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Property Developers Strike Back: How Can Developers Assert their Rights Against Buyers During this Pandemic?

REVERSAL OF FORTUNE Almost all real estate management cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (formerly Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board-HLURB), involve buyers against developers. There are very little to no known cases that have prospered involving the reverse: developer vs. buyer. However, there are a … Continue reading Property Developers Strike Back: How Can Developers Assert their Rights Against Buyers During this Pandemic?

COVID19 to the Rescue: I am Unable to Pay my Monthly Amortizations. Can I Still Refund My Payments?

BC & AC: BEFORE COVID19 & AFTER COVID19 Buyers who purchased residential property on installment during BC may have a harder time keeping up with the amortization payments during AC. Business losses and/or unemployment in AC will make it almost impossible to fulfill a lot of financial obligations. BUYER AND DEVELOPER: DAVID VS. GOLIATH Developers … Continue reading COVID19 to the Rescue: I am Unable to Pay my Monthly Amortizations. Can I Still Refund My Payments?

Face Off: Invoking your Constitutional Right Not to Use a Face Mask.

IMPORTANCE OF PROPERTY LINES This week, we gather around an early morning news clip from an online tabloid Rappler, featuring a foreign man being accosted by the local police. All of which happened within the confines of a premier village in Makati City. The mess started from an alleged infraction of the foreigner's employee who … Continue reading Face Off: Invoking your Constitutional Right Not to Use a Face Mask.

Martial Who?: Can the Police Barge in your Condominium Building During a Declaration of a Public Health Emergency?

Property as an Extension of your Body One's property such as your private vehicle or your shelter is an extension of your body. Thus, all of these appendages are protected from trespass and unreasonable searches and seizures. Highly sensational these past few days is news of local police forces barging in an ultra-upscale condominium complex. … Continue reading Martial Who?: Can the Police Barge in your Condominium Building During a Declaration of a Public Health Emergency?

Enhanced Community Quarantine: What it Spells Out for Lessees and Property Owners.

  What is Enhanced Community Quarantine? Effective March 17, 2020, the entire island of Luzon was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). This Executive Issuance was a sequel to a previous Memorandum dated March 14, 2020, directing government agencies to implement strict social distancing measures as part of a General Community Quarantine to arrest the … Continue reading Enhanced Community Quarantine: What it Spells Out for Lessees and Property Owners.