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Fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions

British home buyers have filed a class action against the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ and the HSBC claiming they are victims of a fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions.

Vanishing Cyprus: consumerism

Cyprus has become the most expensive country in Europe while consumers are trapped and as victims of sheer greed, corruption and government incompetence they try to make ends meet against insurmountable odds.

Paying for my developer’s illegalities

A Pegeia resident demonstrates how the provisions of the Town Planning Amnesty enable ‘dishonest and devious developers’ responsible for planning infringements to escape the consequences of their actions.

Failure to pay property fine prompts liquidation order

Having been deemed as being unable to pay its debts, an order has been issued by the Famagusta district court for the winding up of K & M Famagusta Developers and Construction Ltd.

Cyprus buyers stage protest at overseas property show

A group of British property buyers who believe they have been defrauded or mis-sold property in Cyprus staged a protest outside the ‘A Place in the Sun Live’ overseas property exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.

Drug dealing Briton jailed over property fraud

A Cypriot court has sentenced convicted drug dealer and former Teesside rave club owner Gary Robb to ten-months in jail in connection with a case involving the appropriation of Greek Cypriot property, in the northern Turkish occupied areas.

Guilty of tax evasion unless you prove otherwise

The Land Registry is effectively finding you guilty of tax evasion and defrauding the state of much-needed tax revenues if it inflates the amount you have paid for your property when calculating your property transfer fees.

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.

Alpha Panareti named in MEP question

Alpha Panareti, a Cyprus property developer based in Paphos, has been named in a question raised in the European Parliament by MEP for Scotland George Lyon in connection with EU citizens who have been defrauded by property investment schemes.

Please tell me why Mr President

In a letter to the President of Cyprus, Demetris Chrisofias, a reader who wishes to remain anonymous asks the simple question why.

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