Hello my name is Santiago Lampón. I am a lawyer and a notary in Puerto Rico. And this is part two of an episode dealing with finding titles in Puerto Rico. On the first episode, you don’t need to watch the first episode to watch this one. That one I covered when you have a… Read more »
Posts Categorized: The Property Registry
Hello my name is Santiago Lampón. I am a lawyer and a notary in Puerto Rico and in this episode of Puerto Rico Legal video blog, this is actually part one of a two part subject, I am going to cover how to find the title in Puerto Rico. Now there are some assumptions I want you to look at while… Read more »
Management over the Puerto Rico Property Registry (“the Registry”) falls under the Puerto Rico Department of Justice. While the notary practice is overseen by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, the actual recording of real estate transactions is a key responsibility of the Puerto Rico Attorney General’s office. The Registry has been undergoing a major overhaul… Read more »
The Puerto Rico Property Registry is much unlike any property registry in the United States. While on some instances you hear the phrase “the registry cannot take your rights away” it is not less true that in some instances it does. The main reason for the noticeable differences has all to do with Puerto Rico’s… Read more »
I will not attempt to comment fully on how the Puerto Rico Property Registry works, but I will try to give you a glimpse on the subject and then expand more as the discussion develops. The purpose of the Registry is simple: to provide citizens with a public and reliable registry of transactions pertaining real estate… Read more »
Dear Subscriber: A reader posted a question on my video post about Forms of deeds in Puerto Rico. The question was very interesting and got me to write a detailed comment in response. Follow this link to gain access to this additional information which I hope you will find useful. Very truly yours, Santiago F…. Read more »
On January 24, 2008, I published an article on this blog which I have expanded and re-published at www.PuertoLegalBlog.com which you may access and read here completely free. The revised article is fully applicable to adverse possession claims in Vieques. Yours, Santiago F. Lampón
In my real estate practice, I have found a recurring problem regarding the cancellation of a mortgage once it has been paid in full. These issues affect both the lender and the borrower and usually present themselves towards the end of the relationship. Surprisingly enough, I recently participated in a closing involving a major US… Read more »
In this video, I present the overall description of titled vs. un-titled properties, briefly describing the differences and some of the misconceptions associated with these. I also provide an introduction on what it takes to convert un-titled property into titled. Enjoy!
Following my video on Titled vs. Un-titled Property I decided to expand on the practical definition or use of the term “adverse” and here it is.