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Tuesday 14th July 2020

Monthly Archives: May, 2018

U-turn on crocodile park

The decision by Achna council to withdraw its support for the crocodile park has been greeted with great relief by the local residents who had opposed the park according to reports.

Cyprus property price rises continue

The RICS Cyprus Property Price Index for Q4 2017 reports price increases for another quarter with significant price rises for houses and apartments in Limassol and Larnaca and offices in Nicosia.

Help needed to revalue 2 million properties

Approximately two million properties in Cyprus are to be revalued and the Department of Lands and Surveys will soon invite tenders from property appraisers to help with the task.

Lawyers’ price-fixing challenge success

The complaint by 'Fairness in Fees' to the European Commission challenging price-fixing by the Cyprus Bar Association (CBA) has been successful; their minimum fee regulations will soon be consigned to the bin.

EC urges Title Deeds, NPL & other reforms

The European Commission has once again recommended that Cyprus takes measures to ensure reliable and swift systems for the issuance of Title Deeds & speed the reduction of non-performing loans.

A letter to UK Nationals living in Cyprus

British High Commissioner Stephen Lillie has written an open letter to UK nationals living in Cyprus with the latest on negotiations regarding the UK's departure from the European Union.

Discussion on old mortgages bill postponed

Discussions on the bill seeking to exempt pre-2014 mortgages from the foreclosure laws have been postponed by the house finance committee while it waits for the bills related to the issue of non-performing loans (NPLs).

Limit on citizenship scheme announced

The Council of Ministers has decided to restrict the number of citizenships granted under the ‘Citizenship by Investment Scheme', aka ‘Golden Visa Program’ aka ‘Passports for Cash Scheme’ to 700 a year.

Sewerage blocks Title Deeds

After many years of waiting patiently for the Title Deeds to the properties they bought in Cyprus, some purchasers are finding that they cannot get clean deeds as they're blocked by sewerage.

Online rented property regulation

Suggestions to regulate property in Cyprus that is offered for rent online through organisations such as AirBnB have been put to the House by MPs Averoff Neophytou and Elias Myrianthous.

Cyprus property: biggest in Europe

Did you know that the average size of a Cyprus property is the largest in Europe, while properties in Romania are the smallest according to the dwelling size statistics published by Eurostat.

Reduce non-performing loans by 40% in 2018

The Finance Ministry's 'Stability Programme 2018 – 2021' outlines a three-pronged strategy to address the high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the banking sector that pose a risk to the economy.

Bill to exempt old mortgages from foreclosure

Officials from the government and the Cyprus Central Bank have warned that a bill seeking to exempt pre-2014 mortgages from the foreclosure laws would wreak havoc on banks' balance sheets.

Permits for new homes up 12.5 per cent

The number of building permits for the construction of new homes in Cyprus rose 12.5 per cent in February 2018 compared to February 2017 providing for the construction of 431 new homes.

Crocodile park back in the news

The proposed crocodile park at Achna was back in the news this week as the MPs in the House Environment Committee discussed health risks to humans and environmental issues.

April property sales up 29%

Cyprus property sales continued to rise in April with the number of sales contracts deposited at Land Registry Offices across the Republic up 29 per cent compared with April 2017

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COVID-19 hits new homes in Cyprus

Permits for the construction of new homes in Cyprus fell by more than a half during April; the second month during which the COVID-19 containment measures continued to apply.

Cyprus’ largest ever housing project will help low-income families

Limassol municipality and the Land Development Corporation (KOAG) reached an official agreement on Thursday regarding the establishment of the largest housing project ever undertaken in Cyprus, worth €100 million.

Corrupt lawyers continue to plunder estates

Corrupt lawyersin Cyprus continue to plunder the estates of their deceased clients by calculating their fees for administering estates on the Cyprus Bar Association's 'Minimum Fee Regulations', which were abolished in 2018

Cyprus house price index up 2.5 per cent

The Cyprus house price index rose by an average of 2.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter according to official figures from the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT)