Welcome to Summerland Relocation Services (SRS-CR). Headquartered in Perez Zeledon in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, we offer over 30 years of relocation experience with a wide array of services that include:
EXPLORE – Play, relocate or just explore: Our relocation tours have SPECIALIZED in Southern Costa Rica since 2006, and we know all the many (and often hidden) wonders in our area.
STAY – Vacation, short and long term rentals: We always RECOMMEND long term rentals and frequent visits before making your final move here.
PROPERTY – Buy, sell or create your own development: We have the EXPERTISE to save you from the pitfalls and help you create your dream.
CONSTRUCTION – Build, remodel or repair: From the first sketch on a napkin to moving you in, our work is GUARANTEED – we take the headaches out of building.
TOTAL MANAGEMENT: – Residential Concierge Services, Property Maintenance and Management : We handle it all from GUIDANCE to MANAGEMENT from teaching you how to pay your bills to paying them for you.
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If you have spent any time traveling anywhere in the world, you will notice that things like mileage, temperature, weighing produce, electricity or land measurement might be quite different from what you are used to. Obviously the same goes for traveling or living in Costa Rica …
Fortunately, all you need is an internet connection to Google a translation these days, but we thought it would be helpful to list various measurements that are used in Costa Rica so that you know what to expect.
Important information about ownership in Costa Rica and holding onto your assets.
The Dirección General de Tributación (DGT) is an Office of the Treasurey otherwise known as the “Ministerio de Hacienda” and it is where you register your corporation. Many ex-pats buy their land and property under the name of a corporation that they establish beforehand and therefore need to ensure they are maintaining their status appropriately or their ownership can become at risk and/or become burdened with fees for not doing so.
As of 2017, all Costa Rican corporations whether commercially active or inactive must be registered by specific dates in 2018 otherwise you may be fined over $400 depending on how late you are with the filing.
Thinking of employing someone in Costa Rica? Do you need help with maintaining your property? Maybe you would like to have a housekeeper visit you several times a week. The bottom line is that if you are employing someone on a regular basis you should probably know a thing or two about the labor laws…
Summerland Relocation Services (SRS) was founded by Jane Gregson, providing relocation services to Americans and Canadians coming to Costa Rica for almost 15 years.
Perhaps I’ve always made choices which were not exactly what most of society would call ‘traditional’ or ‘safe’. Or maybe I just come off as a bit of an odd ball or misfit to some people. Perhaps what is really going on …