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Bank starts action against developers and buyers

Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd has started court action against three property developers and seven of their customers in connection with their Swiss Franc mortgages.

City law firm to protect Cyprus buyers rights

London law firm Healys LLP has announced it will be working with a leading law firm in Cyprus to advise on claims of mis-selling in the Cyprus property market.

Legal lifeline for Cyprus property buyers

Buyers can challenge purchases affected by developers’ mortgages. Once a complaint has been lodged, the Competition & Consumer Protection Service of the Cyprus Commerce Ministry is obliged to investigate.

Tenancy Disputes in Cyprus

Landlords and tenants, like cats and dogs, do not always see eye to eye and disputes between the parties occur frequently. Ideally, such disputes are best resolved without recourse to the Cyprus courts as Louise Zambartas explains.

Resolving Cyprus property disputes

Finally, you are on your way to having your dream home in Cyprus, you’ve signed a contract, made your payments and it seems nothing can go wrong… think again!

Finding lawyers in Cyprus

People buying property in Cyprus are generally unaware of the island’s different business culture and the fact that many lawyers work for the developers’ interests rather than those of the buyers.

EU acts against Cyprus over estate agent curbs

Brussels considers that Cyprus’ estate agents law that imposes conditions on the professional requirements of estate agents from other EU member states is incompatible with European rules.

Common expenses & insurance in Cyprus

Those buying apartments in Cyprus and some other types of property often fail to appreciate that they are required to contribute towards the costs of insuring, maintaining and repairing those parts of the building/complex that they share with others.

Council of Ministers restriction lifted

We have been advised that non-resident EU citizens no longer require a Council of Ministers Permit to own property. We hope to be able to confirm this in the next few days.

EU court rules: Orams must demolish Cyprus house

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a judgement from the Republic of Cyprus ordering Linda and David Orams to demolish their house must be recognized by EU countries even if it concerns land in the occupied areas of the island.

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