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Cyprus let off the hook

Following Cyprus’ action to abrogate the law requiring lawyers to charge a minimum fee for out-of-court work, the EC has closed infringement proceedings against Cyprus and an antitrust investigation.

Complex management seminar

The Almyra hotel in Paphos is the venue for a free seminar to be held in November covering communal ownership, management committees and general management of communal areas.

More time needed on Airbnb bill

The approval of a proposed bill designed to regulate and tax rental income on an estimated 40,000 Airbnb type rentals has been delayed as MPs said they needed more time iron out some issues.

UK nationals’ residency rights post-Brexit

The Cyprus Interior Ministry has published a document explaining the residency rights for UK nationals and their family members following the Brexit withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK.

Proposals to modernise rent laws

Legislation proposed by Cypriot MPs aims to overhaul and modernise outdated rent legislation and make procedures more effective when tenants fail to meet their contractual obligations.

The Cyprus swimming pool nightmare

Taking criminal proceedings against owners and Management Committees who fail to comply with the swimming pool law and regulations will damage the Cypriot economy – especially tourism.

Lawyers minimum fees in the bin

The Cyprus Bar Association has been forced to repeal rules that required lawyers to charge prescribed minimum fees for their out-of-court work rather than competing against each other on price.

Bill to tax Airbnb rents to go to plenum

A bill designed to regulate and tax the rental income on an estimated 40,000 short term Airbnb style properties in Cyprus should be presented at a plenary session of the Cyprus parliament within the next two weeks.

Second letter to UK Nationals living in Cyprus

British High Commissioner Stephen Lillie has written a second open letter to UK nationals living in Cyprus with the latest on negotiations regarding the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Swimming pool owners face court action

The owners of unlicensed communal swimming pools are facing court action following inspections carried out by the Paphos Municipality who insist that pools must be licenced, inspected daily and a lifeguard appointed.

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