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Q: Is it legal to erect a fence then fill the area with dirt to match the surronding area in puerto rico?

And do you need a permit to raise your land with dirt?

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Contracts for Puerto Rico on
Q: Hello, can I place a lien on the developer/owner of an urbanization for repairs paid for by me?

The developer owner of the urbanization has failed to fix major construction issues to a point where our home is posing a hazard to live in as we have land settling and and erosion of soil. House foundation leaks water through the floors and electrical wiring has serious overload issues. I have... View More

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Mar 21, 2023

To place a lien on the urbanization, you would need to file a lawsuit to justify the lien in terms of the amount that you would be claiming against the developer. Due to the state you describe, you can file the lawsuit directly before the Court of First Instance, requesting permission from the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: ¿Es obligatorio cubrir la 1/2 de los gastos de reconstruccion de una pared medianera?

Una de las partes implicadas construyó la pared medianera hace varios años. La otra parte que no aportó a la construcción alega el muro esta cediendo. El muro no ha sido examinado por un perito en construcción y aparenta estar en buen estado. La parte peticionaria solicita al Tribunal la parte... View More

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Oct 6, 2022

La respuesta a su pregunta depende en dónde se construyó la pared medianera. Si se halla en el terreno de una de las partes, ese dueño es quien debe asumir el costo. Si se halla en el medio exacto entre ambas propiedades (o sea, que la pared medianera toca ambas propiedades, ambos dueños... View More

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