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Monthly Archives: September, 2018

NPLs pushing down Cyprus property prices

Higher NPLs in particular appear to drag Cyprus property prices down indicating pressure to dispose of immovable property assets increasing their supply according to European Commission report..

UK nationals’ residency rights post-Brexit

The Cyprus Interior Ministry has published a document explaining the residency rights for UK nationals and their family members following the Brexit withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK.

Leptos wins appeal to build next to Coral Bay

Cyprus property development company Leptos Estates has won an appeal to build next to the blue-flagged Coral Bay beach in Paphos; plans include the construction of 22 villas and services.

Proposals to modernise rent laws

Legislation proposed by Cypriot MPs aims to overhaul and modernise outdated rent legislation and make procedures more effective when tenants fail to meet their contractual obligations.

Owners of destroyed homes in Pissouri on BBC

Owners of devastated properties in the lakes (Limnes) area of Pissouri featured on the BBC One programme 'Inside Out South' broadcast on Monday 24th September 2018 at 19:30 (UK time)..

The Cyprus swimming pool nightmare

Taking criminal proceedings against owners and Management Committees who fail to comply with the swimming pool law and regulations will damage the Cypriot economy - especially tourism.

Lawyers minimum fees in the bin

The Cyprus Bar Association has been forced to repeal rules that required lawyers to charge prescribed minimum fees for their out-of-court work rather than competing against each other on price.

S&P raises Cyprus credit rating to BBB-

Cyprus got its investment credit worthiness back on Friday as Standard & Poor’s raised the country's credit rating from BB+ to BBB- with a stable outlook, five years after the financial collapse.

Sea caves development a ‘litany of irregularities’

A special audit report into the procedures that resulted in the desecration of the sea caves area of Pegeia in Paphos on the west coast of Cyprus has uncovered a litany of irregularities.

Will NPLs sale affect the Cyprus property market?

Assessing the impact of the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) will have on the Cyprus property market is not straightforward as George Mouskides, Chairman Cyprus Property Owners Association, explains.

Bill to tax Airbnb rents to go to plenum

A bill designed to regulate and tax the rental income on an estimated 40,000 short term Airbnb style properties in Cyprus should be presented at a plenary session of the Cyprus parliament within the next two weeks.

New home permits up 32.8 per cent

The number of building permits for the construction of new homes in Cyprus rose 32.8 per cent in June 2018 compared to the corresponding month last year providing for the construction of 506 new residential homes.

Larnaca marina plans on track

The competition process to develop Larnaca marina and port are back on track and the tender documents will be delivered today (Friday) after the Transport Ministry rebutted claims that the project was beset by legal complications.

Larnaca to get its first Mall

Larnaca is set to see the construction of its first Mall within the next 18 months as part of a new facelift, while local authorities prepare to address challenges it will bring; town planning permits have been issued.

Larnaca marina development plans stalled

The competition process to develop Larnaca marina and port have been delayed yet again – this time by extensions to the tender document placing a ceiling on the annual tonnage that can be handled by the port.

Property sales up 14% in August

The number of property sales in Cyprus continued to rise in August with the number of sales contracts deposited at Land Registry Offices across the Republic up 14 per cent compared with August 2017.

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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.