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Trapped buyers bill changes approved

The revised ‘trapped buyers’ bill designed to overcome the problems of the current law has been approved unanimously by MPs, but legal services have doubts that constitutional difficulties could not be resolved.

EDEK wants to freeze all repossessions

Political party ‘Movement of Social Democracy’ (EDEK) is planning to table proposals to freeze all repossessions by the banks as an extra safeguard for vulnerable homeowners who won’t be covered ‘Estia’.

Trapped buyers law changes discussed

A bill aimed at improving the 2015 trapped buyers law, which was successfully contested by the banks as being unconstitutional in the lower courts is being discussed by the House Legal Affairs Committee.

Discussions completed on Airbnb bill

MPs have completed their discussions on the bill aimed at regulating Airbnb-style short-term property lettings and hope it will go before the plenum of the house before the summer recess.

Cyprus in court over waste water management

The European Commission has taken Cyprus to the European Court of Justice for its failure to properly treat urban waste water from agglomerations with a population of more than 2,000 inhabitants.

Alpha Bank loses Swiss Franc loan court action

Alpha Bank Cyprus has lost a court action it took against a British national who failed to comply with the obligations of his Swiss Franc loan agreement with the judge at the Larnaca District court awarding costs to the defendant.

Cyprus hotels pushing for Airbnb legislation

The Cyprus Hotel Association is pressing MPs to pass a bill regulating Airbnb type rentals that has been on the table for nearly a year to combat what hoteliers consider as unfair competition.

Airbnb-style rental law faces major issue

A bill designed to regulate Airbnb-style short-term property rentals is almost ready to be put to the vote, but one issue has to be resolved; the ease with which owners would be able to rent out apartments.

Cyprus let off the hook

Following Cyprus’ action to abrogate the law requiring lawyers to charge a minimum fee for out-of-court work, the EC has closed infringement proceedings against Cyprus and an antitrust investigation.

Complex management seminar

The Almyra hotel in Paphos is the venue for a free seminar to be held in November covering communal ownership, management committees and general management of communal areas.

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