Property In Brazil
Legalities of buying property in
Unlike many countries with emerging markets that often
impose restrictions on foreigners buying freehold land or
property in their own names, in Brazil this does not apply.
You can buy both real estate land or property in your own name and on a
freehold basis without facing any of the above restrictions.
This makes the whole process of buying real estate property in
Brasil a relatively straightforward process.
Buying property in Brazil is not dis-similar to that of buying
in most other countries. Whether you plan on buying investment
properties, a resale property as a second home or even a holiday
apartment in Brazil, this should not present any real problems.
Once you have identified a suitable home or Brazil investment
property you want to buy, the next step is to make a verbal offer
through the real estate broker or estate agent. Don't be afraid
to negotiate on the seller's asking price.
You must ensure you instruct a solicitor prior to formalising
any offer you make. Unless your Brazil travel northeast is
for the specific purpose of acquiring an investment property or a
second home in Brazil, it is always advisable that you allow
yourself time before making that important decision to buy a
Brazilian property. Better still, it is most certainly a good
idea to make your final decision on your return home, rather than
get caught up in making it in the heat of the moment.
All Brazil property and real estate transactions are conducted in
Portuguese, although contracts are usually processed in both
Portuguese and English. However, since very few Brazil real
estate lawyers are English-speaking, you will most definately
need to instruct one who is either thoroughly fluent in English
or in your own tongue; alternatively, use the services of a
translator so that you fully comprehend all the legalities etc.,
A further alternative is to enlist the services of an
international real estate property law firm in your home country.
You can get recommendations from either the real estate broker
or agent but do your own checks that any legal representation you
plan on using is independent. Most important of all, the real
estate lawyer you use for your Brasil property transaction should
not be the same one acting for the developer.
With appropriate legal representation, your lawyer will work
through the process of formalising your final offer, handle all
aspects of your purchase, including carrying out all necessary
checks on the land or property in Brasil to fulfill the legal
requirements of the sale.
All properties in Brazil built after 1973 must come with a legal documentation
which is similar to title deeds and will provide an indepth
description of the property, a list of all previous owners,
details of the boundaries etc., Your solicitor will check the
title deeds along the following lines:
Ensuring that there is correct, current title to the
Checking that the property in Brazil carries no encumberances, e.g.
liabilities, charges owed on the property
Ensure your contract is in order and advise you of any
restrictions or obligations
Register the Brasil property in your name
Advice on money transfers and making payments
You will additionally receive advice on paying over your
reservation fees and deposit. The lawyer might suggest you
deposit these monies into an 'escrow account' - which is
designed to protect your interests and your monies. Alternatively,
you can open up a Brazilian bank account. Before you can proceed
any further with opening an account or buying your property in
Brasil however, your solicitor will need to obtain a CPF
identification number for you.
What is a Brazilian CPF?
A CPF - Cadastro das Pessoas Físicas is a tax
identification number used for documentation, registration
and identification purposes for all manner of financial transactions.
One must be obtained before any foreigner can legally buy a property
in Brazil. This will also include the opening of a Brazilian bank
Although A CPF is something your solicitor can arrange on your
behalf, expect to get charged £50 or even up to £100 for the
privilege. Alternatively, you can arrange to get one yourself
from the Brazilian Embassy in your own country for a
fraction of the price. In the UK for instance, it will cost
around £10 - £15. Another good reason why you should not rush
the process of buying a property in Brasil!
Apart from the fact that a CPF is a legal Brazilian requirement,
obtaining one offer other benefits. As well as enabling you to
open up a Brazilian bank account and make application for
utility services, the CPF serve as a way of registering the
amount of monies you deposit or invest in Brazil, while at the
same time allowing you to take your funds back out of Brazil
upon selling your Brazil property.
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