Building your own property?

Building your own property?

Is Cyprus a great place to build your own property? Yes, it is. if you want to build your first home or you are looking for a great place to spend your retirement or you want to build a vacation home for you and your loved ones, Cyprus offers a lot of options. But like every other sovereign state in the world, Cyprus is divided into zones and areas. Each one has a set of rules regulating the size and type of building you can erect on a piece of land. Nevertheless, there are many great places to build your custom-made home in Cyprus.

Cyprus is an island country, and as such, it is the premier destination to find the perfect land for your home. With its magical environment, airy atmosphere, and warm weather, Cyprus provides the perfect conditions for a refreshing existence. Although there are no “badlands” here, some areas are more popular among developers than others.

Deciding where you want to stay in Cyprus

When the time comes to purchase land in Cyprus, you’ll have to decide on the locality of your home. the choices are simple; it’s either you stay on the coast or in the mountains; the main town or a village. Once you have decided, you can begin your search for your preferred land. There are many great lands scattered across the country, however, you shouldn’t choose land based on appeal alone. You have to ascertain that the land is suitable for your housing or commercial needs. Besides, you have to ensure that the land can be accessed and there is provision for water and electricity. Above all, you must ensure that the town planning zone permits your proposed building for the land.

The best way to figure out whether the land is suitable for your needs or not is to visit the government Land Registry Office. You can visit on your own or you can send your attorney a good and honest estate agent will be able to assist you as well. The process is long and time-intensive, and as such, finding the perfect zone and a suitable land may be a tough nail to handle. Depending on your needs you can buy lands in the following areas;

Limassol: Limassol is a working town with a great atmosphere and a picturesque environment. This great city has beaches and smooth sand that stretches for miles and miles. If you want to walk on a sandy beach every day, it is the ideal place for you.

Paphos: This is the rocky coast of Cyprus and the most sought after area by non-nationals living in the county. If you are not too excited about beaches, breathtaking views and beautiful sunsets over looking the Mediterranean Sea, you shouldn’t consider Paphos for your land.

Larcana: This beautiful city offers all you want in the typical Cypriot life. The sandy beaches, the palm trees, the airy atmosphere and everything else that makes Cyprus a great country are present here.

Troodos: Troodos is surrounded by mountains, and it accommodates villages in its foothills. You’ll love this locale for your building.

Nicosia: This is the biggest city in Cyprus and the capital of the country. It is mostly dominated by commercial buildings and industries, and as such, no strict regulations are restricting the size and design of your home.


Cyprus is a beautiful and versatile island country, so there is no place you’ll buy land within its province that you won’t enjoy.


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Christos Nikolaou

Author: Christos Nikolaou

BEng Mechanical Engineering, MSc Real Estate, ETEK Property Valuer, Register and Licensed Real Estate Agent.

Christos Nikolaou is the founder and Managing Director of Property Canvas, he holds a license as an Estate Agent from the Association of Real Estate Agents of Cyprus and he is a registered Property Valuer in the Technical and Scientific Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK). He is the author of our “Building your own property?” and is a certified advance negotiator.


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