Title on House

jaguarbob

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I built a house over 10 years ago in samana on my wife’s family land.I want to get a deed on the house.What is procedure?
Robert
 

DR_Guy

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Probably need a lawyer first. Then get a sales contract signed for the land. Then have a surveyor survey and apply for a deslinde or "title". Then wait to see if anyone objects and then wait 1 to 2 years. Simple
 

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Does your wife already have a title for the land? A deslinde? A bill of sale? What does she have proving it’s hers?
 

lifeisgreat

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Probably has no permits just family saying no problem you can build...until there is..Bob you need a lawyer to take care of this for you either way Before her mother or father dies and your legally only get a share between siblings a patch of grass..he said she said won’t help you after.
 

jaguarbob

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If you did not buy the land, it appears that you may have improved someone else's property. Tricky situation! I hope your relations with the family are all good.
My wife’s family has title to all the land here that we live on and it is quite a lot,that is not a problem,I just want to get title or deed on the house so I can use it for collateral for bank loan
 
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cavok

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My wife’s family has title to all the land here that we live on and it is quite a lot,that is not a problem,I just want to get title or deed on the house so I can use it for collateral for bank loan
As already mentioned, you're going to need a sales contract, a survey and deslinde, and a deed to the property before a bank would use it as collateral for a loan.
 

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My wife’s family has title to all the land here that we live on and it is quite a lot,that is not a problem,I just want to get title or deed on the house so I can use it for collateral for bank loan
I don't believe you can get title to a house that you do not own the land under. I was not trying to be sarcastic or mean. The bank cannot take posession of a house on someone else's property if you default. I doubt this is acceptable as collateral on a loan. Good luck!
 

lifeisgreat

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My wife’s family has title to all the land here that we live on and it is quite a lot,that is not a problem,I just want to get title or deed on the house so I can use it for collateral for bank loan
It’s not going to happen..title that is land has to be subdivided titled ,survey ,deslinde, then you get title my man your 1 1/2 yrs away from courts giving you title at least probably 3yrs in reality ..Goodluck
 
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