Buying ? Building ? Here is What you Need to Know

Buying property and constructing buildings or a home can be an intimidating process, even when you are at home in your own culture and knowing what to expect and plan for. In a foreign country, the same processes can be downright frightening. In a new setting, you need to learn what t
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Property Theft in Costa Rica

The idea that somebody would steal your property seems an inconceivable notion.  However, in Costa Rica it can and does happen. I will point out how it happens and what you can do to minimize your risk. In Costa Rica all title to property is centralized and recorded in the Property Se
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Construction Law # 833 (full Text Spanish)

The Costa Rican Construction Law (Ley de Construcciones) No. 833 was originally passed in 1949.  The full text of the law below includes modifications made to the law. Decreto Ley No. 833 del 04/11/1949  LEY DE CONSTRUCCIONES ULTIMAS REFORMAS: Ley No. 1605 de 16 de julio de 1953 Ley N
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Easements in Costa Rica

Easements in Costa Rica are generally regulated by the Civil Code of Costa Rica.  An easment is a right created in favor of one person or entity either by an express written agreement or by an implied agreement.   It allows for the beneficial use of the land owned by an
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Costa Rica Construction Regulations Web Portal

Building in Costa Rica is not for everybody.  There are dozens of laws and regulations that must be adhered to during the permitting and construction process.    This involves several agencies and departments each with their own list of requirements.  To assis
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Costa Rica Express Eviction Law Passed

Costa Rica Express Eviction Law Passed In Costa Rica evicting a tenant from a rental property could at times be a daunting task.   The tenant would play the legal system and invoke ridiculous arguments just to extend the process and remain in the rental property, rent free,
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Costa Rica Property Theft Gang Arrested

The Costa Rican Judicial Police (O.I.J.) has arrested a Costa Rican Attorney, a Colombian citizen and a Costa Rica which are part of a property theft gang that was operating in the area of Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos) and la Fortuna in the province of Alajuela.   According to
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More Regulation of Costa Rica Real Estate Transactions

      More Regulation of Costa Rica Real Estate Transactions.   The Costa Rican Legislature is currently evaluating a proposed law which would completely overhaul and regulate Real Estate Transactions in Costa Rica.   The law, “Regulation of Real Estate Contracts and Real Estate Agent
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The Real Estate Closing Process

The key to a successful real estate closing in Costa Rica is constant communication and coordination between all the parties to the transaction, the Buyer, the Seller, the Real Estate Agent and the Real Estate Attorney . The purpose of this article is to highlight the responsibilities
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