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Buying Property in Cyprus

In April edition of The Cyprus Weekly I read an item headed “Illegal estate agents – stopping cowboys” by Antonis Loizou. No matter what legislation is brought in and no matter the size of estate agents there will always be people working for these offices whose only aim is to get a sale to get […]

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 […]

House Opens Way to Release Title Deeds

Parliament has unanimously approved a bill that would enable thousands of joint owners of illegitimate residences or land plots to secure building licences and title deeds, although under strict conditions. The bill, drafted primarily by deputies Demetris Syllouris (independent) and DISY’s Maria Kyriacou, hopes to set in order a “complex social and economic problem that […]

Cowboys & Real Estate Agents in Cyprus

A law passed at the end of last year aims to protect house buyers from rogue operators. We explain what it contains and how to spot a cowboy. The new Estate Agents’ Law, which was approved by parliament in December 2004, lays down new requirements for estate agency practice and aims to increase the protection […]

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 […]

Warning to Cyprus Home Buyers

It has come to my attention that everyone in Cyprus is now talking of property investment and what a great investment it is. A number of people honestly believe that the prices of houses/flats are still low and that they will continue to rise. I am personally tired of hearing this nonsense and feel sorry […]

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