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Foreigners Buying Real Estate in Mexico are Advised to Hire a Mexican-Based Lawyer

Mexico's real estate market is diverse and robust and if purchased through the correct channels, a secure investment. The Mexican real estate market continues to flourish offering excellent ROI in the form of vacation rentals, appreciation for investors and a better lifestyle with affordable luxury housing for your retirement. Foreigners can purchase property in Mexico however, there are restrictions regarding buying property within the restricted zone, which is any property within 50 kilometers from the coast or 100 kilometers from the border. Foreigners may purchase property within restricted zones, provided it is held in a fideicomiso (bank trust), or the buyer can...

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MexLaw Seller Assistance Program

Are you selling your property in Mexico? MexLaw can assist you with obtaining the documents you need to sell your property. Dealing with official agencies in Mexico can be frustrating at times and much worse if you are not fluent in Spanish. We do the work for you, and you avoid dealing with the red tape of various service providers and government offices. Our expert accountants can help you reduce or avoid capital gains tax. MexLaw offers three levels of assistance from obtaining the following documents to providing tax and legal advice: Basic Assistance Package Cadastral certificate (official survey of the property) Proof...

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MexLaw’s legal services are now available in Merida!

We may be new to Merida, but we are a well-established and respected international law firm in the Riviera Maya, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and in Canada. MexLaw is a law firm comprised of international lawyers with extensive experience in Mexican law. We are accountable for our conduct, integrity, and competence of our professional order and especially to our clients. MexLaw is focused on providing legal services to expats who are visiting, living or investing in Mexico. Our English, Spanish, and French speaking team can assist you in any legal matter. Some of our legal services include: Real...

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Merida´s Colonial Homes: Conservation of Pasta Tiles

Merida’s expats and visitors are investing in neglected colonial homes and mansions. Foreigners are purchasing these properties at a low price and restoring them to their former glory. In fact, there is an initiative in Merida for the recovery and conservation of these historic homes, which may include tax breaks for qualified properties. One of the first characteristics you notice about these homes is the flooring, and if the restoration is intended to preserve the home’s history, it includes handmade pasta floor tiles. The term “pasta floor” does not mean someone dropped spaghetti on the floor. The term refers to...

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The Legal Process of a Personal Injury Claim in Mexico

Injuries happen without warning, and they can not be scheduled for a convenient time or place. Some injuries occur on vacation in Mexico and as a result, you may lose employment, wages and end up with financial debt for medical treatment and rehabilitation. What if the incident was not your fault? Who is responsible for your loss? You may have a personal injury case on your hands. When accidents happen at no fault of your own, it is hard to think about what you need to do besides getting medical treatment. You need to think about the accident as a...

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