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VAT on land sales agreement

Cyprus is to impose VAT at a rate of 19 per cent on land sales for commercial activities, which will be based on the Dutch model according to a report in the Greek language media.

The troika returns to Cyprus

Representatives of the troika of international lenders plus the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the IMF, EC and the ECB , will be in Cyprus later this month for the third post-programme surveillance.

Vote imposing VAT on land sales postponed

A vote by the Cyprus government on a bill to impose 19 percent VAT on land sales (building and development plots) has been postponed until September; the draft bill will be sent to the EC.

Ten years to clear Title Deed backlog

At the current rate of Title Deed issuance it would take approximately ten years to address the backlog according to the spring 2017 issue of the European Commission’s Post-Programme Surveillance Report on Cyprus.

Imposing VAT on land sales

Cyprus is facing hefty fines from the European Commission if it does not impose VAT on land sales, but the imposition of VAT will have knock-on effects on the property market and the banks.

Cyprus: NPLs remain “very high”

Following the second post-programme surveillance mission to Cyprus, the European Commission and the European Central Bank reports that NPLs remain “very high” and that “reform momentum has weakened noticeably.”

Cyprus has made limited progress

Cyprus has made limited progress with implementing the 2016 country-specific recommendations said the European Commission in its country report on Cyprus issued earlier today.

More work needed on Title Deeds

There is still considerable work to be done on what the EC refers to as “the currently dysfunctional Title Deeds issuance and transfer system” in its post-programme surveillance report on Cyprus.

Cyprus advised to do more

The European Commission has issued Cyprus with a number of recommendations to speed the issuance of Title Deeds, reduce NPLs, eliminate impediments in the insolvency and foreclosure frameworks, etc.

50,000 housing units in Cyprus unsold

Up to 50,000 housing units in Cyprus have remained unsold for a considerable time based on the difference between the number of building permits authorised and contracts of sale deposited at Land Registry offices.

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