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Saturday 11th July 2020

Yearly Archives: 2018

Larnaca Tower plans progressing

It looks as if a high-rise development 'Larnaca Tower' will soon get underway in the seafront area of Phinikoudes if the paperwork submitted by the Russian investor Nikolai Potapenko is approved by the authorities

No tax on mortgaged property sales

Those selling their mortgaged property in Cyprus to reduce or repay their mortgage debt will be exempt from paying capital gains, income tax, special defence contributions, as well as stamp duty and transfer fees.

Cyprus house prices fall 1.8 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) fell by 1.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 but rose 3.7 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

What the new foreclosure bills mean

The new foreclosure bills passed by the Cyprus parliament expedites foreclosure proceedings, makes it easier for financial institutions to remove bad loans from their balance sheets, and increases the number of borrowers eligible for insolvency schemes.

Tougher insolvency & NPL laws

MPs approved tougher laws for dealing with non-performing loans (NPLs) and foreclosures that should also enable trapped buyers to get a Title Deed at a special plenary session of the Cyprus parliament yesterday.

High-rise not needed in Paphos

Following last week's news that applications had been received for ten high-rise developments in Paphos, a 500 strong 'Movement to Save Paphos' group says there is no need for such construction in the District.

Small rise in Cyprus property sales (Update)

Although the number of property sales in Cyprus continued to rise in June according to the number of sales contracts deposited at Land Registry Offices, only a marginal rise was reported compared with June 2017.

Permits for new homes up 44.6 per cent

The number of building permits for the construction of new homes in Cyprus rose 44.6 per cent in April 2018 compared to April 2017 providing for the construction of 418 new homes.

Trapped buyers breakthrough

It appears that a gentlemen's agreement has been reached enabling trapped buyers who were duped by nefarious developers and lawyers into buying property on land that the developer had earlier mortgaged to get their Title Deeds.

Paphos marina contract awarded

The contract to build the long-anticipated Paphos marina has been awarded to Pafilia by the 'new' Marina Management Committee, which was appointed in March to examine documents submitted as part of the marina tender process.

High-rise developments coming to Paphos

The Paphos Municipality has given the green light for the construction of two twenty storey high-rise buildings in the tourist area of the town on land close to the Aloe Hotel on Poseidonos Avenue.

Opposition delays NPL & Co-op bills

Opposition parties have rejected a request by the Cyprus government to urgently discuss five bills concerning the management of non-performing loans (NPLs) and the takeover of the Co-op by the Hellenic bank.

Cabinet approves NPL reduction bills

Four bills and regulations that will significantly improve the way non-performing loans (NPLs) are dealt with and provide for incentives, penalties and e-auctions were approved by the Cabinet on Thursday.

Cyprus property value change notification

The owners of property in Cyprus must be notified by the Land Registry personally if there is any significant change in the value of their property the island's Supreme Court has ruled.

Cyprus property rent reforms

It should soon be easier for landlords to recover their properties in Cyprus from tenants who fail to pay the rent if the bill submitted to parliament by the DISY parliamentary group is approved.

Limassol high rents protest

Hundreds of mainly young people carrying banners and slogans staged a protest in Limassol against the large increases in rents for homes and apartments, which makes it almost impossible to rent.

Glimmer of hope for Pissouri homeowners

There appears to be a glimmer of hope for homeowners affected by the devastating land slippage in the Limnes (lakes) area of Pissouri; they are hopeful that a solution may soon be found.

Limassol high-rise development damaged flats

Residents who claim that vibration caused by the construction of a high-rise development in Limassol has damaged their block of nearby flats have been given 15 days to evacuate the building.

Cyprus cooperative bank investigation (Update)

The situation in which the Cyprus Cooperative Bank now finds itself is to be investigated by a committee appointed by attorney general Costas Clerides amid allegations of mismanagement.

Non-performing loan laws inefficient

The legal frameworks introduced by Cyprus aimed at reducing non-performing loans (NPLs) are inefficient according to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in its annual report.

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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)

MPs commit to expedite citizenship bills

MPs have committed to expediting the bills and regulations aimed at improving the transparency of the citizenship-by-investment programme, so that the items can be voted on before the House breaks for the summer recess.