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Chinese investors in €30 million property deal

Chinese investors have secured land amounting to 32,271 sqm. in the Tsiflikoudia area of Limassol to the north of the marina in a €30 million deal with the Bank of Cyprus’ Real Estate Management Unit (REMU).

Rise in new homes building permits

Building permits authorised in Cyprus during June 2019 provided for the construction of 812 new homes, compared with 506 in June 2018 according to official figures published by the Cyprus Statistical Service.

August property sales fell 10 per cent

The number of property sales in Cyprus during August fell 10 per cent compared to the corresponding month last year according to the latest figures released by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Developers seek to self-finance projects

Property developers are looking to self-finance construction projects due foreign investors fearing possible difficulties obtaining Title Deeds if developments are mortgaged and banks imposing stricter criteria for granting loans.

Strategic defaulters and sovereign corruption

The government backed Estia scheme enables those who have deliberately defaulted on their housing loans, i.e. strategic defaulters, to apply for mortgage relief but such flagrant fraud ought to warrant criminal investigation.

Estia mortgage relief scheme launched

The Estia mortgage relief scheme was officially launched today to assist, support and protect vulnerable households who have mortgaged their primary residences for their loans and reduce the high number of bad debts.

Details of aid for Pissouri landslide victims

The Interior Ministry has released details of the aid that Pissouri landslide victims, who’ve been forced to leave their homes in the Limnes, Sheromyli, Yiousouphis, Safires, Merika, Kalogeri, Merika, and Roes areas of the village can expect.

Cabinet agrees to help Pissouri landslide victims

The Cabinet has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Pissouri residents whose homes have become uninhabitable to the landslide affecting the Limnes, Sheromyli, Yiousouphis, Safires, Merika, Kalogeri, Merika, and Roes areas.

EC asks Cyprus to comply fully with EU law

The European Commission asked Cyprus to fully comply with EU rules designed to protect consumers from unfair contract terms on 25 July, giving Cyprus two months to reply to the arguments raised.

Foreign demand for Cyprus property slumps

Demand for Cyprus property by non-EU nationals has fallen, but it’s unclear whether this is due to the stricter controls imposed by government following criticism by the European Union.

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