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Tax rebate for British second homeowners

Many Britons who let out their European holiday homes could be entitled to a tax rebate under measures announced in April’s budget. However, from next year

Cyprus developer appears in court

Accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Conor O’Dwyer, property developer Christoforos Karayiannas and others appeared in the Famagusta District Court yesterday

Costs of owning an apartment in Cyprus

Did you know that if you buy an apartment in Cyprus you must contribute to the costs of insuring, maintaining, repairing and managing the jointly-owned parts of the building?

Bizarre twist as entire O’Dwyer court ordered out

COURT proceedings on the first day of the high profile Conor O’Dwyer assault case were adjourned yesterday after defence lawyers expressed concerns that the hearing was being secretly tape-recorded. In a bizarre twist to the ongoing saga, the entire gallery at Famagusta District Court was ordered out of the chamber and told by Judge Evi […]

Cyprus building standards

A LETTER in the Cyprus Mail tells the story of a Brit who moved to Cyprus and bought a newly-built house. The property looked impressive, but after a year or two it had serious damp problems and a number of alarming cracks appeared. A neighbour was a former builder who had seen the house being […]

Capital Gains Tax on the sale of property in Cyprus

FOR those who have immovable property in Cyprus and are considering to sell it they need to be fully aware that any capital gain which arises from the disposal of their asset may be liable to Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is particularly important to individuals who are not well rehearsed in Cyprus property and […]

Brit in property dispute gets no relief from Attorney General

OPENING a new can of worms for Cyprus property owners, the Attorney General has told a British buyer his developers had not committed any crime by effectively re-selling a house legally registered in his name. The three-line letter to Conor O’Dwyer, who is engaged in a high-profile dispute with the developers over a house in […]

Cyprus property buyers still at risk twenty years after collapse

IF you are British and of a certain age, you will remember “All Our Yesterdays”. It was a television programme, produced by Granada Television, which ran weekly between 1960 and 1973 and again between 1987 and 1989. The format was simple: a presenter introduced snippets of newsreel that had been shown in cinemas 25 years […]

Buying usurped property does not pay

AN adviser to the EU’s top court says a ruling against the British owners of a property in Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus should be recognised. The Court of Appeal of England and Wales had requested a legal opinion from the European Court of Justice. Linda and David Orams are engaged in a long-running legal battle with […]

Heat turned up on Cyprus to resolve property problems

THE HEAT is being turned up on the Cyprus Government to resolve the long-standing “Title Deeds-cum-fraud mess“. As the financial crisis bites ever deeper, buyers are getting increasingly worried and angry at the seeming lack of progress being made by the Cyprus Government. Although it promised “an arsenal of weapons against unscrupulous property developers” more […]

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