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Legal and Technical Guide for Real Estate Developments in Quintana Roo with IBG Legal

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At IBG Legal, we are proud to share a comprehensive guide meticulously designed to pave the way for the successful development of a real estate project in Quintana Roo. The expertise and vast experience in real estate law of our team make us the most qualified legal office to provide comprehensive advice on these crucial matters. Below, we break down the key steps for thorough procedures in compliance with current regulations.

Step 1: Obtaining Service Feasibilities

Before embarking on any real estate project, it is imperative to ensure that the land in question has access to basic services such as water, sewage, and electricity. This process is carried out by presenting the legal documentation of the land to regulatory entities such as the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The acquisition of these feasibilities is a preliminary indication of the viability of the project on the selected site.

Step 2: Obtaining Complementary Documentation

Complementary documentation is crucial for moving forward with subsequent procedures. This includes obtaining the land use permit and the cadastral certificate, which indicate the permitted use and the official identification of the land, respectively. If a certification of measurements and boundaries is not available, a topographic survey will be necessary to specify the exact dimensions and limits of the land.

Step 3: Procedures before the Federation

At this stage, it is essential to present a "unified technical document" to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). This document includes the change of land use from forest land and the environmental impact statement, providing a detailed analysis of the ecological impact that the project may have on the surrounding area.

Step 4: Procedures before the State Government

Interacting with the state government involves processing urban congruence and the state character declaration before the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (SEMA). These procedures ensure that the project complies with the state's urban and environmental regulations.

Step 5: Procedures before the Municipal Government

At the municipal level, it is imperative to obtain the tree cutting and land clearing license, the construction permit, and the land use permit. These permissions are vital to guarantee that the project complies with municipal regulations and is fit to proceed with the construction and development phases.

Step 6: Territorial Impact Study

This study is presented to the Ministry of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development. It is a comprehensive analysis that assesses how the project will affect the territory in terms of land use, infrastructure, and urban services.

Step 7: Territorial Compatibility Procedure

The territorial compatibility procedure is also carried out before the Ministry of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development. This process evaluates the compatibility of the project with the region's land use and urban development regulations.

Step 8: Development of an Internal Program

Submitting an internal program to the Municipal Civil Protection Directorate is crucial to ensure that necessary safety measures are considered during the project execution.

Step 9: Procedure for the Authorization of Installation Plans

The authorization of the installation plans before the Directorate of Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) is vital to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Step 10: Extension License Procedure

This procedure, carried out before the Municipal Urban Development Directorate, is necessary to obtain an extension in case the project is not completed within the originally stipulated timeframe.

Step 11: Territorial Compatibility Procedure in Condominium Regime Modality

This procedure, executed before the Ministry of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development, ensures compliance with condominium regime regulations, establishing the legal structure of the condominium.

Step 12: Development of Condominium Property Regime

The development of the condominium property regime, processed before the Municipal Urban Development Directorate, establishes the rules and regulations under which the condominium will operate.

Each real estate project is unique and may require additional procedures depending on its specific characteristics. Given the high demand and the limited capacity of the authorities to process permits, expert advice is crucial.

Why IBG Legal?

At IBG Legal, our highly qualified team in real estate law is equipped to help you navigate the complex process of developing a real estate project in Quintana Roo. Our knowledge and experience allow us to streamline procedures and prevent potential setbacks, ensuring the success of your project. At IBG Legal, we are committed to providing exceptional legal advice at every stage of the way. Your success is our main goal!

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