Condominium Law


Arista, is integrated by a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience and expertise in the practice of condominium law, which regulates the relationships between owners of real estate in horizontal and vertical property regime, such as condominiums, apartment buildings and residential complexes, among others.

In Costa Rica, this field of law is of great importance due to the large number of properties subject to this regime throughout the national territory.

In this context, the services related to condominium law are focused on providing legal advice and representation to owners, managers and owners’ associations of condominium property.

These services include the drafting and review of bylaws, contracts, agreements, and other legal documents related to condominium real estate.

Likewise, the services also cover the representation of homeowners and homeowners’ associations in litigation and disputes related to condominium property, such as claims for damages, collection of maintenance fees, regulation of common areas, security, cleaning, resolution of conflicts between neighbors and other similar controversies that may arise in this area.

Services related to condominium law are essential to ensure the proper functioning and protection of the rights of property owners in Costa Rica.

At Arista you will find personalized attention with the objective of providing effective and concrete solutions to all your legal needs.

Our Services
Incorporation of Condominium in Subsidiary Farms

Incorporate your Condominium quickly and easily! Are you looking for an efficient and simple way to incorporate your condominium? At Arista we provide you with the customized solutions you need.

We advise and accompany you throughout the process of incorporation of the Condominium, distribution and sale of the subsidiary properties so that you can obtain the greatest possible benefits.

We have a highly trained and experienced team in the creation of condominiums.

We take care of the entire process, from preliminary studies, permits, creation and supervision of the interdisciplinary groups of professionals involved, drafting of bylaws, sales of subsidiaries, financing systems, capital injection, registration, among others.

A condominium is a form of shared ownership in which several people have ownership rights to a dwelling unit or common space.

The term is commonly used to describe apartment buildings or residential complexes in which multiple units are under shared ownership. Individual unit owners share ownership and responsibility for common areas, such as swimming pools, recreation areas and walkways.

While condominiums can be an attractive form of ownership, they also have complexities that must be prevented and addressed.

Owners must pay a monthly maintenance fee to cover the costs of maintenance and repair of the common areas, which can increase the total cost of the property.

In addition, owners may have less privacy than in a single-family home, as they share common areas with other residents.

In our team you will find highly trained professionals with extensive experience in handling legal and administrative issues related to condominium properties.

We are ready to offer you comprehensive and efficient solutions that allow you to manage your property in the most beneficial and worry-free way.

Constitution of Condominium in Subsidiary Farms in the Maritime Terrestrial Zone

Are you looking for an efficient and reliable service to incorporate your condominium in subsidiary farms in the Maritime Terrestrial Zone?

At Arista, you will find a group of highly trained specialists in condominium management that will allow you to complete your project with the highest standards of productivity.

A condominium in the maritime-terrestrial zone refers to a shared property located in the strip of land contiguous to the sea, known as the maritime-terrestrial zone. This area is regulated by special laws and regulations, and is generally considered state property, although some parts of it may be concessioned for private use.

In the case of a condominium in the land marine zone, the owners share ownership and responsibility for a dwelling unit in this zone. This shared ownership may include a house, apartment, villa or any other construction that is permitted in the inland maritime zone, and the owners share the ownership and maintenance costs of the common areas, such as gardens, swimming pools and recreational areas. However, it is important to note that access to the maritime land zone may be restricted or regulated in a very specific way, so it is important that developers, buyers, owners and/or lessees of a condominium in this zone, get informed and have a correct advice about the regulations that apply in their specific location.

Due to the coastal location, owners may be exposed to natural hazards such as flooding, storms and coastal erosion, so it is important that the condominium has adequate safety and security measures in place.

Advice and accompaniment | Purchase of Condominium Property

The purchase of condominium property refers to the acquisition of a dwelling unit within a building or complex of buildings that is owned jointly by all the owners of the individual units. In a condominium, each owner has the right to use and enjoy his own unit, as well as the common areas of the building or complex, such as the recreational areas, the swimming pool, the gymnasium, among others.

