Attorney Merx hits a blank wall: Cadastre unable to register lien

POSTED: 10/7/15 6:07 PM

kadasterSt. Maarten Cadastre Office in Philipsburg

St. Maarten – The fact that the mandate of the temporary mortgage custodian at the Cadastre has expired since October 1, has immediate consequences, attorney Cor Merx discovered yesterday.

“I obtained permission from the court to put a line on two parcels of land,” Merx told this newspaper yesterday. “But when I wanted to register this at the Cadastre, they told me there was nobody available to sign for it. This way the whole real estate market comes to a full stop.”

Finance Minister Hassink said on Monday that his intention is to extend the mandate for temporary mortgage custodian Marcia Peterson by another three months. As long as this reappointment is not in place, the cadaster will not be able to register any deeds.

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