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
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
I paid an individual to install gates and to pressure wash, apply cement topping and sealant, and to correct all drainage issues. I originally paid half upfront so that he could begin working. Later, he asked for half of the remaining balance because he was going through some issues (sick wife,... View More
Unfortunately, this seems the case of a "no good deed goes unpunished". The Law of Contractor Registry, Law no. 145 of August 10, 1995, as amended, requires that any contractor working on residential properties must file a request to be included in the Puerto Rico Consumer Affairs...View More
My elderly father was coerced by a salesperson (this man was an unexpected guest who tagged along with a "friend's" visit). After 8 hours, the man presented this item (at 12a) and my dad was coerced into buying a $4,000 vacuum. He is elderly, hearing impaired and was exhausted at... View More
Financial exploitation of the elderly is regrettably becoming too commonplace. For the sake of our discussion, I'm assuming that your dad lives alone in Puerto Rico. Does he have any family living in Puerto Rico? A close relative would assist in minimizing the possibility of this scenario...View More
I'd like to get a vehicle on the island and I understand the traditional methods of leasing and financing but i'm not familiar with the loan transfer process and can't find any relevant info via the web so far. I need a used vehicle but due to current circumstances, i'm unsure... View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You will not find any laws since it is ilegal to transfer an account without the lender's authorization. There are many instances that have occured where the vehicle is sold to a third party but the title and loan continue in the name that appears on the...View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. The legal process to be followed is to first get your beloved Uncle's property registered under the Estate's name. Once the property is registered in the names of the Inheritors (Estate) then they will have to file an evictión procedure (Desahucio)...View More
I reserved a total of 10 rooms for a large group traveling to Puerto Rico. I cancelled the rooms a month before our trip. The cancellation process told me that there would be no cancellation fee. The hotel ended up charging me a cancellation fee for 9 of the rooms under the same credit card. I have... View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You can file a claim if you have proof that no cancellation fees would be charged. However it would be much more económical to contact your credit card company and deny the charges.
If you need additional information please feel free to contact me directly.
It's been a little bit more than three years that we haven't gone back to Puerto Rico we live in the state of Florida basically all of our childhood we tried to go to PR every year but unfortunately we were not able to go after 3 years when we went back for vacation we noticed that there... View More
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The legal process needed is known as " Desahucio". It is a Court procedure by which the registered property title holder request from the Court the eviction of squaters from the property.
You Will need to file a petition in the Court for...View More
I'm giving away my car loan but the person interested recently opened up a business and can't get the loan transferred. Is it safe to give him the car for a year (minimum requirement on his business loan until he can get approved for other loans) under affidavit? I am unable to pay the... View More
Good morning and thank you for using JUSTIA. The two main downfalls are that you will remain the registered owner of said vehicle and the principle debtor to the loan. This means that you are the responsable party for any damage that the vehicle causes and in the party responsable for the monthly...View More
My mother-in-law is looking to get a reverse mortgage on her house. We discovered that she and her late husband are the people who hold the mortgage, her late husband is the registered owner with CRIM but her parents are the who the property is registered with with the Property Registry.... View More
Most likely a "Declaration of Heirship (Declaratoria de herederos)" , and a form to the Treasury Department needs to be filled in order to register the house in the Property Registry to the heirs. Also your husband can donate his participation in the heirship to his mother. All that...View More
The seller (dealer) is obliged to give a guarantee.
Rule 26 of the Consumer Administration in Puerto Rico (DACO) prohibits any dealer from selling a used motor vehicle without providing a guarantee to the buyer. The warranty must cover both parts and labor based on the mileage of the...View More
Yes. under PR law, heirs inherit both assets as well as debts. In this case, and with the information provided, I would suggest the heirs to resign their right to inherit. You should consult with an attorney since there are deadlines involved.
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