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A 16-storey tower in Germasogeia

A 71.7 metre tall, 16-storey tower called 'Mandarin Park' comprising a mixed development of commercial and residential properties is to be built in the Germasogia area of Limassol.

The long road to justice

Conor O'Dwyer speaks to the Sunday Mail about his 15-year battle with the Cyprus justice system, since he and his wife bought a property from Christoforos Karayiannas and Son Ltd.

Banks to offload €4 billion NPLs

The Bank of Cyprus and the Hellenic Bank will sell non-performing loans (NPLs) worth €4 billion by the end of February enabling them to dispose of more than 10% of their problematic loans.

Citizenship applicants are high-risk

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (IPAC) has cautioned its members that "Investment citizenship programs carry inherent risks relating to money laundering, corruption, bribery and tax evasion."

O’Dwyer hopes quest for justice is finally over

British man Conor O'Dwyer hopes his fifteen-year quest for justice over a dodgy property sale will come to an end on Friday when the Supreme Court in Nicosia hears his appeal.

Law regulating Airbnb rentals passed

A bill to regulate the rentals of self-catering accommodation by owners through online platforms like Airbnb and booking .com was passed by MPs earlier today, covering both new and existing accommodation.

House prices not recovered from 2007 crash

House prices and rents in Cyprus have yet to recover to the levels last seen before the island's property market bubble burst in 2007 according to the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat).

Law to evict tenants to parliament

Amendments to the rent control law making it easier for landlords to start the process of evicting tenants who fail to pay their rent will be presented at a plenary session of parliament on Friday.

House price index falls 5.9 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) fell by 5.9 per cent in the third quarter of 2019 but rose by 2.3 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

Permits authorised for 744 new homes

Building permits authorised in Cyprus during October 2019 provided for the construction of 744 new homes, compared with 617 in October 2018 according to official figures published by the Statistical Service.

Affordable housing incentive scheme fails

The government's affording housing scheme, which offers developers incentives to provide cut-priced homes for low-income groups, has failed to attract developers wishing to participate in the programme.

Financing high-rises a headache for bankers

The financing of high rises and other major developments in Cyprus that are aimed at foreign buyers interested in acquiring a Cypriot passport are giving the bankers a headache.

Estia applicants hit 50% of eligible borrowers

Applications for the Estia programme, which aims to assist home owners with non-performing mortgages by providing government support, have been submitted by more than 50 percent of those eligible.

Rise in property sales attributed to local & EU buyers

The 12 percent year-on-year increase in the number of property sales in Cyprus during 2019 was attributable to Cypriots and EU citizens, while the number of sales to non-EU citizens remained stable.

Annual property sales hit eleven year high

Property sales in Cyprus during 2019 topped 10,000 to reach the highest number recorded since 2008 according to official statistics published this morning by the Department of Lands and Surveys.

Swiss Franc loan nullified following ECJ ruling

A legal test case resulted in a Swiss Franc loan being declared null and void by the Warsaw District court on Friday, leaving the banks in Poland open to losses estimated at €10.2 billion.

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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)