Prospective property purchasers should be aware of impulse buying, as this will cloud your judgement, so take your time and make sure your decision is based on facts, such as does the property suit my needs and fullfil my requirements, (we suggest you make a list, then use box ticking as a way to check yourself).
You are re-locating to Cyprus there are many other factors you must consider as well as the property purchase, on this website you will find answers to many questions, see our FAQ, also you could browse property regulations and taxes, utility services, essential legal advice, property services and tradesmen, shopping advice, schools information, driving regulations and advice and much more.
Remember! you are in a foreign country; you should have due regard for your lack of local knowledge, help yourself by using trusted, professional and established companies. This includes your property agent, structural engineers, architects, accountants and your solicitor.
Make certain the property is fit for purpose and structurally sound, use a professional service.
Purchase/sale contract, this must be independently prepared for you by your own profesional local lawyer.
Be certain of what you are agreeing to and that you can afford to proceed, before you sign the contract.
Regarding foreign currency exchange, you are advised not to use high street banks, since the exchange rates given to you are poor, instead we suggest you use a reputable and properly regulated foreign exchange company. Check the exchange rates for yourself from our services section, you may saves 1000's with "FC Exchange", and that makes it worth doing.