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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.

Reprieve for trapped buyers

The Cyprus government has vowed to continue issuing Title Deeds to trapped buyers despite the recent court rulings that left them in legal limbo according to a report in the Cyprus Weekly.

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.

Trapped buyers (update 2)

The House Legal Affairs Committee is meeting today in efforts to resolve constitutional issues with the trapped buyers law. Meanwhile here is sitrep from Marina Massoura from the law firm of L.G. Zambartas LLC.

Why trapped buyers law unconstitutional

Marina Massoura from the law firm of L.G. Zambartas LLC explains why the trapped buyers law was ruled as being unconstitutional by the District Courts in Limassol and Paphos.

Trapped buyers could lose their homes

The Limassol and Paphos District Courts in Cyprus have both ruled that the trapped buyers’ law, which enabled those duped into buying property built on mortgaged land to get their Title Deeds, is unconstitutional.

How can Cyprus banks justify their action?

Cyprus banks are blocking trapped property buyers getting Title Deeds, while in Spain the Supreme Court has ruled that the banks must refund money to purchasers whose homes were never completed.

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.

MEP questions Title Deed costs

Daniel Dalton, MEP for the West Midlands, raised a question in the European Commission relating to the costs of obtaining Title Deeds in cases where developers have failed to complete projects.

More help for trapped buyers

Further help for trapped buyers is provided by a Ministerial decree enabling Certificates of Approval to be issued for residential properties that fail to comply with the permits issued for their construction.

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