This manual documents existing Haitian land laws and customary practices related to the legal sale of land, facilitating a consistent and transparent process that supports tenure security for Haiti’s residents and ultimately Haiti’s economic growth. It was developed by the Habitat for Humanity Haiti.
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A Word About the Manual
A Step by Step Guide to the Legal Sale of Land in Haiti
- Explanation of Legal Sale – Two Approaches
- Professional Responsibility of Notary and Surveyor
- Summary of the Steps to a Sale by Genuine Deed
Summary of the Step or Sale
- Preliminary Agreement or Promise of Sale
- Survey of Property
- Preparation of Bill of Sale
- Registration and Transcription of Bill of Sale and Payment of Taxes
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The goal of this manual is to disseminate knowledge and awareness of the legal processes and make the steps associated with these processes more accessible and efficient for all entities involved in the process of land transfer in Haiti.
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Any and all actions taken my the implementing organization should comply with local regulations.
“Foncier Haiti: Modernization of Cadastre and Land Rights Infrastructure in Haiti.” Organization of American States and the Government of Haiti,