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Bank foreclosure: outline of the legal framework

The procedure by which banks in Cyprus foreclose on property is often confusing and the law misinterpreted; Christiana Achilleos, a Senior Litigation Lawyer, provides an outline of the legal framework.

Moody’s warns foreclosure law bad for banks

Moody’s rating agency has warned that changes to the foreclosure law will lengthen the time it takes for banks to foreclose on properties making it more difficult to reduce their NPLs.

Banks buying properties failing to sell at auctions

The banks have bought nearly 650 properties that failed to sell at the first round of auctions since the start of 2018 according to information submitted to parliament by the Cyprus Central Bank.

Cyprus banks awash with properties

Banks in Cyprus have acquired more than 14,000 properties from households and businesses through foreclosures and debt-to-assets swaps according to a report in the Phileleftheros.

Flood of foreclosure letters

Phileleftheros reports that during the second quarter of 2018 banks sent almost double the number of letters warning borrowers that they intend to foreclose compared to the first quarter.

What the new foreclosure bills mean

The new foreclosure bills passed by the Cyprus parliament expedites foreclosure proceedings, makes it easier for financial institutions to remove bad loans from their balance sheets, and increases the number of borrowers eligible for insolvency schemes.

Bills rewarding bad borrowers may pass

The bills rewarding bad borrowers by exempting them from paying income tax, capital gains tax, property transfer fees, stamp duty and the special defence contribution are expected to pass.

Reward bad borrowers; punish the good

In a move, which if successful, will result in rewarding bad borrowers while punishing the good, the Cyprus parliament is expected to vote on proposals granting tax relief to bank debtors by July.

Primary residences protection scheme falls flat

The government backed primary residences protection bill designed to protect an estimated 200 crisis-stricken homeowners against foreclosure has failed MPs heard on Monday.

Court bans banks foreclosing

The Larnaca District Court has banned banks from foreclosing on properties used as collateral for loans for which courts gave the go ahead before the new foreclosure law came in effect last year.

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