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Cyprus: buying property

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office has recently updated information for British nationals wanting to buy property in Cyprus; further information be found on the UK.GOV website.

Names of 25 citizenship investors revealed

The names of 25 of the 26 investors from whom Cyprus is in the process of revoking citizenship have been named; nine Russians, eight Cambodians, five Chinese, two Kenyans and one Malaysian.

BoC to repossess non-Estia protected properties

The Bank of Cyprus (BoC) will repossess properties if their owners do not apply for protection under the Estia scheme; it’s only received 487 applications from an estimated 2,500 eligible owners.

Online property auctions to combat NPLs

An online auctions platform has been launched designed to increase the sale of mortgaged properties whose owners have defaulted on their loan agreement and before a foreclosure has taken place.

Instability expected in Cyprus real estate sector

Although it’s too early to make any conclusions, there are indications that the Cyprus real estate sector may experience significant instability and uncertainty in 2020 according to a PwC report.

Court annuls Alpha Bank Cyprus fine

The Administrative Court has annulled a fine of €250,000 imposed on Alpha Bank Cyprus by the Cyprus Consumer Protection Service (CCPS) in October 2016 for unfair terms in its loan contracts.

Cyprus real estate market review

The PwC Cyprus Real Estate Market review for the 1st half of 2019 reveals that a quarter of all property transactions took place in April, just before stricter criteria were introduced for those applying for citizenship.

Estia scheme falling flat on its face

The Cyprus non-performing loans scheme, Estia, is probably falling flat on its face; applicants need to complete 30 pages with their family income and property details and include 40 to 50 other documents.

Radical justice reforms on the way

The government is determined to introduce radical reforms to the justice system to do away with lengthy delays and restore confidence among quality investors turned-off by the legal labyrinth.

Paphos marina may have cruise ship facilities

The cabinet has given the green light for a study that will look into the possibility of building facilities for cruise ships as part of a proposed Paphos marina at Kissonerga Potima Bay to the north of the town.

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