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Homeowners’ group can declare non-paying member delinquent

Dear PAO, I am one of the officers of our homeowners’ association. Lately, there are members who refuse to pay the association dues, yet they still demand their right as a member. We could only guess that their refusal to

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Facts about condo buying in the Philippines

I’ve run into a few people recently who have asked me if people from Guam can buy a condo in the Philippines.  The answer is yes, Guamanians can buy condos in the Philippines because Philippine law allows for foreigners, or

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‘Common areas’ ownership key to foreigner being allowed to buy condo unit in PH

Dear PAO,  I am a British subject, but I have permanent residency in the Philippines. My wife is a Filipina, and she has dual citizenship. I am working in a company based here, and I want to buy a condo

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For Pet Lovers: 6 Condo Pet Policies You Should Know

Living in a condominium has become one of the top choices most people have. Who wouldn’t, when you got to live a satisfying lifestyle? Right? Renting or owning a condo unit can be one’s fulfillment of their dreams. After all,

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Can foreigners own or have interests in Philippine condos?

Ownership of land in the Philippines is regulated by the 1987 Constitution and the Public Land Act, among others. The Constitution provides that except in cases of hereditary succession, only those individuals, corporations and associations allowed to acquire or hold

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Home ownership Rights (Philippines)

MANY people living in subdivisions and villages are not aware that a law had been passed mandating the rules and regulations that have to be observed in so far as their right to organize in these subdivisions and villages is

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7 steps to get positive results on your condo complaints

Inquirer Property recently received a letter from an owner of a high-end condominium unit in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, who wrote that more than 80 fellow residents and unit owners had asked the developer to fix the building’s

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Something is rotten in the state of HLURB

The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) was created to regulate subdivisions and their homeowners’ associations, and the Magna Carta for Homeowners defines the rights and duties of homeowners. The Magna Carta provides, among others, why and how association

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Grab It Now – The New and Improved Primer on RA 9904

I hope that this new, improved and updated Primer on RA 9904 will serve as a useful guide and companion to all homeowners who are burdened by unfriendly neighbors, and/or Officers or Directors/Trustees who lord it over the affairs of

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RMC 9-2013: Clarifying the taxability of association dues, membership fees and o

On January 29, 2013, BIR issued Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 9-2013.  The circular is issued to clarify the taxability of association dues, membership fees, and other assessments/charges collected by homeowners’ associations from its homeowner-members and other entities.      Read

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Bottom line – who shoulders VAT on dues to homeowners association?

QUESTION: Rltr. John, The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has just released Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 65-2012 which says association dues, membership fees, and other assessments/charges collected by condominium corporations are subject to VAT. Is the BIR correct? Who

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Ownership of Philippine Condominiums Guide and Laws

Looking for a condominium to purchase will take some time and effort. With the many condo projects existing, being built or at the pre-selling stages, the potential buyer has to be informed of his many options. The potential buyer has

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