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Obtain Certificates of Clearance for Property in Brazil

The main concerns related to the property are unpaid taxes, liens, and litigation (or potential litigation). Some of the certificates obtained at this stage will assess if taxes are paid to date. Other certificates will help you assess if the property has outstanding liens or dispute by third parties.

Timeline:

Certificates can take up to 5 days to be obtained. Realtors usually provide such certificates as part of their services. Notes: (i) some of these certificates will be mandatory for the registration to be completed at the closing at the registration office. In the past these certificates used to be optional. Today, the registration office will require the certificates to be presented in order to reduce the risks for the buyer. Some sellers and realtors will want to provide you with the certificates only after the Purchase and Sale Agreement has been signed and the downpayment provided. The buyer can still obtain the certificates since these documents don’t require the seller’s consent to be issued by the respective authorities.


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