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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 […]

Avoiding the bad apples

You cannot expect the same checks and searches to be carried out in Cyprus when buying property as you would have done in the UK.

Compensation for late delivery of a property

IN A CONTRACT OF SALE regarding immovable property, either off plan or under construction, there is usually a term stating that the purchaser is entitled to a specific amount of money as monthly compensation in the case of late delivery of the sold property. This term, however, is considered as a penalty clause and it […]

An Oasis in the Search for Title Deeds

THE PROTECTION of the rights of buyers of immovable property in Cyprus constitutes a chaotic and worrying reality. Thousands of bona fide and well-intentioned investors, local and foreign, have been investing their money for many years in the property industry of the island, buying houses, villas and apartments. One of the basic promises is that […]

Property Conveyancing in Cyprus

When buying property in Cyprus, lawyers representing the vendor and the buyer carry out the legal work required, which is known as conveyancing. The conveyancing process is fairly complicated and involves unravelling the legal jargon found in the Title Deeds, checking the background of the property, and various title searches. The process culminates in completion […]

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