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Contract signed for Cyprus casino resort

Earlier today a landmark deal for Europe’s largest casino was signed between the gaming authority and the Melco Hard Rock consortium at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

Bank of Cyprus, the reluctant estate agent

With the Bank of Cyprus now being the island’s second-biggest private real-estate agent after the church, it might be seen as a good place to start bargain-hunting for a property in Cyprus.

Armou families dealt another blow

The Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) has confirmed that it will cut the power to the homes of those living on the stricken development at Armou in Paphos following an order instructing the families to leave.

Market stagnant despite price cuts

The global recession, the Title Deed fiasco, greed, stricter bank lending criteria and high interest rates blamed for stagnant property market as plummeting house prices fail to ignite sales.

Tala homes slipping down hillside

Cyprus has a long experience of landslides and houses damaged by landslips can be seen in Pissouri, Kinousa and Polemi. Fourteen homes in Tala seem to be the latest victims.

Britain keeping watch on Cyprus title deeds fiasco

BRITAIN will take a close interest in measures taken by the Cyprus government to sort out the problems of property buyers left without their title deeds, a written answer to the House of Lords has said. Two questions were placed before the Lords last November detailing the concerns of some property buyers worried about the […]

Property awarded to couple after legal battle

A BRITISH couple came very close to losing their €680,000 property at Ayia Thekla in Cyprus when their developer sold it to someone else behind their backs. According to Yiannos Georgiades, the couple’s present lawyer, the two Britons set up a company and bought the property in Ayia Thekla, which they planned to rent out. […]

Brit in property dispute gets no relief from Attorney General

OPENING a new can of worms for Cyprus property owners, the Attorney General has told a British buyer his developers had not committed any crime by effectively re-selling a house legally registered in his name. The three-line letter to Conor O’Dwyer, who is engaged in a high-profile dispute with the developers over a house in […]

British MPs and MEPs take up title deeds crusade

BRITISH MPs and MEPs have expressed their shock and concern over the title deeds scandal in Cyprus, and some have already taken the issue up with the government and the EU. “I find the accounts, which I have received of this chain of events scarcely credible,” said Nigel Farage MEP, the leader of the UK […]

Cyprus home buyers turn to Lords for Title Deed aid

THE BRITISH House of Lords is seeking answers as to why UK home buyers in Cyprus are still waiting for their title deeds and wants to know whether the British government intends to pressure Nicosia on the issue. Answers to the two questions tabled by Lord Jones of Cheltenham are expected in the coming week. […]

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