Real Estate

Our real estate practice includes both property conveyance and real estate development advice.

The firm has one of Uruguay’s leading real estate acquisition advisory teams, composed of bilingual conveyance attorneys (escribanos). We assist dozens of foreign nationals and companies every year in properly structuring property purchases, conducting title searches, due diligence on the target properties, and ultimately ensuring the obtaining of a clean title. Our professionals understand the considerations that a foreign buyer should have regarding estate laws, tax implications, and ownership options. We walk every client through these issues, to ensure that their ownership goals are met in accordance with their home country’s regulation, when necessary.

We structure and advise in the acquisition of residential and commercial real estate throughout all of Uruguay, from condominium units in cities such as Montevideo, Punta del Este and Colonia, to undeveloped beachfront in Rocha. In farmland purchases, we handle dozens of transactions annually, throughout all of Uruguay’s 19 provinces.

The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, among others, have consistently pointed out our firm’s expertise and knowledge in real estate law, and regularly interview our partners as advisors to foreign buyers of properties in Uruguay.

  • Our Services Include:
  • Property conveyance
  • Title search
  • Title opinions for insurance
  • Mortgages
  • Pledges
  • Tax advice on ownership options
  • Estate and inheritance laws advice according to ownership options
  • Construction and development agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • National and municipal permits
  • Zoning regulation
  • Environmental regulation

Andersen is the Uruguayan member firm of Andersen Global®, an international association of member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals worldwide.