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Has McCarthyism come to Cyprus?

The Cyprus Interior Minister’s conviction that those campaigning for their property rights have ulterior motives is ridiculous. It is inconceivable that a senior government minister could believe such bizarre conspiracy theories about a chronic problem for which the island’s authorities are entirely to blame.

Cyprus law reforms are not a cure-all

The legal reforms proposed by the Cyprus Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis are not a cure-all solution to the many Title Deed problems. Those who have been deceived into buying mortgaged property will continue to remain at risk unless the Government acts to protect their interests.

Proposals to untie the Gordian knot

Proposed changes to Cyprus’ antiquated property laws may help existing buyers obtain Title Deeds to properties that have been built illegally But they contain nothing to help those who have been duped into buying mortgaged property and those whose Title Deeds are being held to ransom by unscrupulous property developers.

Details of Title Deed proposals to be announced

The Cyprus Interior Minister will announce details of the proposals to resolve the problems with issuing Title Deeds within the next two months, according to a report in the local press.

Sea caves destroyed by developer

Developers in Cyprus are causing irreparable damage to the natural environment and seem intent on destroying the very reasons people come to live on the island in their endless quest for money.

Cyprus government in incestuous relationships

In Cyprus, developers can truly be regarded as a ‘protected species’, one that the Cyprus government is prepared to protect to the last; not least because of the incestuous financial relationships they together enjoy.

Lord Jones speaks out on Title Deed saga

In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mail, British peer Lord Jones of Cheltenham tells of how the powerlessness of those caught in the title deed trap prompted him to act in the House of Lords.

Property developer collapses

The reason the company has collapsed is not the crisis, but the fact that Cyprus’ legal and regulatory framework allows a builder with five years’ experience to set up as a developer and apply his own standards of commercial behaviour.

UK politician calls for Cyprus ban

Cypriot property companies have described calls by Lord Jones of Cheltenham for their UK offices to be closed and for their presence at exhibitions to banned as “extreme”.

Man held over Limassol land fraud

A 40-year-old man has been remanded in custody after allegedly obtaining around €2m from his Russian business partner by falsely offering to provide him with acres of land.

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