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Property Owners Lobby for their Rights

HOME owners have announced the launch of the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG), the first-ever organised pressure group set up to lobby for their rights. Dennis O’Hare, one of the founders of the CPAG, which also launched its own website earlier in the week, said the idea kicked off in Peyia in discussions with the […]

Living in a Cyprus Property with no Title Deeds

I’ve heard that some people are being taken to court for living in houses without Title Deeds.I’m confused; is this true? If it is true, what can I do to stop this happening to me? I don’t have my Title Deed and I’ve been waiting for over 12 years now. Answer The situation to which […]

An Oasis in the Search for Title Deeds

THE PROTECTION of the rights of buyers of immovable property in Cyprus constitutes a chaotic and worrying reality. Thousands of bona fide and well-intentioned investors, local and foreign, have been investing their money for many years in the property industry of the island, buying houses, villas and apartments. One of the basic promises is that […]

Fraud in the Making

Suddenly the Cyprus Ministry of the Interior and the press have realised that a new type of property titles for which we have written in this and other newspapers over two years ago, is a fraud in the making against unsuspecting buyers, especially the foreign ones who rely to a large extent on their solicitors. […]

Documentation Required for Cyprus Property Title Deeds

What documentation do I need to produce in order to get the Title Deeds please Nigel? Answer To get your Title Deeds, the District Lands’ Office require the following information: A certified copy of the Council of Ministers’ permission to acquire the property or a Certificate of Permanent Residence issued by the District Administration Office […]

Buying Property in Cyprus – What to Buy?

Whether buyers are looking for new or resale property in Cyprus, the choice and price range seem almost endless. In recent months I’ve seen properties advertised for as little as 20,000 and as much as 4,000,000! The majority of expatriates buying property in Cyprus will buy ‘off-plan’ from one of the many property development companies. […]

Commonly Owned Buildings

According to law, housing complexes comprising five or more units are required to have an Management Committee that regulates and manages relevant affairs. This includes the insurance of the common parts of the complex (entrance halls, swimming pools, stairwells etc) as well as their maintenance and repair.

The Church says it will finish our homes but the big question is when?

RESIDENTS of a Paphos development who have been waiting for their title deeds for over ten years have cast doubt over Church claims that they will be ready by the end of the year. The Interior Ministry has instigated proceedings against the Ayios Pavlos Church, accusing the institution of failing to obtain a completion certificate […]

Buying Mortgaged Property in Cyprus

Question I am in the process of buying an off-plan Cyprus property from a developer and the lawyer acting on my behalf has advised me that: “The bank which has a mortgage on the project will issue a declaration confirming that the separate Title Deed issued for the property will not be burdened with the […]

Website Helps Cyprus Property Buyers

People thinking of buying Cyprus property can now refer to a website that provides independent information and advice. Nigel Howarth started www.cyprus-property-buyers.com to help guide new property buyers. A business consultant who previously lived and worked in Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands, he bought his first bought property in Cyprus in 1992 […]

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