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Documentation Required for Cyprus Property Title Deeds

What documentation do I need to produce in order to get the Title Deeds please Nigel? Answer To get your Title Deeds, the District Lands’ Office require the following information: A certified copy of the Council of Ministers’ permission to acquire the property or a Certificate of Permanent Residence issued by the District Administration Office […]

Common Expenses

Last year we took delivery of a new property in Cyprus. It is a holiday flat at Kissonerga in Pathos. A couple of weeks ago, we received a bill from the developer for what he calls ‘Common Expenses’. We sent him an email asking him to tell us what this is for but he hasn’t […]

Buying Land in Cyprus

Buying Land in Cyprus Many thanks for the information about the roof for our property in Cyprus. In your reply, you say that our architect will be able to advise us of the costs of the various options. We don’t have an architect, but we’ve seen a plot of land we like and the person […]

Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Property in Cyprus

Due to our increasing age and failing health, my wife and I have decided to sell our property in Cyprus and return to the UK. Someone has told me that we’ll have to pay Capital Gain Tax. Is this true? Answer Thanks for your email, I’m sorry to hear that you’re having to sell up […]

What Sort of Roof Should We Have?

We are planning to build our own home in Cyprus and I understand that you’ve done the same. We’ve seen a number of properties and visited a number of different building sites and we both have a good idea of what we want in our new home. We’ve seen many designs and styles of roofs […]

Can the Property Developer Do This?

Question I recently put a deposit on property in Cyprus; an apartment in Paphos. It’s a resale property that was bought by the present owners off plan. Unfortunately the developer who built the apartment is being awkward and is reluctant/refusing to sign the release(?) agreement. Can he do this? I understand the property is registered […]

Buying Mortgaged Property in Cyprus

Question I am in the process of buying an off-plan Cyprus property from a developer and the lawyer acting on my behalf has advised me that: “The bank which has a mortgage on the project will issue a declaration confirming that the separate Title Deed issued for the property will not be burdened with the […]

Without Devaluation will Property Prices Collapse?

The President and Central Bank have ruled out devaluation ahead of joining the euro zone. What else could they say? Every devaluation in history has been preceded by such denials. The more denials necessary, the more likely the event. Your correspondent Roger Greenwood has admirably stated the pros and cons of devaluation in your columns. […]

Buying Mortgaged Property in Cyprus

Question Hi Nigel, I am in the process of buying an off-plan Cyprus property from a developer and the lawyer acting on my behalf has advised me that: “The bank which has a mortgage on the project will issue a declaration confirming that the separate Title Deed issued for the property will not be burdened […]

Property Nightmare

Last November, whilst on holiday in Cyprus, my husband and I decided to look for property with the view of moving to Cyprus. We went to a well-known real estate agent in Protaras and spoke to a gentleman there. Before we knew it, we were having a bungalow built in Avgorou, and were choosing tiles, […]

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