If you have been spending sleepless nights worrying about how to acquire a title deed for your gorgeous Cypriot property, rest easy. 

With the enactment of the long-awaited 'Trapped Buyers' law you can apply for and receive your title deed in short order. 

Note: This is provided your property sale contract was registered in the District Land Office (DLO) before December 31st 2014.

The steps to apply are fairly simple:

  • Complete a Title Deed application form.
  • Attach the receipt you received when registering your sale contract.
  • Attach supporting documentation (Eg: proof that you have paid the purchase price for your new Cyprus house).
  • Pay the requisite fee of €10 at your nearest DLO and file the application.

Now sit back and relax while the DLO reviewing your application is satisfied all pre-defined conditions are fulfilled. Once this stage is complete, you will receive a notice to pay property transfer fees within 60 days.

If you are lucky enough to get this done by 31st December 2016, you will receive a 50% or better still 100% reduction (if you paid VAT on the purchase price) and the title deed transfer is initiated.

A short while later and Voila!! you are the proud possessor of a title deed mentioning you as the owner of your deluxe Cypriot apartment