Moving to Cyprus – Things you should do

by Mark Dale

If you have decided to start a new life abroad, but haven’t decided on the country yet then consider Cyprus. Many people are moving to Cyprus because of its superb life style and all year round fantastic climate.

Why Cyprus?

Not only does Cyprus have some of the most amazing scenery you’ll ever see, it also has warm and friendly atmosphere to match. It is well known for being the “island of love” and it is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean. The climate is suitable for all year round sunbathing and the pace of life is slow and relaxed.

If you are looking for a place that ticks every box then Cyprus is perfect.

Things You Should consider before starting a new life in Cyprus.

Before you start looking for individual properties research the different areas of Cyprus using books and the Internet. This may common sense, but unfortunately too many people don’t do enough research and will end up making a lot of mistakes.

So what should you think about? Well a few factors you should consider include:

– Your knowledge of the area you plan to move to – How many people are moving and what are the age ranges? – You need to stick to an agreed budget – You will need to know all of the legal implications of life in Cyprus

Obviously a good knowledge of the area you plan to move to is absolutely essential. If possible you should talk to locals and perhaps people who have previously moved there from another location. They will be able to give you a good idea of what living in Cyprus is like and whether they made any mistakes when they moved which you could perhaps learn from.

There is no better way to get to know about what you are letting yourself in for than talking to the locals in the area.

If you have children then major decisions will need to be based around their education and well being. Considering nurseries, schools, child minding, and other facilities for your kids is vitally important to a settled life in Cyprus. For example, a remote villa in the mountains will not be the most suitable location for children who need to be taken to school every day.

The local laws and legal implications of buying property also need thinking about. You need to make sure that you find yourself a good lawyer before you start your property hunt. You’ll also need to consider things like pensions if you are retiring to Cyprus.

Problems often arise when buying property in any country and Cyprus is no different. Anything from building delays to sellers pulling out of deal can make things stressful and costly. Always be prepared for problems and ensure you have budgeted for anything major going wrong. The laws are different in Cyprus so don’t assume anything.

Overall life in Cyprus should be rewarding and a great experience as long as you take time to learn about the laws and culture before setting off. You also need to ensure that you learn the facts about your chosen Cyprus area and ensure that it meets the needs of your entire family. If you don’t do this then you could end up losing money as well as missing out on the life of your dreams.

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