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Energy Certificates For Your Home

IMPLEMENTATION of the European Directive on the energy performance of buildings laying down minimum performance on new and existing buildings will begin within the next six months. On Thursday, Parliament passed the Directive into law after the European Commission sent final warnings to Cyprus, along with Greece, Hungary, Malta and Sweden in June for failure […]

Warning Signs of Worse to Come

MY brother, Dr Christopher Solomon, a retired university professor (his quantum mechanics doctorate investigated Einstein’s Theory of Relativity), lives in a recently constructed bungalow just down the road from that burgeoning expat township of Peyia, situated high on the coastal hills near Paphos. He lives with his wife, Marjorie, a member of the ‘Women Write’ […]

Cyprus Property Warning

I would like people to know how buying property in Cyprus can turn out to be a complete nightmare. We have lived in Cyprus for over a year and want to sell up and move back to Scotland for personal reasons. We bought a house off plan in 2003 and had a buyer who wanted […]

Is there no Recourse against the Developers?

My mother purchased a property from a property developer over three years ago, and, even though her contract had stated that completion would be 18 months, it is now only finally being completed. Nothing new here, as this is Cyprus and we all know exactly what such contracts are worth. My mother is a regular […]

Beware when Buying Cyprus Property

Nigel Howarth’s letter in Cyprus Weekly (29 April 05) spurred me to write about my own experience in seeking suitable accommodation to buy in Cyprus. Having lived here for two years now and, having heard horror stories as well as pleasant experiences from friends and acquaintances who, to a man, advised us to use a […]

Warning to Cyprus Home Buyers

It has come to my attention that everyone in Cyprus is now talking of property investment and what a great investment it is. A number of people honestly believe that the prices of houses/flats are still low and that they will continue to rise. I am personally tired of hearing this nonsense and feel sorry […]

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