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Financial ruin for Cyprus is just a rip-off away

A retired Russian speaks out about “rip-off Cyprus” and the exploitation of the British and other foreigners by property developers and shopkeepers, and warns of the financial consequences to the island and its reputation abroad.

Communal service charges

Is it correct that communal service charges are based on the on the size of the building/flat excluding gardens, open verandas etc?

Cyprus government in incestuous relationships

In Cyprus, developers can truly be regarded as a ‘protected species’, one that the Cyprus government is prepared to protect to the last; not least because of the incestuous financial relationships they together enjoy.

State plans to fix title deeds mess flawed

The problem is that the Cyprus Government is too closely involved with the greedy banks and grubby developers and only foreign intervention will sort the matter out.

If you can’t trust a lawyer in Cyprus, who can you trust?

If lawyers (and the Cyprus Bar Association) took their responsibilities seriously, the image of Cyprus would remain untarnished and its property industry wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in today.

Getting rid of this wretched Cypriot lawyer

Providing you have settled your account, you can dispense with this woman’s services immediately and get yourself another lawyer. The British High Commission in Nicosia publishes a list of English speaking lawyers you can find by

What about the Ayia Napa golf course and marina?

Governments have focused their attentions on the West coast of Cyprus with infrastructure, golf courses and marinas while the East coast has been left to struggle on.

Russian roulette in Cyprus

I WAS deeply concerned to hear the news about the latest ‘brainwave’ for a theme park in Larnaca area, especially because of who is supposedly financing it. After having personal experience of working and living in Russia for 6 months in 2005/6, the persistent ‘brown-nosing’ of Russians for their capital now seems to have extended […]

Can we get our money back?

WE are new to all this and hoping for some help and advice. We paid a reservation fee of £2,500 to an overseas property marketing company in the UK for an off-plan apartment in Kiti. Having returned from their viewing trip to Cyprus and despite them trying to persuade us to use their lawyer, we […]

Is our home in Cyprus mortgaged?

We receive many letters from people who are concerned that their developer may have mortgaged the land on which their property has been built. Typical of those letters is the one below – together with my advice on how to discover whether or not your property has been built on mortgaged land.

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