Whatever your reasons for buying a property, this is probably the first time that you have bought a property in Cyprus. We have put this guide together to help you understand a little more about the process of buying in Cyprus.
This guide is aimed at providing some basic information about buying in Cyprus and tries to answer the majority of the common questions that we are asked. Although we hope that you will find it useful it is important to remember that it doesn’t cover all legal issues involved and certainly isn’t a step by step DIY guide to buying Cypriot property.
We’ve also put together handy Buying Property in Cyprus Checklist.
While we hope this guide helps to somewhat demystify the process of purchasing Cypriot property, it is still recommended that you seek advice from a professional before proceeding – after all we do this every day and have been doing so for many years and therefore know all the tricks and pitfalls that you may come across
We also know the practical solutions to the problems that exist and understand how Cypriot law interacts with UK law, so can help to ensure you meet all of the strict requirements of both countries’ laws.
For specific advice on buying Cypriot property tailored to your needs, please get in touch with our friendly, expert Cypriot property lawyers based in the UK.
What is included in our services for buying property in Cyprus
We always work on a fixed fee basis so you are able to budget effectively for your purchase from the outset. If your purchase raises substantial or unexpected problems which need to be resolved and require additional work, there may be additional charges. We would inform you before incurring this cost. However, our experience of Cypriot property enables us to anticipate most issues so that we can deal with many unexpected problems without any additional charge.
Our services include:
- Legal advice on the terms of your offer to purchase
- Searches at the Land Registry
- Obtaining certificate from the Community of Owners (if appropriate)
- Checking the legal status of the property and the seller’s right to sell
- If appropriate checking the guarantee provided by the vendor
- Arranging application to the council of ministers
- Arranging the signature of the title deed
- Arranging payment of the relevant taxes
- Arranging registration of the property at the Land Registry
- General hand holding and advice throughout the transaction
Why use Judicare for buying property in Cyprus?
Decades of combined property law experience. Plain English advice.
We work hand in hand with our trusted lawyers in Cyprus, so clients get the very best legal advice.
At the same time, as UK-based solicitors, we are here to answer your questions and keep you informed every step of the way in plain English.
UK-regulated solicitors. Real peace of mind.
As a UK law firm, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). This means you can be confident we will adhere to the strict standards expected of UK solicitors.
Complete understanding of how UK and Cypriot laws interact
Working with our trusted partners in Cyprus, we are perfectly placed to advise on what happens when laws interact in more than one jurisdiction at the same time.
When dealing with Cypriot law, working with a law firm with strong international property expertise is a good idea. This is one area where we excel.
We are a member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), which was set up to improve standards of professionalism in a largely unregulated overseas property market. As AIPP members, we have signed up to a Code of Conduct that assures we adhere to the highest standards of honesty and professional integrity.
Decades of collective experience dealing with Cypriot Law.
We have forged a strong bond with our trusted Cyprus lawyers over the past decade. This experience and knowledge create an in depth understanding of the majority of issues clients may need to consider, allowing us to find solutions quickly to the common problems clients can run into (and the not so common ones).
Drawing on our collective experience, we can help clients to plan effectively and make sure every aspect of a case goes ahead as smoothly as possible.