I have lived in this neighborhood for 6 years now and the home in front of mine is my neighbors daughter who passed a long time ago. I'm assuming there are no heirs but i'd like the property to be mine. How do I go about asking my neighbor about maybe getting the home?
It may not be so simple. The Puerto Rico Civil Code states the order of an intestate succession: if the deceased owner left no descendants, and had no spouse, it would go to the deceased parents. If these are no longer living, it would go to the deceased siblings, nephews, and nieces, if none are...View More
the property in question should have been segregated according to our ‘records’ back when they were originally filed by my father. There appears to be a sequence of numbers that corresponds with each one of the assigned land parcels. Could the OPGe assist with clarifying if the land was... View More
You'll have a better chance to get the information from the Property Registry. When lad plots are segregated from a main lot, the Registrar annotates each of the new property ("fincas") numbers for each of the newly segregated land plots on the margin of the main lot. Also identified...View More
In general terms, you should start by procuring either a Title Study or a Registry Certification from the Property Registry, to certify that you appear as owner of the real estate property. Next, you need to retain the professional services of a civil engineer, who'll prepare a plot plan...View More
Town. We want to divide the land and register our parcel separately. How can we accomplish this? Can this transaction happen directly from seller to the two new buyers with each buyer claiming their part of the land? Or does it have to be registered under one person and then be separated? Need... View More
The property must be segregated by way of a deed. Although this can be accomplished in the sales deed, you cannot segregate a property without procuring required legal permits beforehand. The quickest, most expedient way I recommend would be for you and your sister purchase the land and register it...View More
To answer your question, owning the property in fee simple does allow you to enjoy the property and/or cede, donate, or sell it. Nevertheless, if you wish to develop it, either for personal use or for commercial purposes, the facilities you wish to build may require utilities and other facilities,...View More
My neighbor is doing major earth work on his property for new construction. He excavated a natural drain and installed 32" subterranean pipes, roughly 100' of these pipes are on my property. He has also knocked down a coconut palm tree located on my property. He also excavated a bank... View More
The quickest way would be for you should request an immediate "cease and desist" order from the Municipal Court of the town where your property is located, and request the courts to deliver the order to your neighbor. The Petition should be accompanied y evidence of your title ownership...View More
The rule of law in Puerto Rico grants you a full year after your purchase of the real estate property, to request the courts to evict the people who have invaded your property. Also, the seller may be responsible for clearing the property out before the sale. You may need to bring him/her/they into...View More
In a barrio that is mainly residential, a contractor has decided to store his equipment in the middle of a residential neighborhood. At the entrance to the barrio, close to the highway that runs past it, he established a parking lot/junk yard that has suddenly run out of space. He bought another... View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You will need to consult with the Municipal Code to verify if there is any regulations on this matter. You can also file a consultation request with the Planning Board and the Permits and Regulations Board (ARPE) to verify if the proyecto has Permits for said...View More
Adverse possession (not squatting) in regards to real estate, as I understand it, is when someone has taken over part of your property and is actively using it with your knowledge and you, the legal owner of said property has done nothing to remove the person from your property. After a set amount... View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. This does form part of squatter's rights known as "Usucapion". In order to become the new owner, the party that is using your property must do it in a peacefull manner, act as if he is the owner infront of the públics eye, do acts of ownership...View More
My mother is the last living sibling and her father has a piece if property in Puerto Rico. My mother only knows the name of the area. How can I find out where it is and include that info in her will that we are trying to draft.
I would like to know if notorized letter is signed in NJ will it help with changing name on property in PR. Not sure, what I need to do as my father is now in a nursing home. He never fixed the right papers to leave me the property. I don't know if the property will be lost?
No, a notarized letter is not sufficient to transfer real property. You need a properly drafted deed signed and notarized by your father. First you'll need to determine the ramifications of a transfer. Will this effect medicaid /medicare, will it be a taxable gift, does he have an estate plan,...View More
If the property is located in PR and his parents are no longer alive, and he did not leave a will, then the heir will be your mom but the inheritance process will have to be done in order for her to formally become the owner. If the property was his principal residence and he had obtained full...View More
Have a cousin who has put his small business on my father's property without permission and there is no written agreement. My father has the deed to this property. He is now expanding. My cousin says he has a business permit and is allowed to be there. How do find out that this is true? How... View More
My father lives in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico and has a small piece of land across the street from his house. There is a main road between his house and a small business a nephew started without my father's permission. The nephew has been there for at least 5 years. It's a place to sell... View More
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. All he needs to do is to get an Attorney to file a process known as "Desahucio" which will have the Court order his nephew and the business removed from the Property.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If the construction was done with your father's authorization then the family member pena the house. It all depends on what the agreement between them was. However there are varios legal procedures that can reverse the ownership of the Property in favor of...View More
My grandfather bought burial plots for him and my grandmother in the 80's in Puerto Rico. My grandfather passed away 2012 in Puerto Rico. My grandmother passed away two days ago in Puerto Rico. When I went to the cemetery in PR to make arrangements for my grandmother, I was told I need a... View More
In Puerto Rico, when a person passes away, if he/she didn't made a Will, the heirs will need to make a Declaration of Heirs. As the process takes time, the cemetery will require an affidavit establishing who are heirs of the person and that they authorize the use of the burial plot.
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