Buying Dominican Real Estate

Buying Dominican Real Estate requires an experienced lawyer to identify red flags and overcome legal process hurdles successfully. Persons wishing to buy, sell, convey or transfer Dominican real estate property should note that Dominican real estate operations are governed by Dominican Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Civil […]

DR Tourism Incentives Law 158-01

Dominican Tourism Incentives Law 158-01 of October 1st, 2001, as amended, provides that all individuals and enterprises that venture, promote or invest capitals in designated tourism zones, for tourism activities such as hotels, resorts, cruises, conventions, congresses, festivals, shows and concerts facilities, infrastructure for basic services, entertainment, bio and theme parks, port and maritime infrastructure, […]

Dominican Real Estate Register new Requirements

Dominican Real Estate Register and Cadastral Measurements Office established technical provisions on March 31st, 2021, on the requirements for applications and the receipt and delivery of Dominican real estate services requests before Dominican Title Registrars, Regional Measurements Offices and Dominican Real Estate Register offices. Such provisions seek the unification and standardization of technical requirements for […]

DR Tourism & Real Estate Tax Incentives Law

Dominican Tourism Sector Tax Incentives Law 195-13, amending DR Tourism Promotion Law 158-01 dated October 9th of 2001, was enacted on December 13th of 2013 (hereinafter “Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector”). The purpose of Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector consists in adjusting the existing tax incentives in […]

Dominican Property Inheritance

Dominican real estate property inheritance is subject to the application of Dominican Law. Under Dominican Law, there are two very important aspects of Dominican property inheritance which have an impact on Dominican property inheritance of real estate assets of a deceased individual: the time and domicile of the deceased. The time of opening of a […]

Dominican Residence for Retirees and Rentists

Residence by investment in Dominican Republic, or special residence for pensioners or rentiers of foreign source income, constitutes a legal privilege that exempts its beneficiary from the procedure of previously applying for a temporary residence in the Dominican Republic. This implies a series of administrative facilities for the requester, such as a more expedite process […]

DR Real Estate Property Due Diligence

Dominican real estate due diligence is the first step for verifying that the title to a prospective real estate property is clear and marketeable. The purchase of Dominican Republic real estate property is governed by Real Estate Property Law 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations as well as the Dominican Civil Code and other special […]

DR Tourism Law

Dominican Republic Tourism Law declares of national interest the promotion of Dominican tourism, whether, historic, religious, archaeological, of natural resources and all other forms and its related activities. Tourism Law 541 of 1969 was enacted at a time when most Dominican Tourism was of local nature and the country’s wide array of pristine beaches and […]

Buying Real Estate in Dominican Republic

The purchase of Real Estate in Dominican Republic is governed by Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Dominican Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of Form and Substance Among the requirements of form to make a […]

Incidence of AML Laws in Cross-Border Real Estate Transactions in Dominican Republic

Incidence of AML Laws in Cross-Border Real Estate Transactions in Dominican Republic[1][2] The conveyance or transmission of rights over real property in the Dominican Republic (DR) is governed by freedom of contract principles, coupled with the requirement of a notarized written document to satisfy statute of frauds considerations and a series of property transfer and […]