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One Good Deed Deserves Another

LAST YEAR a law was passed that, supposedly, would have made it easier for buyers of apartments to obtain title deeds for their properties, title deeds for which they had been waiting for years. Although the law was hailed as major breakthrough at the time it has proved ineffectual, with big waiting, its only achievement […]

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 […]

Opposition MP Bids to Break the Deadlock on Title Deeds

An amendment to the law regarding the issuing of title deeds for property buyers is being sought by a DISY deputy in an effort to combat the huge delays facing property buyers caused by the recent property boom. Last October, a law was passed with the aim of speeding up and simplifying the complicated procedure. […]

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 […]

Cyprus Property Cheats

With regards to property cheats, on your Letters page the problem stems way before this. Firstly you need your property developer, who comes along with ‘Horse, Saddle and Spurs’. He decides to build, puts down the base for columns and his architects tell him they are wrong. He doesn’t rectify this problem and so the […]

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 […]

In Defence of the Whingeing Brit

I read with interest the letter from a Scottish lady who left Cyprus, returned to Scotland, and regrets this move homeland for the reasons given and misses Cyprus and the benefits of living here (in her opinion). I look at this issue from a different perspective: my experience of living on this island has obviously […]

New Rights Planned for Cyprus Property Buyers

A bill being drafted by parliament seeks at long last to arm property buyers with an arsenal of weapons against unscrupulous property developers, though it remains to be seen how effective its application will be. The move aims to address the thousands of cases where someone paying for a plot of land, an apartment or […]

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 […]

Architects Blast Authorities for Building Permit Delays

Lengthy delays in obtaining town planning and building permits for new buildings can squarely be blamed on the antiquated practices of the Town Planning Department and local municipalities, the President of the Architects Association, Costantinos Costandi, said yesterday. The issue of town planning and building permits has long plagued construction in Cyprus, with lengthy delays […]

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