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Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Property buyers rights to be strengthened by new law

The Cyprus Interior Minister, Neoclis Sylikiotis, has asserted once again that the draft legislation currently under discussion is designed to strengthen the rights of property buyers and will create healthier conditions in the Island's real estate market.

Situation is critical says Cyprus Central Bank governor

Long term reforms are urgently needed to buffer the critical economic problems plaguing the island, the governor of the Cyprus Central Bank said yesterday.

Interest groups doubtful on Title Deeds legislation

Property groups in Cyprus remain sceptical of the effectiveness of the Title Deed legislation being proposed by the Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis following his briefing to them last evening.

Built on greed and nepotism says Cyprus protester

The property industry in Cyprus is built on greed and nepotism. The developers borrow money from the bank using people’s homes as collateral and the banks and lawyers are part of the deception. I have proof that my home has been mortgaged by my developer.

Title Deed reforms worth millions next year

Based on assumptions about the charges levied for the issue of Title Deeds & expectations of the number of properties that will be processed, Neoclis Sylikiotis believes that the Cyprus Government could receive €160 million next year alone as a result of his reforms.

Bank actions cast doubt on Interior Minister assertion

The case of a divorced young woman reported in the Cyprus Weekly casts serious doubt on the Interior Minister’s assertion that it is not a simple matter for a bank to liquidate a property to recover a debt in Cyprus.

Finding lawyers in Cyprus

People buying property in Cyprus are generally unaware of the island’s different business culture and the fact that many lawyers work for the developers’ interests rather than those of the buyers.

Question for the Interior Minister

I have paid in full for my house in 2006, the site on which my house is built is now complete, I have a contract drawn up by a Cyprus Bar registered solicitor and lodged with the Land Registry. WHEN CAN I HAVE MY TITLE DEEDS?

Demonstrations against Cyprus banks

CPAG is organising a series of demonstrations in efforts to force the banks in Cyprus to disclose details of mortgages taken out by property developers to those homebuyers who have been duped into buying mortgaged property.

Title Deed proposals are a recipe for disaster

The Cyprus government Title Deed proposals are a shambles and a recipe for disaster and we are horrified that they have even been considered for the statute book; they are a legal minefield and a social time-bomb - says Professor of Law, Criminology & Penal Justice.

Non-performing bank loan restructuring

Reports suggest that the Cyprus banks are restructuring unpaid loans to avoid them having to be classified as ‘non-performing’ as required under the Basel II Accord.

Illegal building in Cyprus must be stopped

In the Paphos district of Cyprus severe flooding has occurred in many homes built illegally on dry river and stream beds, ravines and rubble-filled gullies causing their owners major problems and heartache during the heavy winter rains.

Cyprus Minister confident about Title Deed changes

The Interior Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Neoclis Sylikiotis, is confident that the proposed Title Deed changes will work according to an interview in today’s Sunday Mail with Charles Charalambous.

Orams ruling eagerly anticipated

In the on-going case against the Orams, who acquired a house built on land usurped from its Greek Cypriot owner in the Turkish occupied northern area of Cyprus, the ruling of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales is eagerly anticipated.

Cyprus economy contracts in third quarter

The contraction of the Cyprus economy during the third quarter of 2009 is mainly due to negative growth rates in construction, hotels and restaurants, and negative performance in manufacturing, trade and transport services according to the latest government estimates.

Twenty year wait for Cyprus Title Deeds

According to a recent on-line poll conducted by Cyprus Property News, one person out of every twenty-two who has bought property on the island has been waiting for their Title Deeds for more than 20 years.

Orams case back in UK court today

Following the European Court of Justice ruling that a judgement ordering the Orams to demolish their house must be recognized by EU countries, Melitis Apostolides begins his appeal against an earlier British High Court ruling today.

Fall in tax revenue attributed to Cyprus property market collapse

The drop in Cyprus tax revenue collections is entirely attributable to the collapse of the property market and it raises concerns that if foreign demand fails to recover, the government will lose a significant source of revenue permanently.

Working together for proper Title Deeds law

The Cyprus Ministry of the Interior has put serious efforts to bring about a drastic and definite solution on long existing problem of the issuing of Title Deeds. This is a good time for all to work together to resolve the situation.

Building permit numbers for residential property improve

Figures released yesterday by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT) show that building permits for the construction of 900 residential properties were authorised in August 2009; down just 3.3% on the 931 authorised in August last year.

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Small rise in construction of new homes

The Cyprus construction sector staged a slight recovery May falling by just 0.1% compared to May 2019 according to official figures released by the...

Property sales to foreigners continue to fall

The number of Cyprus property sales to foreigners continued to fall in July with numbers down to 36 per cent on the numbers sold in July 2019 according to the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Property sales in Cyprus improving

The number of property sales in Cyprus is improving following the government's decision to introduce an interest rate subsidy for new housing loans granted from 1st March 2020 until 31st December 2020.

Tender awarded for Larnaca port and marina

The tender to develop the Larnaca port and marina has been awarded to Eldeman Holding BV and Alexandrou Corporate Services, comprised of Israeli and Cypriot interests.

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