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Saga of the Title Deed rip off in Paphos

The actions of Land Registry staff in Paphos who seem to be ripping off foreigners by demanding excessive amounts of Property Transfer Fees from them are damaging Cyprus’ reputation and killing the overseas property market.

Paying for my developer’s illegalities

A Pegeia resident demonstrates how the provisions of the Town Planning Amnesty enable ‘dishonest and devious developers’ responsible for planning infringements to escape the consequences of their actions.

State-sponsored fleecing is island-wide

Abuse by the Land Registry Offices brings the whole system into disrepute and fosters cynicism and distrust of the Cyprus government’s regulations and practices.

Ongoing contempt for property purchasers

In a letter to the Sunday Mail a regular commenter wonders what it will take for the Island to clean up its act regarding property purchasers being duped by the nefarious practices of developers, lawyers and banks.

Property disaster a self-fulfilling prophecy

Even a cursory search through the Internet to discover the state of the Cyprus property market will reveal that the situation has gone beyond dire.

Please tell me why Mr President

In a letter to the President of Cyprus, Demetris Chrisofias, a reader who wishes to remain anonymous asks the simple question why.

Who is the real culprit?

In a letter to the Cyprus Mail on Sunday John Knowles, a resident of Peyeia, talks of the negligence of lawyers and their failure to represent foreigners buying property in a professional manner.

Conor O’Dwyer and his quest for justice

The media in Cyprus and the UK reported on Conor O’Dwyer’s one-man protest outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia. Mr O’Dwyer has now returned to the UK and has sent us the following letter.

Dear Mr Attorney-General

In an open letter to the Cyprus Attorney General, Petros Clerides, Gavin Jones wants to know what it will take to get a reply to his complaint filed with the Disciplinary Board of Advocates a year ago.

Pissouri ‘The Edge of Heaven’

Popularised by Gordon Honeycombe in his book ‘The Edge of Heaven’, the Cyprus village of Pissouri has become a hot spot for those seeking a place in the sun. A long time resident advises prospective property buyers about the importance of seeking independent advice.

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