Puerto Rico Building Permits: Really?

Puerto Rico’s Housing Secretary Fernando Gil, has claimed that half of the housing in the island has been built without permits, this according to an article by Andres Viglucci published in the Miami Herald on February 14, 2018, see here. If half of that claim is correct, then it provides for a damning assessment of […]

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 puerto rico building permits a hassle?

The difficulty of obtaining a building permit in Puerto Rico depends primarily on two things:   What do you plan to build and where? Regarding the first of these two issues, prior to buying any plot of land or planning to build anything, you have to take into consideration, if what you want to build […]

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 FEDS look into State’s Permitting Process

The following is a very interesting study performed by the White House and published September 2016, regarding the effects of permitting on construction costs and therefore its impact on affordable housing in the metropolitan areas. It seems the federal govenrment has identified planning, zoning and permittting laws and regularions as one of the main contributors […]

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