Do Foreigners Need Title Insurance in Mexico? - An Analysis of U.S. Title Insurance and Mexican Real Estate Law


This paper analyzes the title insurance industry in the United States and comparable institutions in Mexico. It begins with an overview of the history of title in both counties, followed by a description of their respective real estate systems. Finally, a summary of the laws that affect holding title to property in Mexico reveals that, although title insurance may provide other benefits for foreign investors, it provides duplicitous coverage for property in Mexico.


Commercial Law | Comparative and Foreign Law | International Law | Property Law and Real Estate

Date of this Version

October 2006