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Documentation Required for Cyprus Property Title Deeds

What documentation do I need to produce in order to get the Title Deeds please Nigel? Answer To get your Title Deeds, the District Lands’ Office require the following information: A certified copy of the Council of Ministers’ permission to acquire the property or a Certificate of Permanent Residence issued by the District Administration Office […]

Planning Permission and Building Permits

Anyone who has dealt with the authorities in Cyprus will appreciate the paperwork and bureaucratic processes involved. But did you know that as many as 10 different permits from various local & central Government authorities may be required before a property can be legally built, owned and lived in! You may also be surprised to […]

Property in Cyprus – Building Permits

The Cyprus Statistical Service has announced that the number of building permits authorised by the Municipal Authorities and the District Administration offices during December 2006 was 772. These permits provided for the construction of 1,258 dwelling units. During 2006, 9,794 building permits were issued of which 7,415 were for dwelling units. Historical figures for Building […]

Police Investigating Fraud Claims over Paphos Development

POLICE are investigating a series of complaints against a developer accused of taking close to three million pounds from around 70 people for properties in the Paphos district which have not been built, two years after deposits were paid. Briton David Goodman told the Sunday Mail he had paid a £40,000 deposit for a townhouse […]

Title Deeds & Share Transfers – Beware

Due to the delays that are met in securing the various building permits and the consequential delays in getting the titles and the much sought after transfer of title, the market has come up with a new way to by-pass the system. The time that it takes for a property to have its title secured […]

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 […]

Cyprus Building Permits Reach 14% of GDP

The value of building permits authorised in Cyprus rose by 8.3% year on year in January to October, to reach CYP 1.18 bln, or 14% of likely GDP in 2006, according to our calculations.In the same period the number of building permits rose by 8.3% and the area of permits rose by 3.8%. By far […]

Purchasing Land for Building

Sir, I am prompted to write after reading Mr Loizou’s recent article about purchasing in Cyprus. Whilst it is always recommended that prior to the purchase of a house, the building should have a full structural survey done to ensure there are no defects; the same advice never seems to be given when the purchase […]

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

“IF SOMETHING isn’t done soon then we could be looking at another Aberfan.” These were the words of Pat Ellis, a concerned resident of the rapidly expanding village of Peyia, near Paphos, referring to the 1966 disaster in South Wales in which 144 people died when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village. […]

We Cannot Mess with the Environment with Impunity

THE TORRENTIAL rain that has hit the Paphos district several times over the past few weeks has caused a host of problems ranging from mudslides to flash floods, which on Monday resulted in human tragedy. There had been warning signs just over a couple of weeks ago, when tourists holidaying at Coral Bay were lucky […]

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