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The most read article published in Cyprus Property News over the past twelve months was that a group of British buyers had won the right to have their cases against their Paphos-based developer heard in the UK.

Brit wins property dispute but must pay for defamation

British home buyer Conor O’Dwyer has won his long drawn out case against a Cypriot property developer who unlawfully terminated his contract but has been ordered to pay for defamation.

Fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions

British home buyers have filed a class action against the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ and the HSBC claiming they are victims of a fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions.

British pensioner hospitalised following brutal attack

A British pensioner was assaulted by builders while inspecting the progress on the construction of his bungalow on Saturday and was rushed to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

O’Dwyer aid marks a Cyprus legal first

Conor O’Dwyer, whose dispute with Paralimni-based property developer Christoforos Karayiannas & Son Ltd has been dragging on for more than six years, has been granted legal aid to continue his civil action.

Alpha Bank moves to repossess homes built by Liasides

More than 100 people face losing their homes following applications filed by the Alpha Bank to auction eight plots of land that it mortgaged to bankrupt property developer Yiannis Liasides.

SNK Venus & SNK Exclusive liquidation proceedings

Buyers of property in Cyprus from SNK Venus Home Developers Ltd and SNK Exclusive Properties Ltd are advised that liquidation proceedings against the companies will be heard in May and June at the Larnaca District Court.

Appeal filed against Conor O’Dwyer ruling

An appeal has been filed against the court ruling last month that cleared property developer Christoforos Karayiannas & Son Ltd and Michelle McDonald

O’Dwyer decision another nail in the coffin

It appears that buyers rights to property in Cyprus are not protected by the law even though they may have deposited their contract of sale at the Land Registry for ‘Specific Performance’.

Conor O’Dwyer’s lawyer speaks out

Conor O’Dwyer’s lawyer was interviewed on Cyprus radio channel CyBC 2 by Rosie Charalambous about the criminal case against property developer Karayiannas and Michelle McDonald, the woman now living in Conor’s home.

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