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Real Estate Lawyers in Brazil

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Helping you invest in Brazil – safely and uncomplicated.

We help foreign clients purchase, sell and manage real estate properties in Brazil. Some of the ways our real estate attorneys help you achieve your goals in Brazil:

  1. I need due diligence for a property
  2. I want to buy a property in Brazil
  3. I need to transfer money to Brazil
  4. I need to obtain a power of attorney
  5. I need a lawyer to attend a closing
  6. I need a consultation with an attorney
  7. I need to get a CPF Tax ID number
  8. I need a Brazil Golden Visa

Foreign citizens and companies can own real estate properties in Brazil. Concerned about fraud or being taken advantage of? We walk you through all the exact steps to acquire real estate property in Brazil while complying with the different laws regulating the real estate business in Brazil.

Real Estate Purchase in Brazil?
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[email protected]
(214) 432-8100

#1  Contact us to get a free quote, or
#2 Schedule a Consultation now.

From average to luxury real estate, both urban and rural properties, we have assisted hundreds of foreign citizens in accomplishing safe and successful real estate transactions in Brazil.

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Brazil attorney online. Some of the real estate matters we are asked often:

  • Should I sign a Purchase Agreement before getting it reviewed by a real estate attorney in Brazil?
  • What are the restrictions applicable to foreign citizens purchasing property in Brazil?
  • What are the main checks I should get done on the property and the seller?
  • How can I safely buy a property if there is no title insurance in Brazil?
  • How can I get payment to the property seller if there is no escrow/title company in Brazil?
  • Why is the Brazilian bank not allowing my money transfer to be released in Brazil?

Book a consultation with our attorneys to have all your real estate questions answered and learn how we can help you. Consultation over Zoom meetings and phone calls available. Speak with a realestate lawyer today.

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Why Invest in Real Estate in Brazil

Investing in real estate located in Brazil is one of the best ways to diversify and internationalize your real estate funds. Currently, the currency exchange is highly favorable to foreign buyers. Large inventories of both commercial and residential real estate also work in favor of foreign buyers. International developers may also engage in development projects in Brazil to diversify their real estate assets. We can help with environmental law, and all that real estate law entails. Learn about all the reasons why you should invest in real estate in Brazil.

How to Buy Real Estate Properties in Brazil

Buying properties in Brazil requires caution. Red tape and the risk of fraud are two of the main challenges involved. However, foreign buyers may reduce risks by following best practices or hiring a real estate law firm in Brazil like ours to assist with real estate transactions in Brazil. Learn more by reading our How to Buy Real Estate Properties in Brazil guide.

Where to Buy Real Estate Properties in Brazil

Brazil is a country of continental sizes. Safer investment opportunities may be found in urban areas such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro while investors looking for cheaper prices may seek low-cost lots of land by the Brazilian Northeast seacoast. Check where to buy real estate in Brazil.

Need help finding exclusive and luxury properties in Brazil? We can help!

Real Estate Purchase in Brazil?
We Can Help

[email protected]
(214) 432-8100

#1  Contact us to get a free quote, or
#2 Schedule a Consultation now.

Five Reasons Why You Need a Real Estate Law Firm Like Us

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We strongly recommend that any foreign citizen purchasing real estate in Brazil retains a licensed attorney in Brazil. These are five of the main reasons why a foreign citizen should not purchase real estate in Brazil without proper legal representation by a housing attorney:

#1 – Lack of Title Insurance in Brazil

There is no title insurance in Brazil. This means no insurance agency will be around to pick the tab if you end up buying a property with a bad title or from an owner with pre-existing debt or lawsuits.

#2 – Lack of Escrow Agents in Brazil

There is no escrow in Brazil. This means you will have to pay the seller before the seller signs the transfer deed. Although realtors will try to schedule both payment and closing on the same date, the complexity of transferring money to Brazil will almost always make such timing impossible. Ask us how we can help you overcome the lack of escrow agents in Brazil and make sure the seller gets your money only upon transferring the legal ownership of the property you are buying.

#3 – Scammers targeting Foreign Citizens

Unfortunately, it is true that many scam artists target specifically foreign citizens buying real estate in Brazil. One of the most common problems we find in transactions with foreign citizens is when they are convinced that a purchase and sale agreement is sufficient to secure ownership.

The truth is that without a proper closing and registration (“Escritura do Imóvel” and “Registro do Imóvel”), the same land can be sold to multiple people leaving you with little recourse in the future. A Brazil housing attorney will keep away bad deals and even help you save money.

Learn more about some of the scams in Brazil targeting foreign citizens.

#4 – Red Tape to Send Money to Brazil

Regular banks in Brazil are ill-equipped to handle bank transfers arriving from abroad. It is not rare for clients to reach out to us after months of unsuccessful efforts to remit payments from abroad to a seller in Brazil. The consequences can go from missing an opportunity to being responsible for paying steep penalties for failure to pay the seller on time.

#5 – Power of Attorneys Are Difficult to Get Right

Power of attorney allows foreign buyers to have someone local in Brazil attending a closing on their behalf. Unfortunately, to have a power of attorney prepared according to the many applicable laws and to the satisfaction of the registration office in charge of the closing takes a large number of validation steps and a substantial understanding of the legal procedures related to the power of attorneys.

#6 – Many Deals Fall Before Closing

Signing a purchase and sale agreement without having it reviewed by a Brazilian real estate lawyer may mean a substantial risk to your wallet. Most of these agreements will allocate steep penalties in case you back away from the deal. Having a closing attorney by your side will help you reduce the risk of losing your downpayment in addition to other penalties if you fail to close.

We Can Help You

Our law firm has the right professionals to guide you through a successful real estate transaction in Brazil. From answering questions such as how to get a CPF in Brazil to help you with the best way to transfer money to Brazil, we are able to assist you with the entire real estate transaction.

Real Estate Purchase in Brazil?
We Can Help

[email protected]
(214) 432-8100

#1  Contact us to get a free quote, or
#2 Schedule a Consultation now.

For more information, please send us an email with a summary of your real estate needs in Brazil to: [email protected].