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January 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm in reply to: Property Management recommendation Playas del Coco #161064
Our Recommended Realtor in the area Michael Simons tells me that:
“Tell them to continue working with Mari, and Andres is a first class attorney.
Mari will take great care of them.”
Does that help?
You have posted a very defamatory complaint here and although I certainly sympathize with you if everything you say is 100% correct, I must be very careful legally of these kinds of things otherwise I will be sued (again) for slander and defamation.
If my attorney says we have to take it down we will but, I will notify you by email if that happens.
Surely this is now the liability of the Trust company? If the Trust company does not have an extra $50K lying around to compensate you – the client – which may be the case then you could be out of luck. Escrow are not insured
1. Luckily I can’t even find “TrusCo” – there is not a single listing in Google for Costa Rica “TrusCo” so they may never see this but are you sure you have the correct name?
2. If you are willing to send me the email you received from them, I would LOVE to see that…
Sorry to complicate things but there are DOZENS of massive law firms “not far from MultiPlaza.” I pass them practically every day.
I would encourage you to find a specific attorney who has been highly recommended to you rather than try to find a “Law Firm” where you will have trouble identifying the best person to speak with….
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I used to take my dog for long walks in the hills above Sarchi, it’s a beautiful area but too cold for me…
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This is an amusing quote Edwin and I’ve heard different versions of the same joke in many different countries and it’s certainly relevant for anybody who is new to any country.
Having said that, I personally know lots of expats with very successful businesses in Costa Rica.
If you’re only half as happy living here as I have been for the past 17 years, you’ll be thrilled!
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This is not uncommon.
You did not mention what type of product that you bringing into the country but if they feel that you have not paid the necessary import taxes – “absurd” or not – they will hold the package until you have paid.
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[quote=”Imxploring”]Funny but I prefer to pay cash for the attorneys I work with… as I do with many transactions outside everyday minor expenses… and yes… they always give me a receipt. Cash is a private transaction, no middle man, no other parties with their hands in my pocket siphoning off fees or a percentage of the transaction as you have with bank involvement or credit cards. No big brother involved in the exchange with the ability to ask questions.
Cash is a straight forward transaction between two parties that have not yet fallen for the idea that cash is somehow an indicator of some type of dirty business. Big brother and the banks would love to go to a cashless society. It creates a mechanism of complete control and unlimited profits. Just imagine a society where government is a able to monitor every dime you spend…. and worse… a banking systems that is able to take a small percentage of every transaction for the “convenience” of not having to use cash.
It’s bad enough we already have governments that tax you when you earn money… then when you invest it…. and ultimately when you spend it. Giving the banking complex the same ability is not something I’m interested in doing.[/quote]
I would agree with you Imxploring 100% with the vast majority of transactions and as you know like you, I am NOT remotely in favor of a one world currency, a cashless society or a one world government.
But, after spending 16 years here with two of my best friends as real estate attorneys and hearing what goes on with other ‘less scrupulous’ legal professionals within the SOPP industry (Stealing Other Peoples’ Property) in Costa Rica, I want as much written evidence of payment and services provided as possible.
Sorry but any attorney who says he will only take cash would scare the cra*p out of me.
I personally would consider that as a HUGE warning sign and would not do business with him.
I am hoping that for each payment that you have already made to him that you have a written receipt for that payment which specifies exactly what professional services he is doing or has already done for you, yes?
Here’s the advice I received last night from a trusted real estate professional who sells a LOT of real estate on the Central Pacific coast:
“I would hate to insult the owner but for me it’s unsellable. That is a good size property where in Jaco you could probably demand 100 m2 but even at $25 m2 = $192,500 and I would have a really hard time finding a buyer.”
Terrific advice from Imploring as usual – thank you….
I would add:
1. There is no shortage of land for sale in Costa Rica.
2. This specific piece of land is in Playa Agujas, South of the Tarcoles and although I have never been there personally, I’m not sure this is the most sought after location.
3. You did not mention if this is “ocean view”? Which could change the situation dramatically, but I’m guessing if it’s only 550 meters from the beach that it’s probably not ….
4. As the “go between” I guarantee you that this will involve much more more work than you think it will, IMHO you deserve to be compensated.
Dr. Mario is our family dentist….
We’ve also sent Dr. Mario nearly 400 patients over the years and the only complaint we received was from a complete ‘whacko’.
Sorry! There’s no other way to describe this lady but yeah! There’s always one…
Hope that helps.