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Another stab at resolving the Title Deeds mess

The Cyprus government to take another stab at resolving Title Deeds mess created by nefarious developers who duped people into buying mortgaged property as the law passed in 2015 failed to fully address the problem.

Cyprus court upholds trapped buyers law

The Limassol District Court has upheld the ‘trapped buyers’ law overturning previous district court rulings in favour of banks that blocked Title Deeds being issued to some 70,000 trapped buyers.

Rise in overseas property sales continues

The steady increase of overseas property sales Cyprus continued in August according to the latest official statistics published by the Department of Lands and Surveys with sales in Famagusta leading the way.

Ten years to clear Title Deed backlog

At the current rate of Title Deed issuance it would take approximately ten years to address the backlog according to the spring 2017 issue of the European Commission’s Post-Programme Surveillance Report on Cyprus.

How many trapped buyers?

Earlier today the Greek language newspaper Χαραυγή (Daybreak) published statistics on the number of trapped buyers unable to get their Title Deeds because of various unpaid developer debts.

New obstacle to solving Title Deeds mess

Solutions to the Title Deed mess resulting from court decisions declaring that the ‘Trapped Buyers’ law is unconstitutional will be the subject of a meeting between all parties on 16th June.

Cyprus has made limited progress

Cyprus has made limited progress with implementing the 2016 country-specific recommendations said the European Commission in its country report on Cyprus issued earlier today.

More work needed on Title Deeds

There is still considerable work to be done on what the EC refers to as “the currently dysfunctional Title Deeds issuance and transfer system” in its post-programme surveillance report on Cyprus.

Local authorities obstructing Title Deeds

Local authorities are preventing the Land Registry from issuing Title Deeds to trapped buyers by refusing to issue Certificates of Approval for properties suffering from trivial planning infringements.

Troika: reforms must accelerate

Following the troika’s recent mission to the island, the ECB and EC have urged Cyprus to accelerate the reform programme in a number of key areas including setting up a sustainable and efficient title deeds transfer system.

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