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Plans to make homebuyers in Cyprus pay for title deeds

Tuesday 16th July 2013

People who buy property in Cyprus may soon have to pay real estate tax before being able to get hold of their title deeds, if government plans are approved...

British interest in Spanish property is hotting up

Tuesday 25th June 2013

Spain has overtaken France for overseas mortgage enquiries, according to Conti.  The overseas mortgage specialist report that Spain accounted for 44% of enquiries received by the company in May, overtaking France, which accounted for 37% of enquiries, for the first time in a year...

Malta introduce new residency scheme for foreign buyers

Tuesday 4th June 2013

The Maltese government has this week introduced new permanent residency schemes with lower minimum thresholds for the purchase of immovable property and rental property by foreigners, in a bid to boost the Malta property market, and the wider economy...

Investors beware of Turkish property tax hike

Thursday 21st February 2013

Investors thinking of buying property in Turkey should make note of the fact that the Turkish government has made a change to its tax law involving new-build property, which means that more property will fall within the standard 18% tax band...

New rule to deter investors from buying UAE property

Tuesday 8th January 2013

International property investors buying property in UAE will now be restricted to 50% loan-to-value home loans which in turn could dampen demand for homes in the country, including property in Dubai...

British pair to be compensated for demolished Spanish villa

Thursday 6th December 2012

The Superior Court of Justice has finally ruled that a British couple who have been living in a garage for almost five years after their house in southern Spain was demolished over 'planning irregularities' are entitled to compensation...

Ayia Napa to benefit from new marina

Tuesday 1st May 2012

Plans for a long awaited marina in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, have been approved almost 20 years after the scheme was initially proposed...

No new homes to be built in Swiss ski resorts

Monday 12th March 2012

People seeking to buy a holiday home in Switzerland will soon find a shortage of homes to choose from after the Swiss people voted in a referendum on Sunday 11 March to prohibit the construction of new second homes...

Don’t lose your Spanish home to the authorities!

Thursday 2nd February 2012

Perez Legal Group, founded to meet the need among expatriate residents and businesses for clear, professional, bilingual advice and representation in the fields of legal, tax, administrative and accounting services, advise people with homes in Spain to their affairs in order...