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Conveyancing property in Cyprus and due diligence

One of the issues that people face when buying real estate in Cyprus is that there appears to be no defined tasks that a lawyer is required to undertake when conveyancing property, which may lead to severe complications for the buyer at a later date.

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?

New specific performance law increases safeguards

Designed to provide added protection for those buying property on the Island, a new Specific Performance law will come into force in Cyprus shortly that will replace the existing ‘Sale of Land (Specific Performance) Law’.

EU funded scheme to make property purchasing safer

A pilot scheme that promises to end the problems experienced by expatriates when buying property in other European Union countries has been highly praised by EU parliament vice president Diana Wallace MEP.

Government planning amnesty bulletin: part 4

We look at the Immovable Property (Tenure, Registration and Valuation) law in our fourth and final article on the Interior Ministry’s bulletin about the recently approved bills designed to alleviate problems in issuing Title Deeds as a result of planning infringements.

Government planning amnesty bulletin: part 3

We look at the streets and buildings regulation law in our third article in a series of four on the Interior Ministry’s bulletin about the recently approved bills designed to alleviate problems in issuing Title Deeds resulting from planning infringements.

Government planning amnesty bulletin: part 2

We look at the town and country planning law in the second article in a series of four on the Interior Ministry’s bulletin about the recently approved bills designed to alleviate problems in issuing Title Deeds resulting from planning infringements.

Government planning amnesty bulletin: part 1

The Interior Ministry has published a bulletin explaining the provisions of the recently approved bills designed to alleviate problems in issuing Title Deeds resulting from planning infringements.

Power of Attorney documents – certification & validity

If a Power of Attorney document has not been legally certified in accordance with the laws of Cyprus, it may result in the mortgage of the property being declared null and void according to one of the Island’s leading law firms.

Cyprus Title Deed law breakers face stiff penalties

The Cyprus government’s revised Title Deed legislation provides for fines and the possible imprisonment of those found guilty of violating its provisions.

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