Real Estate, Dominican Republic - According to an article from Listin Diario which was translated and posted on DR1.com Friday the 1st of May the amount of squatters are growing in the Dominican Republic. Squatters are not only a problem on Government land as mentioned in this article. There are many court cases every year about illegal squatters on land sold or belonging to foreigners.
Dominican Watchdog advice that you read our Property Guide and never buy land or real estate in the Dominican Republic with squatters on it. They are impossible to get removed unless the army is involved and that needs approval from the President. In many cases the police has taken huge amounts of money from foreigners for promising to clear their land for squatters but nothing has happened. If you buy land outside a protected residential resort you must guard and protect it against illegal squatters.