Real Estate Search
We can search for real estate, i.e. houses, flats, buildings or fincas. This is provided that the property has been registered in the Puerto Rico Property Registry. The service consists exclusively of sending you a copy of the folios ("folios") with the registry data from the Property Registry.
The registry data is the official data used for the property market in Puerto Rico. In other words, every registered property is supposed to have the following information: "finca" or property number, volume, folio and section of the Property Registry. It should be noted that this service please visit is equivalent to a "Title Study", but to a general search. The Title Search is a more detailed process carried out by someone who is dedicated to such matters.
We use our investigative resources to search for properties at the Municipal Revenue Collection Centre (CRIM) and the Land Registry. We can also obtain debt certifications from CRIM but only if you are the owner.
What are the requirements for the property search?
In order to be able to do a property search, we need the full name (with both surnames) of the main owner. In addition, if you know where the property is located, we will need the full physical address. If you do not know the address, then at least the town where the property is located. On the other hand, if you only have the registry details of the property, you can add them at the time of payment. Finally, if you have the owner's national insurance number, that will also be useful information.
Additional services to the property search
If you also need a copy of the property deed, in case of a purchase or donation, you can request it through a Certified Copy. However, to have access to the copy of a deed, you must be an interested party. In other words, you must be one of the owners or heirs.
On the other hand, it should be noted that properties acquired by inheritance do not typically carry a title deed. Therefore, if you need a certification that the property is in someone's name, you can add a Certification of Registration to your order, which will be available at the time of payment.
If you additionally hire us for a transfer of inheritance, it is also possible to search for accounts in financial institutions that the deceased may have left behind. This option is very useful when you are not sure if your relative left any accounts that you were not aware of. This will prevent accounts that have been dormant for more than five (5) years from being transferred to the government. We can also search for unclaimed funds that have been transferred to the Puerto Rico Insurance Commissioner's Office.
How long does a property search take?
This process takes 14 days, but if you choose the "Certificación Registral" option at the time of payment, it can take up to 30 days. Also, if you add a Certified Copy to your order, it can take up to an additional 30 days, or 60 days in total.
Where can I go if I have questions or doubts?
If even after reading this you still have a doubt or question, you can send us a message through the Contact form.
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