Contract of Sale to the Land Registry Department

Contract of Sale to the Land Registry Department


Contract of Sale to the Land Registry Department

When the contract of sale is ready and signed your lawyer files within two (2) months a certified copy of the contract at the Land Registry Department to make sure that the transfer of the acquired property is in your name.

Specific Performance Law safeguards a purchaser of immovable property from a transaction between a seller and a purchaser. This especially happens when the purchaser is not allowed to immediately transfer the acquired property into his/her name even though payment of the consideration has been made. By depositing a copy of the contract to the Land Registry, it gives the purchaser, according to the above law, the right to seek “specific performance” of the terms and conditions of the contract and thus to register the property into the purchaser’s name. The contract of sale deposited with the Land Registry can be withdrawn only with your approval.

The Cyprus Department of Land and Surveys is the oldest governmental department of the public sector, founded in 1858. Through the years it has been updated, making it one of the most sophisticated land registry systems in the world. Therefore, purchasing a property in Cyprus, is a very straightforward procedure.