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Several Large Hotel Developments Demonstrate Continued Growth in Mexico’s Tourism Industry

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism reported 40 million tourists visited Mexico in 2017, and 10.6 million tourists arrived during a record-breaking first quarter of 2018. Tourism in Mexico continues to grow; it is no wonder some of the largest hotel and travel companies continue to invest millions of dollars in Mexico. This week Air Transat announced their plans to develop a hotel chain in the Riviera Maya. Air Transat is a leading international tourism company based in Montreal, Canada. They have purchased property in Puerto Morelos in the Riviera Maya 20 minutes from Cancun to develop a beachfront resort. They have also...

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Foreigners Buying Real Estate in Mexico are Advised to Hire a Mexican-Based Lawyer

Mexico's real estate market is diverse and robust and if purchased through the correct channels, a secure investment. The Mexican real estate market continues to flourish offering excellent ROI in the form of vacation rentals, appreciation for investors and a better lifestyle with affordable luxury housing for your retirement. Foreigners can purchase property in Mexico however, there are restrictions regarding buying property within the restricted zone, which is any property within 50 kilometers from the coast or 100 kilometers from the border. Foreigners may purchase property within restricted zones, provided it is held in a fideicomiso (bank trust), or the buyer can...

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MexLaw Seller Assistance Program

Are you selling your property in Mexico? MexLaw can assist you with obtaining the documents you need to sell your property. Dealing with official agencies in Mexico can be frustrating at times and much worse if you are not fluent in Spanish. We do the work for you, and you avoid dealing with the red tape of various service providers and government offices. Our expert accountants can help you reduce or avoid capital gains tax. MexLaw offers three levels of assistance from obtaining the following documents to providing tax and legal advice: Basic Assistance Package Cadastral certificate (official survey of the property) Proof...

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MexLaw’s legal services are now available in Merida!

We may be new to Merida, but we are a well-established and respected international law firm in the Riviera Maya, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and in Canada. MexLaw is a law firm comprised of international lawyers with extensive experience in Mexican law. We are accountable for our conduct, integrity, and competence of our professional order and especially to our clients. MexLaw is focused on providing legal services to expats who are visiting, living or investing in Mexico. Our English, Spanish, and French speaking team can assist you in any legal matter. Some of our legal services include: Real...

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Merida´s Colonial Homes: Conservation of Pasta Tiles

Merida’s expats and visitors are investing in neglected colonial homes and mansions. Foreigners are purchasing these properties at a low price and restoring them to their former glory. In fact, there is an initiative in Merida for the recovery and conservation of these historic homes, which may include tax breaks for qualified properties. One of the first characteristics you notice about these homes is the flooring, and if the restoration is intended to preserve the home’s history, it includes handmade pasta floor tiles. The term “pasta floor” does not mean someone dropped spaghetti on the floor. The term refers to...

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The Legal Process of a Personal Injury Claim in Mexico

Injuries happen without warning, and they can not be scheduled for a convenient time or place. Some injuries occur on vacation in Mexico and as a result, you may lose employment, wages and end up with financial debt for medical treatment and rehabilitation. What if the incident was not your fault? Who is responsible for your loss? You may have a personal injury case on your hands. When accidents happen at no fault of your own, it is hard to think about what you need to do besides getting medical treatment. You need to think about the accident as a...

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Social Media and Collecting Evidence in a Digital Age

These days it seems much of our communication is carried out online, whether it be through text messaging, tweeting, Facebook or other social networks. We use these online services to stay connected, to post about our lives, concerns or beliefs. The online experience can have a negative impact on us, or it might be beneficial.
Investigations by employers, police or lawyers into a person’s social media have become increasingly routine, gathering evidence to build a case, or provide an alibi. There are many situations where researching a person’s online persona can be useful in a legal situation.

What Is There to Love About Merida?

When foreigners dream about relocating to Mexico, they typically picture sandy beaches and a turquoise ocean. But do they know about Merida? The capital city of Yucatan is located in the southeast of Mexico, 20 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico. Living in Merida provides the luxuries of city life, rich culture, theater, and fine dining. Merida is an authentic Mexican city, with Spanish colonial buildings and haciendas. It has all the modern-day amenities and conveniences expats appreciate which most colonial cities do not offer, and the beach is 30 minutes away. Merida may be the best of two...

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Mortgaging Real Estate Investments in Mexico

Mexico is the most popular country for Canadians and U.S. citizens looking for a second home or retirement investment. The cost of investing, taxes, and maintenance are considerably lower in Mexico. Most foreigners move to Mexico for the culture, food, and the weather, but for many others finances play the key role, realizing their nest egg may not be adequate for them to retire comfortably. You can enjoy a greater quality of life living on a fixed income in Mexico. One of the advantages of purchasing Mexican real estate is that it will practically pay for itself with the potential to...

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Transportation Laws: Is Competition In and Monopolizing Out in Quintana Roo?

On May 28, 2018, the Quintana Roo Congress unanimously approved the State Mobility Law. Among other points this new law makes way for digital platform transportation companies like UBER, a long-awaited solution to some of the issues passengers have with the current system. The taxi union in Quintana Roo have had a monopoly on transport for years; this new law opens up the market for fair competition of transportation companies. The new regulations will allow a safer, and more reliable option for users of public transportation. Regulated prices and safety are currently the most significant concerns for the public using taxi...

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