Condominium ownership also implies that the owners share responsibility for the maintenance and management of the building or complex, and must pay a monthly or annual fee to the condominium owners' association to cover common expenses, such as maintenance of common areas and building security.

Buying a condominium property can be a good option for those who wish to own a property, but prefer not to deal with the responsibilities and costs of maintaining a single-family home. In addition, living in a condominium can offer a tighter community and greater security than living in a detached home.

We find the property of your dreams in condominiums! In our team you will find advice and support throughout the entire purchasing process!

On our website we offer a wide selection of high quality condominium properties in the best areas of the city. In addition, our team of real estate experts is available to provide you with personalized advice and support at every stage of the buying process.

From finding the ideal property to negotiating the price and signing the contracts, our advisors will accompany you at all times to ensure that you get the best offer and that the purchase process is easy and smooth.

Counseling and representation | Condominium Modification process

Ensure the success of your condominium decision making with our professional advice and representation service! In our work group you will find the best integral service for making agreements in condominiums. Our team of experts in real estate management and condominium law will provide you with the necessary support to ensure that the agreements made in your condominium comply with the laws and regulations in force.

Our services include the elaboration of agreement proposals, convening process, management of meetings and assemblies, representation in meetings with local authorities and the drafting of minutes and agreements. In addition, our team will ensure that the established legal deadlines and procedures are met, and that the interests of the condominium owners are protected.

Having a correct legal advice, allows to have valuable and quality information that determines the decision making in accordance with the current regulations. Our experience in condominium property management and condominium law allows us to offer you a first class advisory and representation service, focused on achieving the success of your condominium community.

Contact us for more information about our services and the process of making condominium agreements.

Counseling and accompaniment : Condominium regulations and standards

We offer our services of consulting and drafting of condominium rules and regulations! If you need to establish clear rules and regulations for your condominium, you are in the right place. Our team of regulatory and statutory drafting experts can guide you and help you create clear, concise and effective statutes for your specific situation. Whether you need to draft internal rules to regulate behavior within the condominium, policies for the use of parking lots, common areas, ways to collect fees, expenses and fines, among others, we can work together to create a document that reflects your common needs and objectives. Don't let the lack of clear rules hinder the success of your condominium organization.

A condominium regulation is a set of rules and regulations established for the operation and use of a condominium. This document details the rights and obligations of the owners and occupants of the units of a condominium, as well as the rules for the use and maintenance of the common areas and shared services and facilities. The condominium regulations may also include provisions on the acceptable behavior and conduct of residents and visitors, as well as the consequences of violating the established rules. In addition, it may address issues such as homeowners' association meetings, election of the board of directors, condominium management and maintenance, and other relevant issues.

It is important to note that the condominium bylaws must be established in accordance with local laws and regulations, and must be approved by the Owners' Assembly and then given registry publicity. The condominium bylaws may be amended at any time as necessary to reflect changes in the needs and circumstances of the condominium. Contact us to learn more about our policy and regulatory drafting services and how we can help you create a document that meets your needs and objectives.

Advice and representation : Property Owners' Meetings

If you want to ensure that an Ordinary or Extraordinary Assembly of Owners is carried out in the best possible way, from the legal summons, taking attendance, verification of the correct legal representation, decision making and agreements, you should have our specialized service at your disposal, which is ready to collaborate and provide you with the solutions you need.

Our team of expert lawyers provides you with the advice and help you need to prepare the Meetings, or in case you are an owner, to represent you before the Meeting, with a professional and solid service, which ensures that the final agreements are taken in the correct way and thus have the respective legal effects.

A Condominium Owners' Meeting is an ordinary or extraordinary meeting held among the owners of a condominium for the purpose of discussing and making important decisions related to the management and maintenance of the building or housing complex. The Owners' Assembly discusses issues such as the condominium budget, the election of the members of the board of directors, appointment of the administrator, approval of important expenses, repairs or improvements in the common areas, amounts of condominium fees, maintenance expenses of gardens and common areas, approval of bylaws, among other similar issues.

All decisions made at the Owners' Meeting must be voted on by a majority of the owners present or legally represented at the meeting, and the decisions made are binding on all owners, even if some do not attend. It is important to note that the Owners' Assembly is the highest governing body of the condominium and its main function is to ensure the proper functioning and conservation of the property.

Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you create a document that meets your needs and objectives.

Counseling and representation | Alternative dispute resolution

Are you looking for a quick and effective solution to your condominium conflicts?

Our team of experts is here to help you. We offer advisory and representation services in a variety of areas, including mediation, conciliation and arbitration.

Our priority is to find a solution that meets the needs and objectives of our customers. We understand that conflicts can be stressful and costly, so we work diligently and efficiently to resolve them in a timely and effective manner.

No matter what your situation, our team is committed to providing you with the best advice and representation possible.
Conciliation of conflicts at the condominium level is an effective and amicable solution to resolve disputes between neighbors. If you are dealing with a conflict in your neighborhood community, our team of conflict resolution experts can help you.

We offer mediation and conciliation services to resolve conflicts in common areas, such as noise disturbances, pets, use of spaces, repairs and payment of common expenses, among others. Our goal is to find a fair and equitable solution for all parties involved.

We have a team of highly trained mediators who are committed to finding an amicable solution and avoiding the need to go to court. Conciliation can help reduce the costs and stress of a conflict, and strengthen the coexistence in the community of neighbors.

Don't wait any longer to resolve your legal disputes! Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team of experts. We are here to help you.

Are you looking for a solution to prevent and manage legal and administrative risks in your condominium or as a condominium manager looking for legal advice? You will find the support you need in our team of risk assessment and consulting experts.

Our priority is to ensure that your condominium is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations when managing all respective areas, and to prevent any conflicts or problematic situations that may arise.

Condominium legal and administrative risk assessment and counseling is a service that aims to prevent and manage legal and administrative risks that may arise in a condominium community. This service consists of the identification and evaluation of possible risks faced by the condominium, such as legal problems, non-compliance with regulations, fiscal and administrative responsibilities, among others. Once the risks have been identified, practical and effective solutions and recommendations are provided to prevent or manage each particular situation.

The assessment and evaluation of legal and administrative risks of the condominium is important because it allows the owners to be prepared for any eventuality and minimize the risk of costly and stressful situations, such as lawsuits, penalties or fines, mismanagement of the administrations. In addition, it allows the condominium to be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, which is essential to ensure a peaceful and harmonious coexistence among neighbors.

In addition, we offer a personalized service tailored to the needs of your community, providing legal and administrative advice tailored to each situation. We ensure that your community is prepared for any eventuality and minimize the risk of costly and stressful situations.

We are here to help you prevent and manage any potential risks in your condominium.

Condominium Committees

Are you looking for a solution to create or optimize the functions of condominium committees? Our team of consulting experts is here to help you. We offer advisory services in the creation, integration and development of condominium committee functions.

A condominium committee is a group of neighbors elected by the community to carry out certain functions for the benefit of the community and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the condominium. The functions of a condominium committee may vary according to the needs and objectives of each community, but in general, the most common functions include:

Management Committee: responsible for overseeing the administration of the condominium, contracting of services, budgeting and general decision making.
Maintenance Committee: responsible for overseeing the maintenance and necessary repairs of the condominium, including cleaning, security and general infrastructure.

Finance Committee: responsible for overseeing and monitoring the condominium's finances, including fundraising, account management and financial reporting.
Security Committee: responsible for overseeing the security of the condominium, including hiring security personnel, implementing security measures and developing emergency plans.

Social events committee: responsible for planning and organizing social events and activities for the community, promoting coexistence among neighbors. Condominium committees are an important component of any neighborhood community, as they work together to ensure the well-being of the community and compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Each committee has a specific function and its work is fundamental to maintaining a harmonious and well-functioning community.

We have a team of committee consulting experts who are committed to finding customized and effective solutions for every situation. We make sure your community is in the best hands, offering advice at all times to ensure that your condominium is on a path to success.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team of experts in advising on the creation, integration and development of committee functions. We are here to help you achieve success in your community.

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Our team of experts is ready to help you solve any problem or concern related to your condominium. Don't wait any longer, contact us for a free consultation!
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