Archive for Category: Cyprus Legislation

Using a Cyprus Investment as a Special Purpose Vehicle

Have you ever thought about purchasing real estate as an investment in Cyprus or abroad? Foreign tax jurisdictions are growing increasingly complex and strict in constantly finding new ways to challenge the effectiveness of tax structuring via global financial centres and how they’re regulated by foreign authorities. Unsurprisingly such...

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Grants Being Offered for Newlyweds on First Land Purchase in Cyprus

The Cyprus Government have recently announced exciting news for couples looking to buy their first property together. A draft bill has been submitted to parliament ultimately exempting the payment of 19% VAT for youths purchasing land for the purpose of building their first home or primary residence together in...

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Business & Shop Owners in Cyprus: Right to Peaceful Enjoyment of Premises

 As per the relevant Contract Law in Cyprus, a business tenant leasing a premises under contract or statute, has the right to “peaceful enjoyment and unobstructed use of the property” without any interference by the landlord, regardless of the type of tenancy agreement or kind of business or store...

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Cyprus Government Look to Amend AIF Legislation to Attract Foreign Investment

The Cyprus House finance committee discussed a bill submitted by the government designed to attract foreign investment into the housing market on the island. There have been recent plans to clarify and streamline regulations regarding AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds) which in turn harbour a more competitive environment. The bill...

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Cyprus Property Law: Why Are Some Homeowners Charged Transfer Fees & Some Aren’t?

Cyprus MPs have released plans to draft a bill aiming to remove bias within the Cyprus courts whereby some purchasers of real estate within the Republic are subject to property transfer fees while others seem to be exempt. The reasoning for the convoluted laws is due to VAT payment,...

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