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Title Searches

Our attorneys personally conduct real estate title searches to ensure our clients that no hidden liens, encumbrances, or claims exist which could delay or interfere with the transfer of title to the buyer.

These are the main government agencies and companies we research during the title search process:

  • Public Registry of Panama – Our attorneys will investigate the public records to ensure that the property is registered in the name of the seller or entity (corporation, foundation, or trust) and no liens or encumbrances on the property are recorded.  A copy of the public deed and all amendments is made at the Public Registry and then researched to confirm its validity and authenticity.
  • Ministry of Economy & Finance – Our attorneys will go to this ministry to ensure that all property taxes are paid up to date.
  • Utility Companies – Our attorneys will check with the various utility companies to ensure that all water and electric utilities are paid up to date so there will be no future claims from any utility company.
  • Agricultural Reform Department – If the property is not a titled property, but rather, a Rights of Possession type of property (Propiedad de Derecho Possessorio), our attorneys will research and confirm the Possession Rights Certification at the Agricultural Reform Department.  This government agency regulates government lands in rural areas that are granted ownership rights to those citizens or entities that have proven use of the land through a Possession Rights Certificate.

 

 
 
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