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Title Deeds Confusion

Sir, I found your article on title deeds very interesting, because last year with the amnesty announced, we decided that after purchasing our property in 2000, and still no title deeds in sight, we would apply under this new legislation. We proceeded to fill in all the necessary forms with house plans (as we had […]

Caveat Emptor – Let the Property Buyer Beware

The property boom on the island over the past few years has led to many buyers not receiving their title deeds as the authorities struggle to stay afloat, swamped with applications. In September 1999, it had been announced that thousands of property buyers who had not received title deeds from the seller could now take […]

When the Dream Turns into a Nightmare

It’s common knowledge that Cyprus offers a more relaxed way of life. We don’t generally rush around and feel the stresses and strains of a big city, especially in Paphos. Naturally, that feeling of not being all that aggressive permeates into our everyday life. Banks are not open for very long, the police are not […]

God Help Us if there’s an Earthquake

Urgent action has been called for after serious concern emerged over the stability of some homes and buildings in Peyia. A spokeswoman of the Peyia Community Association said yesterday that buildings had been constructed in gorges, on illegal landfills and dry riverbeds, some streams even having been diverted so that building can take place. “We […]

Developers Dragging Their Feet on Title Deeds

Three months after passing a law on title deeds, authorities are discovering that incentives given to developers to legitimise illegal constructions are not as appealing as had been hoped. The law passed last March allowed owners of houses or apartments that violated building regulations to pay a certain amount to the Town Planning department and […]

Cyprus Real Estate Agents Developers & Lawyers

I sympathise with the plight of the Parnhams reported in your letters page of last week. Regrettably, problems of this nature are not uncommon when buying Cyprus property. I personally receive three or four emails a month from people who have been deliberately misled into parting with their money by unscrupulous real estate agents, property […]

House Opens Way to Release Title Deeds

Parliament has unanimously approved a bill that would enable thousands of joint owners of illegitimate residences or land plots to secure building licences and title deeds, although under strict conditions. The bill, drafted primarily by deputies Demetris Syllouris (independent) and DISY’s Maria Kyriacou, hopes to set in order a “complex social and economic problem that […]

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