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How to reduce your risks when buying off plan

If you’re buying an off-plan property in Cyprus for which Planning and Building permits have not been issued, the easiest way to reduce the risks and protect your interests is to put your stage other payments in escrow until such time as the property developer presents the required permits to your escrow agent.

Top 10 tips on what to do on discovering problems with your new property

Having taken delivery of a new property, some buyers discover they have problems. This article has been by Louise Zambartas, a dual qualified English Solicitor and Cyprus Advocate, advising people what do do if they find themselves in this situation.

Top 10 tips on buying land in Cyprus

Every property purchase has individual factors which make it unique and in the case of buying land in Cyprus there are some special considerations which need to be carefully examined during the purchase process. Here are my top ten hints on buying land in Cyprus. Tip 1 – Ensure the person selling to you owns […]

Top 10 tips on making a Will in Cyprus

NOBODY likes to think about making a Will, but whenever you have a major change in your family or financial circumstances you need to think carefully about what provisions you have in place to protect your loved ones. The laws of succession in Cyprus are not the same as in the UK – or elsewhere […]

Briton loses half a million in property fraud

TWO men were remanded in custody in Paphos yesterday on suspicion of defrauding a British resident of Peyia out of nearly half a million euros in a bogus property transaction. Police had arrested three men in connection with the case on Monday night. The three are understood to have been the middleman in the transaction, […]

Resale property scam warning

Without Title Deeds, the buyer must come to an ‘arrangement’ with the person in whose name the property is registered; invariably this is the property development company from whom they bought the property.

Property protest during President Christofias London visit

Expatriate property buyers frustrated by the inept Cypriot judicial system are to protest at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 18th where the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christofias, will address a gathering of the Cypriot community at 3pm. Problems suffered by property victims range from the non issuing of Title Deeds, structural faults, […]

Property issues in Cyprus and Spain

A lot of the letters I receive from members of the public, as well as MPs and MEPs writing on behalf of their constituents, are about problems people have experienced buying property abroad. I’m really pleased that lots of British citizens are investing like this throughout the EU – making the most of how easy […]

Frustration at Title Deed wait

A MAN waiting 13 years for his title deeds has claimed the developer is “fobbing him off” by promising an end in sight to the saga. Civil engineer Graham John Cooper-Selley told the Mail that despite assurances from the Ayios Pavlos Church to finish all the work required to complete the Kitrikes Village development in […]

Property groups join forces to battle for buyers rights

THE CYPRUS Land and Property Owners’ Association (KSIA) and the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG) have teamed up to explore ways of fighting for the rights of property buyers in Cyprus. KSIA is affiliated to the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KEVE) and is a long-standing member of the International Union of Property Owners.

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