Finding an independent property lawyer
The British High Commission in Nicosia publishes a list of lawyers who are able to give advice in English to British nationals. They have kindly allowed me to publish the list on my website, and you may download it from "List of Local Lawyers". (There are also three other documents in my download area from the British High Commission that you may also find useful).
After your lawyer has drawn up your contract, make sure the top 10 property contract clauses are included.
My most important advice
hand over money or sign any papers until you have spoken with a competent independent
Cyprus property lawyer.
NEVER use a law firm or take legal advice from a lawyer who has been introduced to you by a property developer or any other vendor.
NEVER use the so-called 'free' legal services offered by property developers.
NEVER use use a lawyer who has been introduced to you by a company marketing overseas property in Cyprus.
NEVER use a law firm that does not carry an adequate level of Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I cannot emphasise too strongly that anyone buying property in Cyprus must take expert, independent legal advice from a conveyancing lawyer experienced in Cyprus property law.