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Reports written by Hermes Solomon

A vicious circle of deceit

Unfortunately, our children will also have to pay for those who brought the country down by their lies and deceit. But rather than glorify them as eternal heroes, they will refer to them as vermin.

Immovable Property Tax a malignant tumour

Even though Hasikos claimed that Immovable Property Tax bills would be reduced, the new 2013 valuations will be seen as yet higher indirect taxation in 2015 for ‘high density build’ concrete palaces.

Playing games with property taxes

When you consider that a single person who owns a property pays 50 per cent more Immovable Property Tax than a couple or twice as much as four joint owners of an identical property, doesn’t it seem unfair?

Property highlights all that is wrong

For years, our administration and banks have cleverly created a captive audience, holding householders to ransom by refusing to issue title deeds. Oh yes, there is method in this title deed madness!

Legislation changes will not end Title Deed nightmare

The tardy, dishonest and purposefully complex manner in which Cyprus chooses to sell property will rebound explosively on those involved in the supply chain; the town planning amnesty will bring no peace.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

The absence of Title Deeds for half of the houses on the island of Cyprus is no help to the construction, trade, and indicative of haphazard practice.

Under the mattress is just not safe enough!

THE PHRASES ‘toxic debt’ and ‘quantitative easing’ are now fashionable. What do they mean? The former means quarantining irredeemable bank debt to give banks breathing space so they can start lending again, and the latter means printing as much money as is needed to regenerate that lending. Hyperinflation or increased taxes to pay for it […]

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