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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

Mixed views on crocodile park

The 500 people who attended a meeting last night to discuss the proposed crocodile park near the Achna reservoir had mixed views on the proposal put forward by the Israeli firm TSA Crocopark.

Tax shock for British residents in Cyprus

The revised UK and Cyprus Double Taxation Convention, which was signed on 22 March, could result in higher taxes for some retired British residents in Cyprus whose pensions are paid by the UK Government.

Taxing Airbnb property rental income

The practice of renting properties in Cyprus through Airbnb and other websites has come under the scrutiny of the tax authorities who are looking to address the problem of tax evasion on rental income received.

Residential property prices continue to rise

The Cyprus Central Bank reports that the price of residential property in Cyprus (apartments and houses) continued to rise on a quarterly and annual basis during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Crocodile park gets go-ahead

A crocodile park earlier rejected by the Psematismenos and Athienou communities has been given the green light by the Achna Community Council in Famagusta by a majority of council members.

VAT break for young couples buying land for first home

Young couples buying land for their first home in Cyprus may only pay 5 per cent VAT on its purchase price rather than 19 per cent under a draft bill submitted to parliament by the government.

Non-performing loans (NPLs) initiative

Following comments from the troika on the extremely high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs) the Cyprus government is preparing proposals to improve the insolvency and foreclosure laws.

Limassol rent rises spiral upwards

Property rents in Limassol have increased by around 25 per cent over the past two years, much higher than other cities in Cyprus resulting in many locals being priced out of the market.

Cyprus property revaluations underway

Cyprus properties are being revalued by the Department of Lands and Surveys to reflect their 2018 values; the revaluation exercise was announced by DLS Director Andreas Sokratous earlier today.

Cyprus house prices up 2.7 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 2.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 and rose 2.4 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Statistical Service.

Cyprus construction NPLs highest in Europe

The percentage of non-performing loans (NPLs) linked to the Cyprus construction industry are the highest in Europe according to a press release issued by the European Banking Authority.

Land Registry & Property Transfer Fees

In Cyprus, Property Transfer Fees are the local equivalent of the UK's Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), is a tax that is paid by a purchaser when they buy property or land; so why are so many people complaining?

January new home permits up 25 per cent

The number of new homes in Cyprus for which building permits have been issued rose by 24.9 per cent in January 2018 compared to January 2018 according to the Cyprus Statistical Service.

Impressive growth in Cyprus property sales

The impressive growth in Cyprus property sales continued in March with the number of properties sold rising in all districts (with the exception of Famagusta) according to the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Energy saving grant scheme

There are opportunities for those living in Cyprus permanently to increase the energy saving of their homes through the "I Save I Upgrade" grant scheme, which is co-funded by the European Union and the Cyprus Government.

Sea caves destruction blocked

The Cyprus Minister of Agriculture has blocked the building permit for the construction of a five-star hotel, residences and villas with swimming pools located next to the sea caves area in Pegeia by Korantina Homes Ltd.

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Property sales collapse hits all markets

The historic collapse of 80 per cent in property sales in April hit the local and overseas market segments according to statistics from the Department of Lands & Surveys.

Historic collapse of property sales

Property sales in Cyprus have collapsed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to a level only seen once before when the events of March 2013 made Cyprus a household name around the world.

Building permits maintaining strong growth

The number of building permits authorised in Cyprus during February 2020 provided for the construction of 680 new homes; an increase of 18 per cent compared to February 2019 according to official figures.

Cyprus passport programme under fire again

The Cyprus citizenship by investment programme, which enables well-heeled foreigners to obtain an EU passport for investments of at least €2 million, has come under fire again from the European Union.