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EC asks Cyprus to comply fully with EU law

The European Commission asked Cyprus to fully comply with EU rules designed to protect consumers from unfair contract terms on 25 July, giving Cyprus two months to reply to the arguments raised.

House prices rise 0.8 per cent

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 and by 4.3 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

Building permits authorised for 907 new homes

Building permits authorised in Cyprus during May 2019 provided for the construction of 907 new homes, compared with 541 in May 2018 according to official figures published by the Cyprus Statistical Service.

July property sales hold steady (update)

The number of Cyprus property sales during July was the same as the number sold in July 2018, with sales falling in all districts with the exception of Larnaca according to statistics from the Department of Lands & Surveys.

Group challenges Limassol high rise towers

The Ipatia Initiative group is taking court action to prevent the construction of the NEO high rise project in Limassol following an independent evaluation of the buildings on their quality of life and the project’s environmental impact.

Non-EU citizens residence permits

In 2017, Cyprus granted residence permits to 18,971 non-EU citizens, according to figures published by Eurostat on Monday, with the majority being granted to citizens of India and Russia.

Planning issues the victim has to pay

The amendments to the Trapped Buyers law approved by parliament will hopefully help many more property buyers get their Title Deeds, but planning issues require urgent attention.

Massive rise in new home construction

The number of building permits authorised for the construction of new homes in Cyprus during April 2019 was a mere 41 fewer than the total number issued during the first quarter of the year.

House prices up 0.8 per cent in Q1 2019

The Cyprus house price index (HPI) rose by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 and by 4.3 per cent on an annual basis according to a preliminary estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service (CYSTAT).

Cyprus property construction costs

The Cyprus Statistical Service (CySTAT) has just published a report detailing the construction costs of Cyprus property, including houses, apartments, holiday apartments, hotels, etc.

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