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Cyprus MPs lunacy in action

Lunatic decisions taken by MPs in Nicosia drove another nail into Cyprus’ once thriving property sector when they voted though the bill amending the Immovable Property Tax law for 2014.

Troika push repossessions bill

The Troika has indicated that if Cyprus fails to introduce legislation to ease the procedures for property repossessions, it could jeopardise the release of the next tranche of the bailout.

No more escape for tax cheats

Those with tax arrears exceeding €3,000 will be prevented from selling or transferring their property under a new law passed by the Cyprus government to help with the crackdown on tax evasion.

Hourican calls for change in the law

John Hourican has called for a change in the law concerning the collection and recovery of non-performing loans to assist the bank and help it return to normal operations and profitability.

Getting your Title Deed issued

Those waiting for the all-important Title Deed to be issued for the property they purchased can request the Land Registry to issue its deeds, providing a Certificate of Approval for the property has been issued.

EU-wide mortgage credit rules adopted

The EU has adopted a new directive aimed at creating a single market for mortgage credits in the EU, with a high degree of consumer protection that will come into force in all Member States in two years.

Swiss Franc loan time bomb defused

The transition period provided for in the Statute of Limitation law that Cyprus introduced in 2012 and which was extended by six months in May has now been extended by a further 12 months.

IMF specialists to scrutinize Cyprus solvency laws

A reliable source has told CNA that a team from the IMF arrived in Cyprus yesterday and will meet all stakeholders in a bid to scrutinize the Cypriot solvency laws and provide recommendations for amendments.

New law enshrines rent reductions

Despite opposition to any rent control legislation and warnings that it would create new distortions in the market, the government passed a law last evening aimed at reducing rents.

Cyprus Property Action Group report

In its latest update, the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG) says that as a result of the persistent lobbying of the European Union and MEPs that changes will come about to resolve the problems in the island’s property industry.

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