Q: Can I submit these documents on the portal of the CRIM to request a change of ownership? & request these permits OPGe?
I did the claim de Herrederos after my father passed and I think a ‘Plano de certification y mensura’ may have been done on the property when it was surveyed by an engineer and whole description was filed with the paperwork. Unless it is a separate or different process? don’t know if that was filed with the OPGe? Or if is different than what is required by law. I also noted the number of the original ‘finca’ in the paperwork and found a series of numbers that correspond with each of our paperwork. which after reviewing the documentation I believe that the numbers are the ‘lot numbers’ assigned to each one of us. I think a change of ownership was probably never filed since we were not aware that this should have been done. So, I ‘m wondering if I can check the status of what still needs to addressed and will I need to have the property surveyed again or will I be able to use the information that has already been on record? It’s very difficult getting the needed information, on hold!
A: Your description contains confusing information about the multiple steps required for an inheritance to be correctly transferred to the heirs. Given the specialized nature of estate law in Puerto Rico, hiring an attorney to do this for you is highly recommended. If everything is correct, a licensed professional could verify the paperwork to be submitted and then file it at the corresponding agencies. Doing it yourself opens the door for multiple errors that will further complicate matters for the estate and possibly freeze the ownership status, costing you multiple hours of work and resources for an attorney to fix the many issues that could arise.
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