When considering buying property in Mexico...always know what you are buying/getting...it is so important to have a notary (NOT a lawyer, but a notary). Check out this article...it is a good learning experience, without any cost to you and be glad that you are not one of these 40 owners!!
Foreigners – perhaps as many as 40, mainly Americans and Canadians – who purchased beachfront land in Tenacatita are outraged by the actions of wealthy Guadalajara businessman Andres Villalobos, who, with the support of dozens of armed Jalisco state police officers, has appropriated their properties, even though many have legal titles held in bank trusts.
Villalobos, who obtained a court order to carry out the eviction of around 50 low-income families, has vowed to demolish every standing structure in a 80-hectare tract of land bordering Tenacatita beach, regardless whether they are legally titled to others. State police and employees of Villalobos’ company, Inmobiliaria Rodenas, have blocked the road to the beach and are keeping everyone off the land.Edited: 9:40 pm, August 14, 2010