Q&A – Legal

Is the constitution of the community in El Paraiso Verde already fixed?

The basic principles in El Paraiso Verde

The basic principles of our constitution can be found on all of our websites (see also Condominium Agreement).

The details are being worked out. These are just a formulation of our basic principles that will not change. A list of reasons for exclusion is being drawn up. This will include what are commonly classified as serious crimes. Nobody is excluded without serious reasons and proven facts. All participants will work on this formulation.

The draft of the constitution will be sent to all participants for review in autumn 2017. The constitution is then the basis for the constitution of our autonomous community.

Are burials at El Paraiso Verde possible on the property?

Basically, this is prohibited in Paraguayan law. Exceptions have been granted repeatedly, but cannot be promised.

Autonomous communities are allowed to have their own cemetery.

Whether we want one for our community has not yet been determined. We will conduct a survey of the settlers in this regard in due course.

Can the community of El Paraiso Verde sell the land?

Each individual parcel owner can sell the right to use his parcel. Since the interest in Paraiso Verde is very high and increasing, a sale is possible.

Land registration of my absolute rights to my parcel?

When will the property registration of my absolute rights to my parcel be made and do I have to be on site (Paraguay)?

  • As soon as an area is completely sold, the measurement is carried out. These new partial areas are then notarized by the notary.
  • If the area is not fully sold within a year, a contract will set a date in the year on which the registration begins.
  • Buyers do not have to go to Paraguay, as the purchase is carried out via a power of attorney by the company.

What entitlement do I acquire if I want to take part in El Paraiso Verde?

As long as it is managed in accordance with its statutes and the community as such continues to exist (with an operating company that represents the outside world and a community of people who have their parcels within this community), this autonomous community will continue to exist. Some of these communities are over 200 years old.

If for whatever reason this community were to dissolve, the individual members (parcel owners) would keep their property. Only the community and the benefits associated with it would perish.

  • The community gives itself its own laws and rules.
  • Anyone doing business in Paraguay needs a tax number.
  • Income tax 10%
  • Corporation tax 10%
  • VAT 10%
    (As of July 2018)

The purpose of our community El Paraiso Verde is regional development in every respect: economy, culture, education, technology … The Paraiso Verde has many other purposes, including alternative health, rejuvenation, self-fulfillment, creating a place of peace …

Every parcel owner receives all rights of RELJUV S.A. transferred to its parcel by means of a notarial deed. Each parcel owner therefore has an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, inheritable and all other exclusive right to use his parcel.

This right of use corresponds to ownership of a property.

Land titles in Paraguay and in El Paraiso Verde

As in all legal systems derived from Roman law, the transfer of real estate ownership has a TITLE and a mode.

The title is everywhere the sales contract, the mode in Paraguay is the notarial deed, as this deed becomes legally binding and NOT the entry in the land register. That means: in an emergency, what is in the deed applies and not what is in the land register. This is where the land register law in South America differs fundamentally from the corresponding laws in D, Austria, and CH. The reason is that in South America the survey is not yet precise enough and the legal relationships of large areas have not been clarified either. In Central Europe there are some land registers that are more than 1000 years old and therefore, after many measurements and regulations regarding property boundaries, at some point the lawmakers introduced the land register as a mode.

Land property in Paraguay

It was not always so. Paraguay still has a long way to go. Therefore, the notarial deed is the mode and thus the process with which the ownership of the property is proclaimed. The entry in the land register in Paraguay MAY be correct, but if a notarial deed contradicts the entry, this deed is valid.