Consumer Affairs issues order easing restrictions for condo residents (PR)

The Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs issued an order to ease certain conditions that have been in effect for condominium residents in line with COVID-19 restrictions, agency Secretary Edan Rivera said.  Order 2021-002, which goes into effect today, allows holding in-person meetings and the opening of recreational areas.    Read the article………………………………..

U.S. Virgin Islands: DLCA Announces New License for Short-Term Rentals

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs is introducing a new business license for short-term rentals it promises will help crack down on people who rent out their residences against the bylaws of homeowners’ associations.   Read the article……………………………….

Puerto Rico Gov Signs New Condominium Act

Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced signed Act 129-2020, which establishes the Puerto Rico Condominium Act to update the rules that govern coexistence in these structures, effectively abolishing Act 104-1958, as amended.      Read the article……………………………….

Puerto Rico: Consumer Affairs revises rules for condo residents amid COVID-19 curfew

The Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a new set of rules that condominium residents must abide by during the COVID-19 lockdown and curfew, agency Secretary Carmen Salgado confirmed.  The new conditions included in Order 2020-010 seek to respond to several complaints filed at the agency known as DACO about “extreme measures” adopted […]

V.I. Moves To Dismiss Condo Fee Suits For Lack of Claim

The V.I. government filed motions Thursday to dismiss two condominium group lawsuits over new condo user fees, arguing the plaintiffs fail to make a legally plausible claim.  In question is whether a new $25 per day of occupancy fees on timeshare units in the territory violates the U.S. Constitution or is discriminatory.    Read the […]

Group files Art. 12 lawsuit vs Anaks homeowners (Saipan)

A group of investors filed an Article 12 lawsuit against Anaks Ocean View Hill Saipan Homeowners’ Association Ltd. and the Manuel S. and Luise P. Villagomez family trust. Anaks Investors LLC, through Daniel T. Guidotti, asked the Superior Court to declare that the lease of land where Anaks is located is void because it violates […]

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 non-Filipino citizens, to own condominiums.   Read the article………….