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Cypriot Investment Scheme
Repossession Property Yield Properties

Latest news

  • 15 July 2019 Larnaca new high rise tower projects

    In Larnaca, some 20 – 30 high-rise residential developments and hotels... read more

  • 27 June 2019 Home Saves homes but also sells them away

    On September 2, applications for the Home project will begin. Yesterday the... read more

  • 18 June 2019 Citizenship by Investment Property Fair in Beirut Lebanon

    On 13 and 14 June 2019 we took part, together with our legal team, in the... read more

  • 13 May 2019 Petrolina will move storage units by years end

    read more

  • 6 May 2019 Energy saving measures grant scheme

    There are opportunities for those living in Cyprus to the reduce their energy... read more

Reduced property transfer fees

FURTHER details have emerged of the eagerly anticipated reduction in Property Transfer Fees, which are paid by the purchaser and become payable whenever a property in Cyprus changes hands and are the Cyprus equivalent of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable in the UK. The key features of the legislation are as follows: For transfers that take place before the 31st December 2016 – applicable to all properties purchased before 2 December 2011: (a) If VAT was paid on the property, no Property Transfer Fees are payable. (b) IF VAT was not paid on the property, the Property Transfer Fees are reduced by 50%. However if the Director of the Land Registry considers that the price stated on the contract of sale does not reflect the market value of the property at its date of purchase he may, at his discretion, charge the full Property Transfer Fees based on the market value of the property at its date of sale less the price stated on the contract of sale. Those who have or will purchase property between December 2, 2011 and December 31, 2016 will benefit from the reduced Property Transfer Fees regardless of when the transfer takes place. (Article Transfer fee abolition/reduction law published at last! refers.) The law make no mention of a refund to those who have already paid their Property Transfer Fees. However, in a statement he made last year, the Interior Minister was reported as saying that there was no point in putting off transferring the deeds as any reduction would have retroactive effect if it is decided and that amounts commensurate with the reduction will be returned to all impacted parties.

Read more at: http://www.news.cyprus-property-buyers.com/2015/07/28/reduced-property-transfer-fees/id=0087106
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