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Get Ready for a Cyprus Property Boom

Property, apartment and detached house prices are expected to increase by seven to 12 per cent in the immediate future, the House Commerce Committee heard yesterday. According to the head of the Land Registry Department, Andreas Christodoulou, Cyprus is the cheapest country in the European Union when it comes to properties, apartments, houses and land. […]

Cyprus Property Cheats

With regards to property cheats, on your Letters page the problem stems way before this. Firstly you need your property developer, who comes along with ‘Horse, Saddle and Spurs’. He decides to build, puts down the base for columns and his architects tell him they are wrong. He doesn’t rectify this problem and so the […]

God Help Us if there’s an Earthquake

Urgent action has been called for after serious concern emerged over the stability of some homes and buildings in Peyia. A spokeswoman of the Peyia Community Association said yesterday that buildings had been constructed in gorges, on illegal landfills and dry riverbeds, some streams even having been diverted so that building can take place. “We […]

Developers Dragging Their Feet on Title Deeds

Three months after passing a law on title deeds, authorities are discovering that incentives given to developers to legitimise illegal constructions are not as appealing as had been hoped. The law passed last March allowed owners of houses or apartments that violated building regulations to pay a certain amount to the Town Planning department and […]

Paphos looks into Sand Houses

The Paphos District Officer has initiated litigation against the developers and civil engineers involved in building a residence on soft soil, in what is the latest case of reckless and dangerous construction. It is known that a number of Cyprus properties, particularly in the Paphos area, have been built on unsuitable ground. In several cases, […]

Architects Blast Authorities for Building Permit Delays

Lengthy delays in obtaining town planning and building permits for new buildings can squarely be blamed on the antiquated practices of the Town Planning Department and local municipalities, the President of the Architects Association, Costantinos Costandi, said yesterday. The issue of town planning and building permits has long plagued construction in Cyprus, with lengthy delays […]

Investing Wisely in Cyprus Property

Before you launch yourself on to the property ladder, make sure you are taking all the right factors into account advises George Coucounis A careful look at developments in the real estate market in Cyprus through professional practice and study reveals that people ought to be extremely cautious. The returns of investments in this sector […]

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