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Cypriot Passport Acquisition and Permanent Residence Permit
Repossession Property Yield Properties

Latest news

  • 1 August 2018 Cyprus construction industry enjoying a revival

    Cyprus’ construction industry seems to be regaining confidence over the... read more

  • 23 July 2018 Signing of an agreement for the creation of satellite Casino at Larnaka international airport

    The Hermes Airports Ltd and the Integrated Casino Resorts Consortium Cyprus... read more

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  • 16 July 2018 Andreas Byras Mayor of Larnaca interview in Politis newspaper

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Expenses of purchase

Stamp Duty

After the contract of sale is signed, the purchase is liable for the payment of stamp duty at 0.15% of the value up to €170.860. Thereafter, the rate becomes 0.2%. Payment is due within 30 days of signing the contract sale.

 

Transfer Fees

Upon transfer of the property and registration in the purchaser’s name, the district Land Registry Office will charge transfer fees, which are based on market value of the property at the time of the purchase and are calculated as follows:

 

 Property Value €

Fees -%

Transfer fee €

 Up to €85,000

3%

€2,550

 €85,001-€170.000

5%

€4,250

 €170,001 and up

8%

 

 

If the property is transferred in 2 or more names,  on  the name of  individuals, then the purchase value is split into the parts which results in reduced transfer fees.

The fees mentioned above are calculated per person (per share owner)

Value Added Tax on Property Purchases

Acquisition of a new immovable property in Cyprus is subject to VAT (Value Added Tax).  In cases of a resale immovable property as well as a new immovable property where an application for a town permit was filed before the 1st of May 2004, VAT will not be charged.

 If the town planning application has been filed after the 1st of May 2004, VAT is charged on the sales price at a rate of 19%. First-time buyers can apply for VAT reimbursement in cases where they paid the full amount of VAT on single properties purchased after the 1st May 2004.

No VAT is charged on the purchase of land.

A reduced rate of VAT (5%) has been introduced for properties purchased by permanent residents of Cyprus, provided that the property will be used as the main residence of the purchaser for 10 years (minimum). This is applicable only to contracts of sale that are conducted from October 1st 2011 onwards. The rate applies for the first 200 m2 of residences of total covered area of up to 275 m2.

VAT is paid when paying a newly built property 5% for a permanent first house residence and 19% for other use (to be rent etc).