Historically many of the transfers of property previously recorded were made without individualizing the portion of land to be acquired. At the time, this resulted in the issuance of certificates of record in which rights were issued to several legal owners within the same plot of land. Land that is legally recognized, but not individualized or even accounted for in an actual location, is not uncommon. Currently the Property Registration Law 108-05 seeks to eliminate these troubled landholdings, even forbidding the transfer of the so-called assets. It is therefore, imperative to obtain regularized noted records of properties, in order to ensure the protection of any real estate investment in the Dominican Republic.

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