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Law regulating self-catering rentals enacted

The law regulating Airbnb and other self-catering accommodation rentals in Cyprus has been enacted requiring their owners to follow a set of regulations and formalities to legally provide their services.

New rent law contains grey areas

Although the rent law has been changed so that tenants now have to prove they’ve paid the rent to be able to defend their case in court, the amended law still contains some grey areas.

Is the Cyprus justice system broken?

Recent court cases have raised questions about the Cyprus justice system with a recent survey among Limassol-based lawyers highlighting their views on a number of key questions.

Stripping citizenship of 26 investors problematic

The process of stripping citizenship from 26 foreigners who obtained Cypriot passports is proving difficult as passports for naturalised investors cannot be revoked according to the law.

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.

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.

Court annuls Alpha Bank Cyprus fine

The Administrative Court has annulled a fine of €250,000 imposed on Alpha Bank Cyprus by the Cyprus Consumer Protection Service (CCPS) in October 2016 for unfair terms in its loan contracts.

Radical justice reforms on the way

The government is determined to introduce radical reforms to the justice system to do away with lengthy delays and restore confidence among quality investors turned-off by the legal labyrinth.

Bank foreclosure: outline of the legal framework

The procedure by which banks in Cyprus foreclose on property is often confusing and the law misinterpreted; Christiana Achilleos, a Senior Litigation Lawyer, provides an outline of the legal framework.

Eviction of non-paying tenants to be made easier

The eviction of tenants who deliberately fail to pay their rents or who fall into arrears should be made easier next month when amendments to the Rent Control Law are passed by parliament.

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