Affectation of family housing


What is it?

It is the figure that protects the home from being seized or alienated by only one of the spouses or partners.


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  • 1. Does this law have any exceptions?

    Yes; The family home may be foreclosed if its mortgage has been made prior to the registration of family affectation or when the debt charged was used in the financing of the home.

  • 2. Is it possible to sell a property affected by family housing?

    Yes; but in this case the signature of both spouses or permanent partners will be necessary. For the sale it will be necessary to end the family affectation by registered public deed.


  • Citizenship cards.
  • Public deed.
  • Peace and save (good standing certificate) of property tax and certificate of tradition and freedom.
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