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Developers charged over assault

THE TWO Paralimni property developers at the centre of a police investigation involving an alleged assault on a British home buyer have been charged with bodily harm and malicious damage to personal property, police said yesterday. Ayia Napa police chief George Economou said the father and son were charged “a few days ago“. “They were […]

30% rental returns guaranteed!

I’ve seen many exaggerated claims made by overseas property marketing companies. They talk about the ever-growing number of British tourists visiting Cyprus and offer ‘guaranteed’ rental yields of 30% or more on buy-to-let holiday homes and apartments. Unfortunately, many people have been duped into believing this marketing hype and have ended up buying property in […]

Specific Performance what Protection?

In 2001 we bought a plot of land and had a house built on it. We decided to move to somewhere closer to town and we’ve been trying to sell. We’ve had a few people around and one couple put in an offer which we accepted. But when their lawyer did a search he found […]

Cyprus property developers claim expat tried blackmail

THE PARALIMNI Cyprus property developers at the centre of a police assault investigation involving a British home buyer yesterday countered the allegation by accusing him of blackmail. Conor O’Dwyer, 38, spent six days in Larnaca hospital last week after being allegedly assaulted by the father and son developers, who were later arrested and held in […]

Cyprus property fraud?

We bought a resale property in Cyprus near Ayia Napa just over a year ago with full Title Deeds and used an independent lawyer in Larnaca. Before we signed the contract, he told us that he’s checked things out with the Land Registry and everything was OK and after we’d signed the contract he lodged […]

Two accused of assaulting British property buyer released

TWO MEN involved in the alleged assault of British property buyer Conor O’Dwyer were released from custody yesterday, police said. Ayia Napa police chief George Economou said there had been no need to keep the pair in custody any longer. “There was no need to hold them any longer. They were released and when the […]

Property buyer recounts horror of Frenaros assault

“I CAN’T let my kids see me like this,” says Conor O’Dwyer, the British home buyer beaten up in Frenaros village last Monday, when asked whether he plans to return to the UK as soon as he leaves hospital. O’Dwyer was assaulted while gathering evidence for the two-year legal dispute he is in with his […]

Two remanded over brutal beating

TWO Cyprus property developers, a father and son were remanded yesterday by the Paralimni court for four days suspected of assaulting British home buyer Conor O’ Dwyer with whom they were engaged in a legal dispute. Police officer Marios Christou told the Cyprus Mail the two men had been arrested late on Wednesday and appeared […]

British property buyer still in hospital

A BRITISH property buyer who was allegedly assaulted by developers Christoforos Karayiannas & Son Ltd, with whom he is engaged in a legal wrangle, was yesterday still in hospital, his lawyer said. No one has yet been arrested for the alleged assault, according to Yiannos Georgiades, the lawyer for Briton Conor O’Dwyer who has been […]

British property buyer brutally beaten

A BRITISH property buyer was hospitalised on Monday after allegedly being badly beaten by the Cyprus property developers with whom he is in dispute, his lawyer said yesterday. Conor O’Dwyer, 38, who has widely publicised his case on YouTube and on the website lyingbuilder.com, was kicked in the kidneys and had his head stomped on, […]

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