This same year, the reform to the Civil Code for the State of Quintana Roo must be voted that allows the recognition of the condominium property regime as a legal entity, which seeks to protect the rights of owners in this housing modality.

The purchase or rental of condominiums in Playa del Carmen will have new rules this year 2021, with the reform to the Civil Code that will be analyzed and voted in the State Congress. Kira Iris San, the local congresswoman, said that within two months the discussion should be ready to vote on the reform to Article 429 of the aforementioned local law. In case it is approved, it will grant legal personality to such a property regime.

The legislator stated that in spite of the fact that the mentioned housing modality eases the burden of the governments in reference to public services, it does not have a direct way to exercise rights, which have to be exercised through a civil association.

"We are proposing a reform to the Civil Code so that in Article 429 we add to the list of legal entities, the figure of the condominium property regime to give it the nature of a civil association, grant it legal personality, and thus unblock many procedures that condominiums have an excessive burden".

Once these adjustments are made to the legal norm, the Law of Condominium Property of the State of Quintana Roo may also be modified, and they will also propose the use of digital platforms to hold the meetings of the owners of the regime.

The current Article 429 of the Civil Code for the State of Quintana Roo only identifies as legal entities eight legal assumptions from public to private subjects, with the exception of mercantile entities, which have their own federal regulations. Kira Iris said that in order to draft this proposal she has made use of the opinion of experts and people who own real estate in this housing modality.

Likewise, it will have positive consequences for the resolution of controversies between individuals within the property regime and better control of the resources collected by the administration of condominiums. Currently, only Baja California and Nuevo León have similar legislation in this area.

Source: SIPSE