Local authorities are preventing the Land Registry from issuing Title Deeds to trapped buyers by refusing to issue Certificates of Approval for properties suffering from trivial planning infringements.

Land wrongly designated as Turkish Cypriot

A British citizen of Turkish Cypriot descent has been awarded thousands of Euros in damages by the Larnaca District Court as the state wrongly designated his land as Turkish Cypriot.

Trapped buyers apply for title deeds

Around 4,000 ‘trapped buyers’ who have paid for their property but cannot get their Title Deeds have submitted applications since the ‘hidden mortgage’ law came into force on Thursday 3rd September.

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