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Title Deed proposals are a recipe for disaster

The Cyprus government Title Deed proposals are a shambles and a recipe for disaster and we are horrified that they have even been considered for the statute book; they are a legal minefield and a social time-bomb – says Professor of Law, Criminology & Penal Justice.

Capital Gains Tax on the sale of property in Cyprus

FOR those who have immovable property in Cyprus and are considering to sell it they need to be fully aware that any capital gain which arises from the disposal of their asset may be liable to Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is particularly important to individuals who are not well rehearsed in Cyprus property and […]

Title Deed trap and the emergence of self-help groups

The Politics of Homeownership and Title Deeds (1) We have been consistent in explaining, and drawing attention to the sorry state of affairs which exist regarding the matter of homeownership and the issue of title deeds. Recent developments in the field and concerns expressed from readers merit a return to this topic by taking a […]

Buyers and their odyssey: case studies

The Politics of Homeownership and Title Deeds (2) In last month’s issue of in In Touch we critically examined the historical, social and legal issues, outdated laws and legal contradictions and the collusion between the authorities, developers and vendors in general which have gradually let to the present sorry affair regarding “titleless” properties. The quest […]

Surviving the Property Jungle: A Safety Kit for Property Hunters

The Politics of Homeownership and Title Deeds (3) This final Part 3 of our articles on the property trap is about good practice. In the previous articles we explained the traps laid by others to catch purchasers and the problems the latter often experience as they fall into the traps. The present paper is about […]

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