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by Nigel Howarth
20 Aug 2018 00:47
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Rental property expenses
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Rental property expenses

Interesting note about the tax on Airbnb rentals! Do you have any more info or a link we can read? Also, do you need any special license to rent on Airbnb (or short-term in general)? Here are a couple of articles about government plans for Airbnb rentals (includes answers to both questions.) Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
19 Aug 2018 10:26
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Additional info when buying an apartment in Cyprus
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Additional info when buying an apartment in Cyprus

Hi marathon and welcome to the forum. The rent laws in Cyprus are very pro-tenant, which makes it very difficult to evict non-payers (it can take years). Generally it's a free market unless the property being rented was completed before 31 December 1999 and it's in a 'rent control area' - I think yo...
by Nigel Howarth
19 Aug 2018 10:08
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Rental property expenses
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Rental property expenses

Hi Jenson and welcome to the forum. If you're renting an apartment or an property in a complex with shared facilities, the property management fees will be paid by your landlord (unless your rental agreement obliges you to pay the management fees.) These fees are based on the overall size of the pro...
by Nigel Howarth
18 Aug 2018 10:52
Forum: Property Ownership
Topic: Title Deeds and the LRO
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Title Deeds and the LRO

Hi Howard It seems that you're getting there slowly. Regarding the affidavit, I'm not sure this will be sufficient to prove that you've paid. If you look at my article 'Applying for Title Deeds' it says: "In situations where the purchaser encounters difficulties obtaining evidence confirming they ha...
by Nigel Howarth
18 Aug 2018 10:42
Forum: Selling Property
Topic: Estate agents fees. and can we mention house sales to other member or guests?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Estate agents fees. and can we mention house sales to other member or guests?

Hi Howard Pleased to hear that you'll be getting the deeds 'soon'. Estate agent fees are usually 5% + VAT of the sale price achieved but this can be negotiated in some cases and there is one EA in Paphos whose fees are 4% +VAT. No, yo can't advertise your property on the forum - but there are many o...
by Nigel Howarth
17 Aug 2018 15:33
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Yiassas!
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Yiassas!

Apologies Mike - I didn't appreciate you're American. I have an American friend in my Rotary club - he's from Alabama and has been resident in Cyprus with his family for many years. I think he's in the States at the moment and I'm in the UK. Maybe it would be useful if I put you both in touch? Louis...
by Nigel Howarth
16 Aug 2018 12:36
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: this swimming pool malarky
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: this swimming pool malarky

HappyCamper wrote:
16 Aug 2018 01:34
fight to have the Law amended.
I hope he succeeds. This is a subject Denis O'Hare & I brought up with the Interior Ministry ten years ago. Changes have been on the cards for years and apart from a couple of vacuous announcements from TBTB, nothings happened.

Don't hold your breath.

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
16 Aug 2018 12:05
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Yiassas!
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Yiassas!

Kalimera Mike and welcome to the forum. You can find the list of English speaking lawyers provided by the British High Commission by clicking here . My personal recommendation is Louise Zambartas (a dually qualified English lawyer) whose firm is based in Limassol. You'll find her contact details on ...
by Nigel Howarth
14 Aug 2018 10:28
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: this swimming pool malarky
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: this swimming pool malarky

Kalimera Eoin As far as I am aware there isn't an English translation of the swimming pool regulations. I posted the key points in an earlier message in this topic and a link to the regulations in Greek. You can get an approximate translation of the regulations using Google Translate but you will ne...
by Nigel Howarth
06 Aug 2018 21:42
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Debt after uk leaves the EU
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Debt after uk leaves the EU

Hi Scott I don't think anyone can say with any certainty how BREXIT will affect the bank's recovery process. Currently, if you do not defend an action taken against you in another EU member state, the plaintiff (the bank) can request an 'EU Enforcement Order'. If successful the order will be enforce...
by Nigel Howarth
03 Aug 2018 20:21
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: this swimming pool malarky
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: this swimming pool malarky

Hi HappyCamper There are no EU directives on how swimming pools should be classified. Here's a question that was raised in the European Parliament by former MEP Arlene McCarthy in 2011 and the answer she received on behalf of the Commission: Question European Standard for swimming pools and its appl...
by Nigel Howarth
25 Jul 2018 14:54
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Down payment
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Down payment

Hi Gusha and welcome to the forum. I doubt you'll find a bank in Cyprus that will give you a loan without a 20%-30% deposit. The banks are much more risk averse following the hole they dug for themselves a few years ago. There is a company that may be able to help. See my earlier post at http://www....
by Nigel Howarth
24 Jul 2018 12:13
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Rent freeze law question
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Rent freeze law question

Hi bvasili

Themistokli Dervi Avenue is in the Nicosia Municipality - I suggest you call/visit their office to confirm whether or not your property is in a rent controlled area.

If it is in a rent controlled area there's a rent freeze until 21.4.2019.

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
24 Jul 2018 11:57
Forum: General Property Questions
Topic: Roof Renovations / Roof Special painting for buildings
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Roof Renovations / Roof Special painting for buildings

Hi Laura

I've sent you a 'Private Message' with the name and contact details of the couple we used to redecorate our house. We were very pleased with their work.

Regards,
by Nigel Howarth
23 Jul 2018 17:27
Forum: Communal Property Management
Topic: this swimming pool malarky
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: this swimming pool malarky

Hi HappyCamper and barryedwards I've received a number of emails from people living on “Peyia Springs”, “Iris Village” in Pegeia another from someone in Kato Pafos and another one who did not say where the property was located. Although there’s been a lot of talk about changing the swimming pool law...