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Money to help Land Registry clear backlog

€3.6 million has been requested by the Interior Ministry to help clear the backlog of cases at the Land Registries involving Title Deeds, boundary disputes, etc. and to pay associated expenses.

Alarm bells over house prices

The Central Bank of Cyprus has sounded alarm bells over rising house prices, particularly in Limassol, due to the Invest Citizenship scheme and has highlighted the need for vigilance.

Changes to Citizenship scheme approved

Changes to Cyprus’ controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme, which has granted 1,864 citizenships and generated €6.6 billion of foreign investment, have been approved by the Cabinet.

Citizenship schemes need greater scrutiny

During his visit Cyprus, the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat said that level of scrutiny regarding European citizenship schemes needs to be upped and that, generally speaking, Malta’s system was in order.

EU citizenship schemes need full transparency

Cyprus has been told that all EU citizenship schemes need to have full transparency and Brussels has deployed experts to ensure these schemes prevent tax evasion, money laundering and security threats

Ayia Napa golf course plans rejected

Plans to build a golf course at Ayia Napa have been given the thumbs down by the Environmental Department as it will have significant negative and irreversible effects on the environment.

House repossessions at a low ebb

Although recent changes to the law have been made in efforts aimed at helping the Cyprus banking system to reduce high levels of NPLs, house repossessions are still at a low ebb according to Central Bank data..

Affordable housing on political agenda

Sky-high rents have put affordable housing on political agenda with the government drafting a new housing policy in efforts to persuade the construction sector to build cheaper apartments.

What next for Limassol development?

With Limassol’s seafront peppered with luxury towers and new developments, there is almost no room for new projects, so investors are heading outwards while eyeing the area between the new marina and the old port.

High rents and homelessness

A rise in already high rents and an increase in the number of homeless people has led parliament to urgently call on the government to intervene and provide solutions to problems caused by high rents, especially in Limassol.

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