Brazilian Real Estate Law

1. Real Estate Law 1.1        Please briefly describe the primary laws that govern real estate in your jurisdiction.  Laws relating to leases of business premises should be listed in response to question 10.1.  Those relating to zoning and the environment should be listed in response to question 12.1. Tax-related should be listed in response to questions in Section 9. The Brazilian Civil Code provides that real estate ownership may be acquired by either acquisition, adverse possession, accession or…

LATAM Airlines Re-Starts Direct Flights from Sydney to Santiago

LATAM Airlines is delighted to announce the reintroduction of direct flights from Sydney to Santiago four times weekly, commencing on 28 October 2024. This milestone significantly enhances connectivity, offering travellers daily direct routes between Australia and Latin America. LATAM’s commitment to reconnecting continents is evident in its expansion of services. In September 2023, LATAM Airlines restarted Melbourne – Santiago direct flights thrice weekly. With the addition of the four weekly direct…

Paraguay is rated the best place in the region for business, according to says Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) 

The Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) released this weekend by Brazil’s Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) highlighted Paraguay as the Mecca for regional business ventures, given the country’s outstanding performance. The FGV report highlights that, despite the increase in their indexes, other countries remained in the unfavourable zone (below 100 points): Peru (85.3), Colombia (72.8), Chile (72.7), and Ecuador (42.2). Meanwhile, Argentina climbed from 26.1 to 41.7, with the first economic…

11 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell, even in a challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

House Hunting in Northern Brazil Coastal Regions

A Coastal Retreat in Brazil A FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE ON THE BRAZILIAN COAST USD 650,000 This five-bedroom house is a short walk from a white-sand beach on the northeastern coast of Brazil, about 30 miles from the popular tourist destination of Natal. Built in 2006, it is part of a small gated development of 16 homes called Quintas do Coqueiral. The 4,300-square-foot house sits on about 1.2 acres covered in palm trees and grass. Visitors enter through two large wooden doors, framed by pillars. The double-height…

Selling or buying properties in remote locations

Sellers face many of the same challenges as buyers do. Still, given current market conditions in many South American markets where we operate, we are finding the market is slow for remote properties. They are often owned as second or third investments outside their home location and are only visited once or twice a year. Each Seller’s motivation clearly varies. However, there is a broad spectrum of Sellers, from those content with fair market value and others who really don’t care what fair market value…

Entering South America – 7 Essential Tips to make your life easier

Our top tips are based on our experience assisting hundreds of companies enter the Latin American Region and are directly relevant to many of the legal and operating issues that you are likely to encounter. Understanding the different issues will be the difference between a successful entry and one that is filled with stress and problems.   Tailor your Company’s constitutional documents

 A company’s articles of association set out the formalities relating to the composition of the board of directors…

Two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals investing in Uruguay are Argentinean: What do they know?

The sector of investment advisors and portfolio managers in Uruguay grew in the number of clients and employees last year. This sector currently manages the money of 36,170 clients, 63% of whom are Argentine, with a total of US$ 28.93 billion invested in different instruments. Data released by the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) shows that at the end of 2022, there were 67 portfolio managers and 106 investment advisors in the country. This is an increase of 10 from the previous year. Portfolio managers are legal…

China’s leading property company again in financial trouble: debt of US$ 328 billion

Trading of shares in Chinese property giant Evergrande and its two subsidiaries was suspended in Hong Kong on Thursday. A market statement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange did not explain why trading in Evergrande Group’s securities and share certificates of Evergrande Property Services Group and Evergrande Electric Vehicle Group was halted. However, the suspension came after Bloomberg News reported that Evergrande’s Hui Ka Yan, also known as Xu Jiayin, was being held by police under “residential…

Our View of the Latin American Real Estate Market in 2023/4

An improvement is expected in 2023 in the real estate indicators for the region, mainly the offices. Hybrid and plug and -play will continue to be the trend. There will also be an increase in stability and availability of rental properties, as well as a positive absorption. In the case of industry, there will be a continuation of healthy inertia along with an optimistic projection. According to the 2023 Outlook of the real estate markets, compiled by Newmark Latin America. This analysis highlights that Argentina,…

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We offer South American real estate investment opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We know buying South American Real Estate has specific rules for foreign citizens, rules we are familiar with and have worked with extensively. This is why we have created a programme to guide international buyers through purchasing real estate in South America, from finding properties for sale to helping clients comply with the required paperwork and legal procedures. South American News And…

GTSA Property Site uses the highest-ranked client communication system in the industry

Campaign Monitor ranked the best Email Marketing software. Software Review’s 2023 Email Marketing Data Quadrant report shows how Campaign Monitor excelled compared to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Hubspot, and Klayvio. Our sponsoring property site Gateway to South America has used this software for over five years, mainly communicating with our clients interested in buying property in South America in English and Spanish but with some marketing in Portuguese. Having marketed in the South American marketplace…

Thinking of Selling Real Estate ? Here are the top 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Myth #1: The most successful real estate salespeople are born, not made. Fact: Incorrect. Yes, a good agent may have a tendency and inclination to be a savvier negotiator with better people skills, but these are things that can be learned and nurtured. Research shows that at a maximum, people are operating at 50% of capability, which means most human beings do not realise their potential*. Myth #2: Agents that write $1m in gross commission do a lot of cold calling. Fact: There is no evidence that 7 figure agents…

10 Mistakes many Real Estate investors make when starting off

Although this post is aimed at residential investors, it could apply to all real estate investor classes. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right and wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with established, full-time real estate investors and professionals, such as bankers, to identify the traps into which real estate investors most often fall. 1. Planning…

How to set up a company in Brazil

How to set up a company in Brazil Setting up a business in any country is a challenge, especially considering each country’s laws and rules in setting up, opening, and maintaining a business in Brazil. It also presents just as much difficulty, but it becomes a lot easier with the correct information and tools. Having a corporation in Brazil can only come after much consideration and obeying the several types of obligations set out by the government. Depending on various factors and the objective of your business,…
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