Buying and Selling Property

"Minimizing title risk, processing time and purchase price"

 

Lack of knowledge can be very costly when buying property in Brazil. Our team of real estate agents and lawyers will protect your interests.

 

I would like Establish Brazil to help me buy:

  • Residential Property

Please fill out our Property Contact Form, including as much information about the price, location and type of residential property you wish to buy as possible.  

 

  • Commercial Property

To arrange a meeting with real estate agents specialized in commercial property fill out our business contact form, including as much information about the price, location and type of commercial property you wish to buy as possible.  

 

  • Industrial property

In order to buy an industrial property fill out our business contact form, including as much information about the price, location and type of industrial property you wish to buy as possible. Due to zoning regulations it is also important to include the intended use of the building.

 

Buying and Selling Property in Brazil 

The first issue to address is can foreigners buy property in Brazil? Yes. Foreigners are able to buy, own and rent properties in Brazil, whether they are houses, apartments, commercial or industrial properties or sections of land. In fact, there is very little difference between the treatment under law of Brazilians and foreigners when it comes to Real Estate ownership and rental contracts. There are some limitations, pertaining to things such as total land area owned, for national and security reasons. The use of a lawyer while not being mandatory is extremely highly recommended. Many a foreign real estate investor has fallen victim to friendly assurances and lack of knowledge of procedures, prevention is better than the cure; this applies even more so in Brazil due to the language and culture difficulties that can cause problems and the bureaucratic judicial system which could leave you waiting years to recoup your money.

It is generally recommended to obtain title insurance if possible when buying a property to protect your investment and ensure a clean title. Under certain circumstances you can lose your property in Brazil, for example if money is still owed on the property. These pitfalls can easily be avoided by taking the necessary precautions.

As with most operations in Brazil, the buying and selling of property is quite bureaucratic and a number of documents and procedures are required to complete the process. The most important and common documents you should obtain from the seller before proceding include: A copy of Certidão de registro da Incorporação no Cartório de Registro de Imóveis, A copy of the Construction License (Alvará), A copy of Convenção de Condomínio, A copy of the Architectural Plans of the construction, approved by the Mayor's Office. Please note that these are not all the documents you should or may require from the seller, for a list of documents you should obtain from the seller relevant to the type and location of the property you are considering buying you should speak with a real estate lawyer. If you would like us to arrange a meeting with a well respected real estate lawyer go to our contact us page and send us a message with some details about the property and your location and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Real Estate agents in Brazil usually have a standard fee of 6% which is paid by the seller. Deposits or down payments usually range from 5-20% of the agreed sale price of the property.

 

Buying or Selling Residential Property in Brazil

Buying or selling a residential property in Brazil is quite bureaucratic and requires many documents. Our team and partner companies can take the hassle out of an otherwise long, difficult and complicated process. We can also help you avoid the pitfalls of property transactions in Brazil that at worst could cause you to lose your property. Don’t risk losing your investment; use a team of professionals acting in your best interests. Need to furnish your new residence as well? Have one of our personal assistants arrange the purchase and delivery of the furniture for your new home.

 

Buying or Selling Industrial and Commercial Property in Brazil

As with buying or selling a residential property, buying or selling a commercial or industrial property is quite bureaucratic and requires many documents in Brazil. Our team and partner companies can take the hassle out of an otherwise long, difficult and complicated process. We can also help you avoid the pitfalls of property transactions in Brazil that at worst could cause you to lose your property. Don’t risk losing your investment; use a team of professionals acting in your best interests. As well as helping with finding a property through to registering the signed contract we can also help you with the contents of your commercial or industrial property, be it furniture for your office or machinery for your factory.