Do I have to hire a Costa Rican attorney?

Hiring an attorney or lawyer to facilitate the sale or purchase of a property is a must. Most attorneys are also a Notary. They perform a vital role in the entire process.

The attorney will not only register the sale and update the title but help and guide you every step of the way. He will help with the due diligence to ensure that the property has a free and clear title. Any easements attached will need to investigated and explained clearly. Not all easements are detrimental but one wants to be sure that all is in order before the closing.

It is imperative to use an attorney that always uses an escrow company that is registered with SUJEF. Some of them may have an escrow in place.

Should things go sideways, the attorney can also handle any arbitration or negotiation on your behalf. Consider them a valuable part of the team as you go through the purchase or sale process.

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