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The property buying process in Cyprus

Buying a property in Cyprus can be complicated, so it’s advisable to seek the advice of an independent lawyer early in the buying process to guide you through the property buying system in Cyprus.   There are four key steps to buying a property in Cyprus: 1. Preliminary Contract in Cyprus When buying a property in Cyprus initially you […]

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Gifting a property in Spain

There are many reasons why you might want to transfer or ‘gift’ a Spanish property to a child, family member or other person. Maybe to avoid inheritance tax, as part of a divorce settlement or merely out of the goodness of your heart. Unfortunately, transferring or gifting Spanish property is not as straightforward as it may initially […]

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Why do I need a lawyer when buying property in Cyprus?

There are many advantages to buying a property in Cyprus, whether it’s a permanent move or an investment in a holiday home. The year-round sunshine, relaxed culture breath-taking scenery, picturesque villages, bustling cities to name just a few. However, there are a number of pitfalls that foreign buyers may encounter when purchasing a property in Cyprus, […]

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What is the cost of buying a property in Cyprus?

There are huge financial benefits to buying a property in Cyprus. Property prices in Cyprus are incredibly low – you can bag yourself a studio apartment in Paphos for as little as €30,000! There are also fantastic tax benefits available for property owners with no inheritance tax in Cyprus and for those who are retired, […]

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Do I need a notary or a lawyer when buying a property in Italy?

There is often confusion about whether you need a lawyer or just a notary (notaio) when buying a property in Italy. It can be tempting to cut corners and save a money on hiring an Italian lawyer (avvocato) when buying a property in Italy, as people often mistakenly believe that the notaio performs the same function as a lawyer. The […]