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Tax shock for British residents in Cyprus

The revised UK and Cyprus Double Taxation Convention, which was signed on 22 March, could result in higher taxes for some retired British residents in Cyprus whose pensions are paid by the UK Government.

Taxing Airbnb property rental income

The practice of renting properties in Cyprus through Airbnb and other websites has come under the scrutiny of the tax authorities who are looking to address the problem of tax evasion on rental income received.

Residential property prices continue to rise

The Cyprus Central Bank reports that the price of residential property in Cyprus (apartments and houses) continued to rise on a quarterly and annual basis during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Cyprus property revaluations underway

Cyprus properties are being revalued by the Department of Lands and Surveys to reflect their 2018 values; the revaluation exercise was announced by DLS Director Andreas Sokratous earlier today.

Cyprus house prices up 2.7 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 2.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 and rose 2.4 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Statistical Service.

Cyprus construction NPLs highest in Europe

The percentage of non-performing loans (NPLs) linked to the Cyprus construction industry are the highest in Europe according to a press release issued by the European Banking Authority.

Land Registry & Property Transfer Fees

In Cyprus, Property Transfer Fees are the local equivalent of the UK’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), is a tax that is paid by a purchaser when they buy property or land; so why are so many people complaining?

January new home permits up 25 per cent

The number of new homes in Cyprus for which building permits have been issued rose by 24.9 per cent in January 2018 compared to January 2018 according to the Cyprus Statistical Service.

Impressive growth in Cyprus property sales

The impressive growth in Cyprus property sales continued in March with the number of properties sold rising in all districts (with the exception of Famagusta) according to the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Sea caves destruction blocked

The Cyprus Minister of Agriculture has blocked the building permit for the construction of a five-star hotel, residences and villas with swimming pools located next to the sea caves area in Pegeia by Korantina Homes Ltd.

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