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Buying Land from Ejidatarios

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 09:34 (22 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

The bottom line is when you have a "Deed" or "itle" or whatever you want to call it is duly completed and you will actually "own" the property. These pieces of paper that people are waving around as Titles are more like a Bill of Sale and do not convey full ownership. Mexican Real Estate Law is different from that in the U.S.A.

Once again I would think it a good idea to do a google search "Is it possible to buy ejido land in Mexico".

And, Rob, I don't mean to say what your wife is doing is illegal or is even under a shade of a cloud. What I am saying is until a person completes the entire complicated process thru a Notoria they do not have clear and unencumbered property. Just one off the many steps is to pay and have proof of payment of all property taxes-many "buyers/sellers" do not do this important and property taxes in arrears can amount to tens of or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Not sure what you're saying. My wife is one of the very few ejidatarias in the region authorized by her ejido to sell ejido lands that have been escriturados. Getting ejido lands escriturados is a long complicated process that most ejidos haven't done, and their lands remain communal lands unable to be sold. There are plenty of unscrupulous ejidatarios who have sold the same parcels of land to different people, but any piece of paper other than an escritura is basically worthless for purposes of property ownership. It matters what it's called because this ISN'T a former British colony and English translations such as those you use are misleading at best. Being a citizen like your partner I don't concern myself with fideicomisos and neither will she. Non-citizens will have different laws apply. An escritura for ejido land is emitted by a federal agency called the Secretaría de Registro Agrario (SRA), says "TÍTULO DE PROPIEDAD" across the top, and has the signature of the Delegado del Registro Agrario Nacional at the bottom.

Sales receipts are a separate matter. It is not that complicated a process.


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