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The number 1 rule to buying a property in Cyprus is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property in Cyprus 


Using a lawyer in Cyprus

The Cyprus Bar Association confirmed to OGC that there is no such thing as a notary in Cyprus. All responsibilities that are typically taken on by a notary come under the remit of a lawyer. These responsibilities include, for example, matters concerned with estates, powers-of-attorney and business. Lawyers in Cyprus are involved in a range of matters concerning newcomers to the island. Of course, one of the key areas of responsibility is that of property  More...


Legal tips for renovating in Cyprus

So you have been exploring the stunning rural areas of Cyprus and fallen in love with a traditional village home which is up for sale. Whether it is practically a shell which needs rebuilding or is an abandoned house which simply needs a bit of TLC, you can already see how you would like to renovate it for your own use or as an investment. Or maybe you have spotted a property in an urban area as there is also a great deal of beautiful architecture in town. Many people follow  More...


Buying land to build on in Cyprus

Buying land in Southern Cyprus and building a property on it is very exciting. But before you set the wheels in motion, your first step should be to find a good, independent lawyer who is well versed in all the legalities involved. One of the first things you will need to know is whether or not you are eligible to buy as you may need permission from the Council of Ministers (although this is not normally a problem). The rules change frequently so it’s best to seek advice from your  More...


Lessons to be learned: a buying story from Cyprus

Mike and Jenny Sanders nearly made a big mistake buying property in Southern Cyprus. They fell into one of the most common traps – they were very nearly persuaded to use their developer’s lawyer. Their developer told them this service would be free and it would be best for them to follow this route. Although Mike and Jenny were buying their first overseas home, alarm bells started to ring, especially when the developer then asked for some cash up-front  More...


How to find a good/reputable lawyer?

Find a good and reputable lawyer – how do I do that? When buying a property in Cyprus you’ll want to make sure that the contract of sale protects you, your money and your future property. It’s an absolute necessity to ensure you acquire an independent and legally registered solicitor – but this may not be as easy as one would think! The first problem you may encounter is that, once you have decided on a property, the developer or estate agent  More...


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