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Demolition order sought for Tala homes

A demolition order has been sought by the Paphos District Office for 14 properties in Tala built on a hill along the main road leading to Kamares village in Paphos five years after they started to slip.

Green light for Paphos marina

After years of legal wrangling the Paphos marina project has been given the green light following a judgement handed down by the Cyprus Supreme Court on Monday more than 25 years after initial studies were undertaken.

Unlicensed swimming pool health hazard

Unlicensed swimming pools in Paphos are a major health hazard – they lie half empty, some with stagnant water and this is attracting mosquitoes because no-one’s available to look after them.

Pissouri residents need urgent solution

Residents of the homes in Pissouri that have been damaged by land slippage have stressed they need an urgent solution before next winter; they cannot wait for the government report.

More homes threatened in Pissouri

More homes in Pissouri are facing the threat of collapse due to land slippage resulting from a decade-long failure of authorities to provide adequate infrastructure to manage ground water.

Title deed event ‘sold out’

A proposed lecture on the thorny subject of title deeds which is due to take place in Paphos early in December has ‘sold out’ with all available seats booked within a week of its announcement.

Grim outlook for Paradise Hills buyers

The outlook looks bleak for buyers on the unfinished Paradise Hills estate at Marathounda in Paphos as the development company, MDB properties, is in provisional liquidation despite their appeals to the Bank of Cyprus.

Armou family defy house ban order

A British family are the only permanent inhabitants living at the stricken development at Armou in defiance of an order banning them after their homes were declared unfit for habitation in November 2012.

Offers to abandoned Tala development buyers

People who bought property on a development in Tala that is sliding down the hillside are to be offered alternative homes in Paphos of equal value and with Title Deeds by Tremetoushiotis developers.

Rich foreigners being fleeced over local taxes

The practice of councils fleecing foreigners continues despite a conclusion by the ombudswoman in her 2011 report that there was a prima facie issue of a possible indirect (covert) discrimination against them on the grounds of nationality/citizenship.

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