Posted by Daniel on December 20, 2006, 7:52 am, in reply to "Re: L.A.Times Article on Mexico"
Hi Jean, |
your post in bold
2 gringos that bought land several years ago have had all kinds of demands put on them from their Ejido. The Ejido demanded a huge sum of money from one so that he could have "ownership" of land he had already bought.
It is not uncommon for some additional bargaining to go on between the Ejido's / presta nombres and the foreigner buyer when it comes time to transfer titles. Best to use the Notary to clarify that arrangment. People who are using friends and trust are in dangerous territory at best.
The other has not been able to get a building permit issued from Cihuatlan- The Ejido is preventing it. They claim he has no right to the land even though his wife is a Mexican Citizen and they "bought" it several years ago.
I am interested in knowing more about the details of this particular situation, if anyone gets more information please post it, I will do some calls soon to see what I can find. First I doubt that the Ejido can prevent someone from getting a building permit as that is done at the county (non Ejido) level. If the property is in the foreigners name (as they used to do in the past) then he will not be able to get a building permit even if his wife is Mexican. I am assuming that her name is not on the Constancia or that there are two names on it one Mexican citizen and one not. The way the Ejido could prevent him from getting a building permit would be to not redo the Constancia (Ejido possession paper) into his wife's (Mexican citizen) name. Perhaps this person has been unkind to the Ejido or something along that line. Normally there is no problem in changing the constancia over.
Looking forward to more on this.
Adios for now,
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