Santo Domingo.- The nagging backlog of files on real estate sales results from the concentration and legalization process, which breeds corruption, according to Dominican Surveyors Guild president Manuel María Arias and vice president Miguel Valois.
Arias said the US$62.0 million spent to modernize the Real Estate Jurisdiction, led to only a 20 percent improvement and no one charged or imprisoned.
He said someone must respond to the Accounts Chamber audit which Supreme Court chief justice Mariano German requested.
He said as the result of this situation the country is paralyzed economically, because real estate is the backbone of any country’s economy.
The expert added that estate records don’t flow as they should and the issuing of a title certificate can take as long as two years.
For Valois, the cluster of files creates a breeding ground for corruption, where bribery is the toll to get a file concluded quickly. He said both bribery and malfeasance have returned to the Real Estate Jurisdiction once again.
He said hearings should be held only in those cases where property lines confront neighbors.