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Number 10 replies to Cyprus petitioners

More than 2,000 people added their names to a UK Government’s Number 10 e-petition urging the Prime Minister to exert pressure on the Government of Cyprus to protect property rights.

Minister boldly goes where no-one has gone before

Given the poor state of Cyprus’ public finances, the current government is putting much effort into resolving the Title Deed scandal. Whether it will succeed in resolving a problem that’s been around for 30 years or more remains to be seen.

Less than one in five has Title Deeds

According to a recent on-line poll conducted by the Cyprus Property News, less that one in five of those who have bought property on the island have their Title Deeds.

Has McCarthyism come to Cyprus?

The Cyprus Interior Minister’s conviction that those campaigning for their property rights have ulterior motives is ridiculous. It is inconceivable that a senior government minister could believe such bizarre conspiracy theories about a chronic problem for which the island’s authorities are entirely to blame.

Cyprus law reforms are not a cure-all

The legal reforms proposed by the Cyprus Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis are not a cure-all solution to the many Title Deed problems. Those who have been deceived into buying mortgaged property will continue to remain at risk unless the Government acts to protect their interests.

Proposals to untie the Gordian knot

Proposed changes to Cyprus’ antiquated property laws may help existing buyers obtain Title Deeds to properties that have been built illegally But they contain nothing to help those who have been duped into buying mortgaged property and those whose Title Deeds are being held to ransom by unscrupulous property developers.

Cyprus Interior Minister’s Statement on Title Deeds

Effective and comprehensive measures are introduced to solve the problem of Title Deeds in Cyprus – Minister of the Interior Mr Neoclis Sylikiotis – 22nd July, 2009

Cyprus market at risk from unsold houses

The ever increasing number of unsold apartments and houses in Cyprus is placing a heavy financial burden on the developers. As well as having to service their mortgages, developers have to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of their unsold properties.

Details of Title Deed proposals to be announced

The Cyprus Interior Minister will announce details of the proposals to resolve the problems with issuing Title Deeds within the next two months, according to a report in the local press.

Building permits for residential properties down

According to the latest figures from the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT) building permits for the construction of 1,252 residential properties were authorised in April 2009; down by almost a quarter on the 1,658 authorised in April last year.

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