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EU seeks answers from Cyprus on Title Deeds

Cyprus has until early January to reply to a memo from the EU following a petition by the Cyprus Property Action Group and 41 MEPs calling for confirmation that withholding Title Deeds breaches EU fair practice laws.

Alpha Bank moves to repossess homes built by Liasides

More than 100 people face losing their homes following applications filed by the Alpha Bank to auction eight plots of land that it mortgaged to bankrupt property developer Yiannis Liasides.

Beating termites & other wood-eating beasties

Termites and other wood-eating pests are a growing problem in Cyprus and while an EU committee has put Cyprus in the red zone for termites, the government is lagging behind the rest of Europe in terms of legislation.

Drug dealing Briton jailed over property fraud

A Cypriot court has sentenced convicted drug dealer and former Teesside rave club owner Gary Robb to ten-months in jail in connection with a case involving the appropriation of Greek Cypriot property, in the northern Turkish occupied areas.

Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board in the dock

Reports of “crooked” lawyers, particularly in Paphos, are widespread; but what hope is there for justice when the Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board appears unable to address complaints in a timely manner?

Cyprus Title Deed campaign gathers pace

An estimated 50,000 Cypriot property owners moved closer to getting their Title Deeds this week, after MEPs, British leaders and the European Commission rallied to pressure Cypriot authorities to enforce EU law.

Is help at hand with Title Deeds?

Property firms offer their services to obtain the all-important Title Deed to properties that buyers have purchased; developers and other advise caution, while some criticize them as “preposterous” or “scams”.

Cyprus: a concrete jungle

Cyprus is rapidly losing soil through urban sprawl and dominating touristic infrastructure intensity and is under enormous land use pressure according to a recently published EU soil quality report.

‘The end is nigh’ property firm spreads bank fears

Like thousands of others, I received an email from BuySell’s sales director advising me that that keeping cash in the bank is too risky and offering to find me a property bargain.

Couple assured of stay of execution

A couple who bought an apartment in Larnaca and faced eviction and repossession by the bank because its developer had defaulted on his mortgage repayments have been assured of a stay of execution.

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