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You cannot polish horse manure

EVERYONE knows there is a massive problem in Cyprus with unscrupulous property developers exploiting loopholes in the islands archaic laws to make huge profits for themselves. Exacerbated by intolerable bureaucratic delays in central and local government departments, the “Title Deeds-cum-fraud mess,” as one commentator recently referred to the problem, affects tens of thousands of Cypriot […]

British MPs and MEPs take up title deeds crusade

BRITISH MPs and MEPs have expressed their shock and concern over the title deeds scandal in Cyprus, and some have already taken the issue up with the government and the EU. “I find the accounts, which I have received of this chain of events scarcely credible,” said Nigel Farage MEP, the leader of the UK […]

Qatari Diar Real Estate and Cyprus sign deal

Qatari Diar are delighted to have signed this Memorandum of Agreement. We believe that this project highlights the strong relationship between our two countries and we look forward to working in Cyprus on the development.

Cyprus: Island of love or fraud?

Developers retain Title Deeds for many years and use them (without the express permission or even knowledge of the buyer) as collateral to obtain mortgages. While such mortgages exist, the deeds cannot be issued to the buyer.

British MEPs question Cyprus in Brussels

BRITISH citizens campaigning for their property rights in Cyprus are receiving support from their European Members of Parliament. Many have written to their MEPs asking them to put pressure on the Cypriot Government to act. The following letter was received today from Roger Helmer, MEP for Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Addressed […]

Please be patient, we are doing our best!

INTERIOR Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis has asked for patience over the issue of withheld Title Deeds as pressure mounts for the Government to take action. Mr Sylikiotis announcement was in response to a report that Lord Jones of Cheltenham had tabled two written questions in the British House of Lords on the problem; replies to which […]

Property problems: Questions raised in the House of Lords

NEWS of the many problems being experienced by British citizens who have bought property in Cyprus has reached the ears of the UK Government. Yesterday, Lord Jones of Cheltenham tabled two questions in the House of Lords. Replies to both questions are due by 27th November: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are […]

The Title Deeds fiasco: Ignoring it won’t make it go away

ON MANY occasions this paper has written about the Title Deeds problems in Cyprus and the need for the authorities to resolve it once and for all. Apart from some half-hearted attempts by deputies to find a compromise and the odd, vacuous announcement by the Interior Minister that the matter would be tackled, nothing has […]

Property action group releases Government report

FOLLOWING months of deafening silence from the Cyprus Government, the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG) has today released its report Cyprus Property Pitfalls: a time for ACTION. CPAG also calls on those who have been scammed by the rogues and conmen in the Cyprus property industry to write to their MEPs and MP urging them […]

What hope for justice in Cyprus?

WHEN Interior Ministry official Savvas Ioannou was questioned by Jean Christou about the ‘Immovable Property Tax Scam’, he was reported as saying: “This is not a matter where the state can intervene, but if a buyer feels that any term in the contract is abusive, this can be examined by the courts in the context […]

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