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
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
The first problem you may encounter is that, once you have decided on a
property, the developer or estate agent More...