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Some relief for trapped buyers

Although the ‘hidden mortgages’ bill is a positive step in the right direction, more needs to be done to resolve the issue of trapped buyers to enable those who have paid for their property to obtain its Title Deed.

Banks to recoup loans by ‘hook or crook’

Banks must find a way to recoup loans granted to insolvent developers once ‘trapped’ properties are released to home buyers, Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos said following a joint session of the House interior and finance committees.

Title Deed regulations approved (updated)

The Cabinet has approved the Title Deed regulations needed to implement the ‘hidden mortgages’ law to protect home buyers in Cyprus who were duped into buying property that developers has previously mortgaged to the bank.

Troika turns up the heat on Title Deeds

Cyprus will not receive the next tranche of the bailout loan from the troika until it enacts legislation to protect those home buyers who have paid for their properties but have not received Title Deeds.

September vote on hidden mortgages bill

A vote on the ‘hidden mortgages’ bill designed to resolve the mess of those who have paid for their property but cannot get its Title Deed because it was mortgaged by the developer will take place in September.

MP defends hidden mortgages delay

Cypriot MP Giorgos Perdikis has defended the delay in passing the ‘hidden mortgages’ bill saying that “If they (the government) had wanted the (title deeds) bill expedited they should have asked.”

MPs slammed over hidden mortgages bill

The Cyprus Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos slammed MPs for shelving the Title Deeds bill designed to address the inability of home buyers to get the deeds to the property they purchased.

Shed a tear for the whinging banks

The Cypriot banks that failed to manage property developers’ loans are whinging that they cannot be held responsible for developers using the money they received from house sales for some other purpose.

Cabinet approves hidden mortgages bill

Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos has announced that the basis of the bill to resolve the ‘hidden mortgages’ problem that prevents thousands obtaining Title Deeds to the property they purchased has been agreed by the Cabinet.

Eurogroup statement on Cyprus

The Eurogroup has called on Cyprus to tackle the very high stock of arrears by facilitating the sale of loans and ensuring that title deeds are transferred to property buyers without delay.

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