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28th May 2024
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Property buyers’ check-list

THIS single page check-list shows the key stages involved in buying a property in Cyprus in chronological order. Use it to check that you do not forget a critical aspect of your purchase.

Ensure that you complete each stage before moving onto the next. The check-list includes:

  • Lawyers
  • Land Registry
  • Banks/payment
  • Prebuilt/resale homes
  • Planning & building permits
  • Taking delivery
  • Title Deeds
  • Contract

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The Immovable Property (Tenure, Registration and Valuation) (Amendment) Law of 1993

Section 38 Buildings Under Joint Ownership

THE OFFICIAL English translation of the law and regulations governing the management of apartments and building complexes in Cyprus. Topics covered include:

  • Establishing a Management Committee
  • Calculating communal fees for individual units (dwellings)
  • Organising Annual and other General Meetings
  • Unit owners voting rights
  • Insurance
  • Owners & Management Committee rights and obligations
  • And much more.

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Insuring Buildings under Joint Ownership

EVERYTHING you need to know about the insurance of jointly-owned buildings.

By Miltiades Miltiadou – Independent Insurance and Risk Management Consultant. Topics covered include:

  • Legislation (brief introduction)
  • Compulsory insurance
  • Who is the insured?
  • The sum insured
  • Optional covers
  • Public liability
  • Personal liability

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Golden Property Commandments

MY 30 page guide is designed to help you avoid the many problems associated with buying property in Cyprus, particularly if you are thinking of buying off-plan from a developer.

Topics covered include:

  • Buying off plan.
  • Buying resale property.
  • Buying as an investment.
  • Title Deeds.
  • Financing your purchase.
  • Planning to emigrate.
  • Property purchase check list.

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External publications

European Property Rights & Wrongs

MEP Diana Wallis has increased her efforts to resolve the problems faced by thousands of expatriates who have purchased overseas property in EU member states with the publication of a booklet “European Property Rights and Wrongs”.

In an interview, Ms Wallace said: “Property rights issues in countries such as Spain and Cyprus are by far the most pressing in the Petitions Committee, and while tens of thousands face demolition, eviction or bankruptcy, the EU has been unable, or refused, to act.” Topics covered include:

  • European Property Wrongs – what can the EU do?
  • A European Land Law? …and the Right to Property
  • Linking up national Land Law systems across the EU – some practical steps

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Department of Lands and Surveys Citizens Charter

THE Department of Lands and Surveys ‘Citizens Charter’ provides information on the services it offers together with the procedures to be followed and the costs associated with various types of applications related to immovable property. It contains:

  • Introduction by the Director of the Department of Lands and Surveys
  • Delegation of land survey work to private licensed surveyors
  • Applications
  • Transfers – mortgages
  • Encumbrances and prohibitions
  • Forced sales (sales by public auction)
  • Leases
  • Compulsory acquisition – requisition
  • Disposal of state land
  • Addresses of Central and District Offices of the Lands And Surveys Department
  • Public hours
  • Fees and Charges (revised August 2018)

Click on the cover to download your free copy in Greek & English.

Guide to buying property in Cyprus

Buying a property overseas is a big decision which involves several steps and, of course, some thorough research.

The Alliance of International Property Owners (AIPO) asked supporting partner and independent overseas property experts, AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals) to bring you answers to the most asked questions – and to share their top tips about buying a home abroad.

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How to Buy Overseas Property Safely

BUYING a property overseas as a holiday home, for retirement, emigration or as an investment remains a desirable goal for many.

Founded in 2006, the Association of Independent Property Professionals (AIPP) was founded to help make that purchase safer and easier. The 2018 edition of its ‘How to Buy Overseas Property Safely’ is a 38 page consumer guide, which covers the fundamentals of the buying process from what to expect of your agent or developer to how to plan your finances and the pitfalls to avoid.

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