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Battling the Church for Title Deeds for 13 years

RESIDENTS of a Paphos development who have been waiting for Title Deeds to their properties for 13 years are still stuck in limbo with no end in sight to their saga. According to the owner of one of the properties of the Kitrikes Village Development in Armou, the Interior Ministry took the residents to court […]

Two remanded over brutal beating

TWO Cyprus property developers, a father and son were remanded yesterday by the Paralimni court for four days suspected of assaulting British home buyer Conor O’ Dwyer with whom they were engaged in a legal dispute. Police officer Marios Christou told the Cyprus Mail the two men had been arrested late on Wednesday and appeared […]

British property buyer still in hospital

A BRITISH property buyer who was allegedly assaulted by developers Christoforos Karayiannas & Son Ltd, with whom he is engaged in a legal wrangle, was yesterday still in hospital, his lawyer said. No one has yet been arrested for the alleged assault, according to Yiannos Georgiades, the lawyer for Briton Conor O’Dwyer who has been […]

British property buyer brutally beaten

A BRITISH property buyer was hospitalised on Monday after allegedly being badly beaten by the Cyprus property developers with whom he is in dispute, his lawyer said yesterday. Conor O’Dwyer, 38, who has widely publicised his case on YouTube and on the website lyingbuilder.com, was kicked in the kidneys and had his head stomped on, […]

Cyprus government rakes in cash from property boom

STATE coffers enjoyed a 142 per cent increase in Capital Gains Tax in 2007, mainly as a result of the Cyprus property market boom. According to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) website, the IRD collected in total €1.82 billion in the first 11 months of 2007; a 43% increase over the previous year, resulting in […]

Cyprus construction sector slow down

THE RAPID GROWTH of the construction sector has reached the utmost limit and is expected to slow down. According to Eurostat’s data, the growth of the construction output in the third quarter of 2007 fell to 5.5%, while in the second quarter of the year, it had reached 8.6%. The Finance Ministry believes that constructions […]

Cyprus title deed scams

Here are some of the Cyprus property ‘scams’ linked to the Title Deed problems reported by Andrew Winter on Channel 4 TV.

Down the slippery slope

Given Cyprus’ long experience of landslides and having to move whole villages to new locations, you would think that the law would prohibit the construction of property on unstable land. Unfortunately, this is not the case!

Avoiding the bad apples

You cannot expect the same checks and searches to be carried out in Cyprus when buying property as you would have done in the UK.

As safe as houses?

A PROMOTIONAL brochure from a major Cyprus property developer promises potential buyers ‘unique life-long experiences, the building of strong relationships with the human being, along with a combination of security, warmth, and affection towards the family’. This is the same company that has given an English couple one of the nastiest experiences of their lives: […]

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