The word arra originates from the Latin arrha, whose meaning, as in the Egyptian aerb, Hebrew arravon, Greek arrabôn, and Persian rabab, which means a guarantee. A millennial institution in human relations, arras guaranteed, initially, the promise of a marriage, with the delivery, by the groom, to the person responsible for the bride or directly to the bride, an object or amount of money.
Federal Law No. 13,476/17, published on August 29, may have a major impact on the relationship between creditors and debtors in default when the asset is subject to a secured fiduciary sale in guarantee (alienação fiduciária em garantia).
In lawsuits relating to rural properties, the Public Registers Law (article 225, paragraph 3) determines that judges must require precise identification of the characteristics, boundaries, and location of the property by the parties, which is known as geo-referencing.
The real estate market received a large - and very welcome - legal stimulus on last July 11 due to the conversion of Provisional Presidential Decree No. 759, in effect since December 2016, into Federal Law No. 13,465/2017.
Although not yet regulated in Brazil, the concept of multi-ownership, also known as time-sharing or fractional ownership, challenges the limitations of traditional property rights. By making it possible for several individuals to economically share the ownership of a single property, exercising their right in a specific period during the year, in an exclusive, cyclical, and perpetual manner, the multi-ownership gives dynamism to real estate developments, enables the maintenance of investments in the sector, and highlights the strength of the sharing economy as a global trend.
The decision by the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil (RFB) to include sub-condominiums among entities required to register with the National Register of Corporate Taxpayers (CNPJ) is a measure that should contribute to the administrative efficiency of businesses structured in the form of condominiums. The change was announced on December 29, 2016, with the amendment of Article 4, item II, of Federal Revenue Rule No. 1,634/2016.
SIGNIFICANT REAL ESTATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF THE BILL OF THE NEW MINING CODE, by Anna Lyvia Ribeiro and Flavia Moller and Georgia Gomes Considering the essentiality of the mineral resources for the industrial development and for...

REAL ESTATE EXPANSION SEES AN INCREASE IN LAWSUITS FOR THE REVISION OF RENTAL FEES, by Maria Flávia Seabra Gemperli and Felipe Mendes de Godoy The unprecedented expansion of real estate activity in Brazil over the previous years significantly...

CHALLENGES CONCERNING SÃO PAULO´S NEW URBAN MASTER PLAN, by Maria Flavia Seabra Gemperli and Marina Rosa Cavalli São Paulo’s new Urban Master Plan may impose significant changes upon the city and its residents, especially from 2016. This is...

Ivana Coelho Bomfim  CVM Resolution No. 734/2015, published on March 19, has put an end to the discussion of whether or not a public offer of independent units, property fractions or quotas of special partnerships of hotel enterprises, linked...