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Cyprus property developers claim expat tried blackmail

THE PARALIMNI Cyprus property developers at the centre of a police assault investigation involving a British home buyer yesterday countered the allegation by accusing him of blackmail. Conor O’Dwyer, 38, spent six days in Larnaca hospital last week after being allegedly assaulted by the father and son developers, who were later arrested and held in […]

Two accused of assaulting British property buyer released

TWO MEN involved in the alleged assault of British property buyer Conor O’Dwyer were released from custody yesterday, police said. Ayia Napa police chief George Economou said there had been no need to keep the pair in custody any longer. “There was no need to hold them any longer. They were released and when the […]

Property buyer recounts horror of Frenaros assault

“I CAN’T let my kids see me like this,” says Conor O’Dwyer, the British home buyer beaten up in Frenaros village last Monday, when asked whether he plans to return to the UK as soon as he leaves hospital. O’Dwyer was assaulted while gathering evidence for the two-year legal dispute he is in with his […]

Two remanded over brutal beating

TWO Cyprus property developers, a father and son were remanded yesterday by the Paralimni court for four days suspected of assaulting British home buyer Conor O’ Dwyer with whom they were engaged in a legal dispute. Police officer Marios Christou told the Cyprus Mail the two men had been arrested late on Wednesday and appeared […]

British property buyer still in hospital

A BRITISH property buyer who was allegedly assaulted by developers Christoforos Karayiannas & Son Ltd, with whom he is engaged in a legal wrangle, was yesterday still in hospital, his lawyer said. No one has yet been arrested for the alleged assault, according to Yiannos Georgiades, the lawyer for Briton Conor O’Dwyer who has been […]

British property buyer brutally beaten

A BRITISH property buyer was hospitalised on Monday after allegedly being badly beaten by the Cyprus property developers with whom he is in dispute, his lawyer said yesterday. Conor O’Dwyer, 38, who has widely publicised his case on YouTube and on the website lyingbuilder.com, was kicked in the kidneys and had his head stomped on, […]

Expat frustration over lawyers in property disputes

PROPERTY buyers entangled in legal battles with developers are finding their Cyprus lawyers are often part of the problem rather than the solution. A number of British property buyers say they have been stung by not just one, but several successive Cyprus lawyers, who only added to their troubles. Either the lawyers they hired had […]

The problem with lawyers

CYPRUS PROPERTY BUYERS fighting legal battles with developers are finding their lawyers are often part of the problem rather than the solution. A number of British buyers say they have been stung by not just one, but several successive lawyers who only added to their troubles. Either the lawyers they hired had a personal connection […]

Property Owners Lobby for their Rights

HOME owners have announced the launch of the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG), the first-ever organised pressure group set up to lobby for their rights. Dennis O’Hare, one of the founders of the CPAG, which also launched its own website earlier in the week, said the idea kicked off in Peyia in discussions with the […]

Buying Cyprus Property? Beware of Hidden Extras!

CYPRUS is placed 14th out of 37 European countries when it comes to transaction costs in purchasing a house, with buyers needing an extra 11 per cent to cover fees and charges when they buy here. A study by the Global Property Guide shows 23 countries with lower transaction costs than Cyprus, including Malta at […]

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