|New incentives by Cyprus Government for property Buyers|
AFTER a long wait, the law designed to help stimulate sales of new property by abolishing and reducing Property Transfer Fees for a period of six months have finally been agreed and published at the official cyprus government newspaper.
The changes came into effect on Friday 2nd December 2011 and will remain in force for a period of six months. The new legislation applies only to the first sale of a property, where the contract is dated and deposited within the six month window after the 2nd of December 2011. Specifically:
There are provisions in the law that prevent its abuse, for example, by buyers withdrawing contracts of sale deposited at the Land Registry for Specific Performance, changing their dates and then re-depositing them.
No exemption or discount is available for sale agreements dated prior to 2 December 2011.
The new legislation is one of the incentives the Cyprus govrnment passes to increase demand of properties.