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VAT on land sales agreement

Cyprus is to impose VAT at a rate of 19 per cent on land sales for commercial activities, which will be based on the Dutch model according to a report in the Greek language media.

Vote imposing VAT on land sales postponed

A vote by the Cyprus government on a bill to impose 19 percent VAT on land sales (building and development plots) has been postponed until September; the draft bill will be sent to the EC.

Hellenic Bank sells non-performing loans

The Hellenic Bank has sold its non-performing loan (NPL) and real estate management business, to APS Debt Servicing Cyprus Ltd, a member of the APS Holding a.s. group of companies.

BOC intends to sell restructured loans

The Bank of Cyprus intends to sell about €20 million worth of restructured non-performing loans of developers and construction companies to a small Cypriot bank according to reports.

Imposing VAT on land sales

Cyprus is facing hefty fines from the European Commission if it does not impose VAT on land sales, but the imposition of VAT will have knock-on effects on the property market and the banks.

Zyprus: Cyprus property portal

The Zyprus property portal, which enables those wishing to buy, sell or rent a property in Cyprus to make better-informed property decisions, is Cyprus’ answer to Zoopla in the UK and Zillow in the USA.

Bank of Cyprus €1.1 billion asset disposal

The Bank of Cyprus’ Real Estate Management Unit (REMU) is currently managing assets valued at €1.1 billion sold properties valued at €92 million during the first half of 2016 and is presently in negotiations to sell additional assets.

Little interest in Cyprus property auctions

The auctions by the Bank of Cyprus of ten properties valued in excess of €2.3 million got underway last week with just three of the seven plots in Paphos being sold yielding a total of €1.05 million.

Loan sale bill passed by whisker

The bill administrating the sale of loans was has been passed by the Cyprus parliament by the narrowest of majorities although it remains to be seen whether it meets with the approval of the troika.

Fraudsters target property sellers

People selling property in Cyprus are being targeted by fraudsters claiming to be from a company called ‘Prime Consortium’ who are trying to obtain their bank account details in return for a 10 per cent deposit.

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