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.

Parking your Car in Front of your House: May the Homeowners Association Issue a Violation Ticket?

  Parking Woes Living in Metro Manila means dealing with traffic not just in public streets, but sometimes inside private gated villages as well. Not to mention parking spaces, or lack of it, the amount of cars simply do not correspond to the number of available parking slots. May it be office buildings, malls, or … Continue reading Parking your Car in Front of your House: May the Homeowners Association Issue a Violation Ticket?

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.

Title to your land: What is the LRA’s Voluntary Title Standardization Program?

  Bits and pieces of information have been circulating thru SMS messages and social media about the Land Registration Authority's (LRA) title standardization program. What is this about and how does this concern property owners? Land Titles: Manually-issued Certificate of Title The classic version of the Certificate of Title looks like an ancient Egyptian manuscript … Continue reading Title to your land: What is the LRA’s Voluntary Title Standardization Program?

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

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