Just like back home, when you buy a property in Cyprus there are various organisations, companies and official bodies you will need to contact to make sure all of the day-to-day issues involved in owning and living in your property are taken care of.
The following is a guide to some of the key people you need to contact to help you avoid any issues after you buy a Cypriot property.
If you are buying in a complex then there will be a Community of Owners. We would need to make sure that all Community charges have been paid up to date before you buy.
Water and Electricity
Just like back home you will need to arrange to have the utilities and services in your name and often have to set up a direct debit at your Cypriot bank to pay the bills. You also need to inform the local Council and the Residents Association that you own the property.
It is important to check that there is a connection and that the charges are paid up to date.
If you are buying a new property we will need to check that the property has the appropriate Habitation Certificate which allows the services to be connected.
All land and properties in Cyprus are now registered.
We would obtain a search at the local Land Registry for office copy entries of the previous owner’s deed which will show who the registered owner is and whether there are any charges or incumbrances on the title.
Checks should be made at the local Town Hall to make sure that the Council Tax has been paid up to date.
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