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Cypriot developers find new ways to extort money

Nefarious property developers continue to exploit their customers by thinking up new ways of extorting money from them and using the threat of withholding Title Deeds to elicit payment.

Developers continue Immovable Property Tax scams

We have received further reports of property developers in Cyprus continuing to extort money from buyers by using the threat of withholding Title Deeds to elicit payment of highly inflated amounts of Immovable Property Tax.

State-sponsored fleecing is island-wide

Abuse by the Land Registry Offices brings the whole system into disrepute and fosters cynicism and distrust of the Cyprus government’s regulations and practices.

Fighting a state-sponsored fleecing

Further instances of over zealous charging by Land Registries have been reported in what are believed to be efforts to boost the state’s ailing coffers by maximising the amount of transfer tax they collect.

Cyprus companies linked to Greek property scam

Authorities in Greece and Cyrus are investigating a massive property scam ring that has been operating undetected for the past five years.

Yet another Immovable Property Tax scam

Just when we thought we had reported all of the Cyprus Immovable Property Tax scams, yet another one rears its ugly head; this time by a well-known Paphos-based developer.

Cyprus property market speculators lose out

Foreigners who invested in property on the divided island of Cyprus have found their houses were in many cases built by debt strapped developers.

Desperate developers fall prey to funding fraud

Developers in Cyprus may have fallen for an alleged £12 million fraudulent loan scheme in the UK according to a report from the Overseas Property Professional (OPP), highlighting their vulnerability at a time when commercial funding is much harder to source.

Cyprus real estate agents – how to avoid the cowboys

A law passed in 2004 and subsequently amended in 2007 was designed to rid Cyprus of the numerous cowboy real estate agents. But unfortunately, in all of the property hot-spots, you will still find many individuals and companies trading in property illegally.

British police probe Cyprus villas scam

British police are investigating an Internet scam in which Britons paid morairaway.com and sister websites for non-existent Cyprus holiday villas after adverts appeared on villa rental sites Holiday-Rentals and Holidaylettings.co.uk

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