Here's more info on each of our books (click on a tab below to see info on that book...) :—
. . . a step-by-step guide and reference manual for Mexican condominiums
If you own a condo apartment or a house in a gated condo, you should be aware of the most common mistakes your condo management could be making that can lower the value of your property.
If you're a member of a condominium Board, you owe it to yourself and the homeowners you represent to make sure
your condominium is being run efficiently, properly, and in compliance with the state condo law.
If you're thinking about buying a condo, you need to be able to tell whether the condo is being administered properly. This could directly affect both your experience as a resident and your future property value.
If you're a real-estate agent, you owe it to your clients to know how to spot problems with the running of the condominiums your they're looking at.
You've probably found that there's widespread misinformation about the nuts and bolts of running a condominium in Mexico, condominium associations, and the condo laws — assuming you can find any reliable info at all!
Much of the problem comes from unsubstantiated opinions or maintaining of the status quo. Often, people having experience with a condo in Canada or the U.S. will try to apply this to a Mexican condo — unfortunately, they don't operate the same way! Some early condos made mistakes when they were set-up, and these have been continued by new condos copying them! Eventually, poor (and often, illegal) practices became the standards on which new condominium administrations are based. The real problem is that detailed and accurate information has not been available to you. Until now . . .
This book grew out of the author's frustration with this same problem. After doing several years of research, he gathered together all the information needed for you to properly administer a condo according to the Jalisco condo law, and organised it for you into a single 600+ page book. It's also loaded with practical advice and tips — all based on first-hand experience. At first, you can use it as a learning guide, and then as a day-to-day reference.
YOU'LL LEARN :
As well as all this in-depth information, you also get many sample forms and other documents, as well as WORD and EXCEL templates — all useful in the day to day running of a condo. This is a 150+ page BONUS when you register the purchase of your book online. Click HERE for a PDF preview of the BONUS Pack's Table of Contents.
This is the perfect companion book to the “Jalisco Condo Law in English.”
State law has regulated condominiums in Jalisco since 1995, and is binding on both the condo administration and all owners. Would it surprise you to learn that many condos don't follow the Jalisco condo laws?
This should concern you, because it exposes your condo to potential consequences down the road that could result in financial costs or decreased property values.
Unfortunately, many condominiums:
Compliance with state condo laws doesn't always happen in Mexican condominiums — especially those run by foreigners. The management of these condos is often unaware of the details of the condo legislation — in some cases, the Board is unaware of the very existence of the law.
If you're an owner, or if you're part of your condo's administration, you need to know what the law says and what the proper procedures are.
If you're considering buying a condominium, you need the knowledge to find out if the condo is being run properly before you buy into potential trouble.
A major part of the problem is that the condo legislation is written in Spanish, and there's no high-quality translation designed for use by foreigner-run condominium administrations.
This 170+ page book contains the complete text of the Jalisco condo law translated into English. It's presented in a unique side-by-side format, with both Spanish and English synchronised paragraph by paragraph. You can always refer to the original Spanish at any time.
As well as a high quality translation, there are in-line comments and notes to help clarify certain passages and issues.
It also contains translations of other legislation related to condo operation and management and the day-to-day operation of a condominium, such as:
The comprehensive index lets you quickly and easily find all the references in the law to any topic about condos and their administration.
This is the perfect companion book to the “Jalisco Condo Manual.”
Subscribe to our mailing list, and we'll keep you posted when books become available — and when new features and content are added to the site
. . . legal system overview, property buying process, & handy advice
This book covers a broader scope than just condos in the state of Jalisco — it applies to all of Mexico! It deals with the structure of the Mexican government and legal system in general, and real estate and property laws in particular. This is a must-read before buying any real estate in Mexico.
It's specifically aimed at the foreign buyer of Mexican real estate. You need to arm yourself with the correct information to avoid the pitfalls.
If you're a foreigner considering buying property in Mexico, you need to be aware of how property buying and closing
procedures differ from what you're used to, and how to avoid potential problems.
If you're a foreigner living in Mexico, it's important for you to have a basic understanding of the legal system.
In all, there are over 280 pages packed with practical information to help you.
For a lot more info on the contents of the book (you can even download a sneek peak inside!) and to find out how to buy it, visit the “Practical Guide to Buying Property in Mexico” web site.
We've set up a blog where we'll post updates and corrections to our condominium books, expand on hot condo topics, and bring up other topics that aren't in the books.
The blog will let us get new information affecting condos in Jalisco to you quickly. You can also comment on the posts – this community discussion will increase the value of the information.