Property Buyers Guide

Property Buyers Checklist

1. Obtain reliable and professional local advice. 2. Before signing any agreement carry out a search at the District Lands office to check for encumbrances. 3. If the property to be purchased is a house or a flat, check whether there is a building permit and, if completed, whether a certificate or approval for the building has been obtained from the appropriate authority. 4. If the property to ... [Read More]

Property with Title Deeds

Purchasers buying a property built some years ago or a one unit and not part of a complex, can acquire their Title Deed immediately.  The procedure is exactly the same as in the U.K. It is wise to appoint a local Lawyer. The Lawyer must then make a search and if the results are satisfactory, contracts can be exchanged immediately. The Vendor then provides the Title Deed wi... [Read More]

Property with no Title Deeds

Purchasers buying property which is part of a complex will probably not be able to get there title deed if it is a new complex. If it is a resale from a previous buyer, and not the developer, the title deed might have been issued. Even if it is not issued, your purchase can be safe and secured if the appropriate safeguards are taken by your lawyers. Purchasers can feel safe as long as t... [Read More]