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Trapped buyers law

In September 2015, the Cypriot Government issued the Amended Transfer and Mortgage Properties Law No 139(1)/2015, in order to assist property owners who were unable to get their Title Deed (certificate of ownership) despite fulfilling their contractual obligations with the seller, referred to as ‘enclaved’ or ‘trapped’ buyers. There can be a number of reasons …

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Access to information law failing to meet European minimum standards

Access Info Europe and seven Cypriot civil society organisations have raised concerns with the Cyprus government that a future access to information law would violate European standards if adopted in its current form, as it blocked access to unclassified information. The organisations warned the exceptions to transparency were seriously out of line with the Council …

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