Does your Homeowners Association Prohibit you from Leasing your House to a Certain Group of Foreigners? Here are your Rights.

Rent Regulations An exclusive village in Metro Manila recently issued its guidelines regulating the renting out of houses to tenants, obviously targeting a single group of foreign individuals who are here to find housing and work. It has been discussed in a recent blog before that Homeowners Associations (HOA) may issue rules and regulations that … Continue reading Does your Homeowners Association Prohibit you from Leasing your House to a Certain Group of Foreigners? Here are your Rights.

What you should do to prevent your Property from Being Converted into a Workers Dormitory.

UNFAMILIAR FACES An exclusive and gated village circulated a memorandum that reads: "All lot owners/lessors shall first register their Chinese lessees with the Homeowners Association office before moving in." Upon further inquiry behind the memo, it revealed that  numerous houses have been leased out, sometimes with a 1 or 2 year deposit, to mainland Chinese … Continue reading What you should do to prevent your Property from Being Converted into a Workers Dormitory.

No Title, No Loan: It’s Difficult to Get a Bank Loan Without a Land Title

Purchasing your dream home can become a nightmare when you start paying the monthly equity but cannot secure a loan to cover the balance. Things get a little tricky when buyers are caught in the developer's hook, and dragged to a point of no return. No Title, No Problem? Once you've made all the necessary … Continue reading No Title, No Loan: It’s Difficult to Get a Bank Loan Without a Land Title

5 Things to Look Out for When Buying a House or Condominium Unit

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The Philippine property market has been enjoying a meteoric rise these past ten years, concentrated mainly in the highly urbanized areas of the National Capital Region, Provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Cebu and Davao. With this boom in the inventory of housing units, buyers should be aware of their rights and exercise diligence before parting … Continue reading 5 Things to Look Out for When Buying a House or Condominium Unit

Read This if Your Newly Bought Condominium Unit Has Cracks on the Walls, Unfinished Paint, or Broken Fixtures.

Condominium dwellings make up a substantial percentage of households in highly urbanized cities like Metro Manila. Students, young professionals and a lot of modern families have opted to stay in condominium units because of its prime location and the rising prices of residential lots adjacent to the cities. With this option to live in a … Continue reading Read This if Your Newly Bought Condominium Unit Has Cracks on the Walls, Unfinished Paint, or Broken Fixtures.

Village Shortcuts: Can Your Streets Be Used by the General Public?

Using a Village Shortcut to Outsmart Traffic Rush hour traffic gets worse as you get closer to the central business districts. Some fortunate motorists who have access to residential enclaves near or within central business districts conveniently go through these villages to cut travel time and avoid gridlock. May a Subdivision Open its Gates to … Continue reading Village Shortcuts: Can Your Streets Be Used by the General Public?

Subdivision Car Pass Stickers: How Much Should They Really Cost?

Primary Purpose: Control One main benefit of living in gated villages or more popularly known in the country as subdivisions, is exclusivity. Homeowners strive to put their family in a quiet, secure and protected environment. An effective way to ensure the exclusivity of a subdivision is to limit and control the number of cars that … Continue reading Subdivision Car Pass Stickers: How Much Should They Really Cost?