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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.

To learn more about SRS-CR please visit our team pages If you have questions or need more information, please email Jane Gregson, jane@srs-cr.com or call us on (506) 4070-0400.

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Tropical Blogging

Costa Rica’s Union Strike 2018

How has the strike affected you? Summerland Relocation Services (SRS) has received various information and we have heard a number of stories throughout the Southern Zone regarding the Union strikes which began on September 10th, 2018. This article was written as an informative piece and to encourage others to share what they might know.

The strike began as a result of a tax reform law which is being debated in the Legislative Assembly. The law is supposed to be designed for the “strengthening of public finances” but is largely seen as putting the burden on the working class while the countries’ larger companies realize benefit from it.

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Registering Your Corporation: 

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.

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Employing Workers in Costa Rica by Constance Monroe

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…

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Ask Janes

Notes and stories from Constance and other friends/associates of Jane Gregson that give you answers to questions about what it is really like to live in Costa Rica ...

Why Do We Call Her Janes? by Constance Monroe

Jane Gregson is affectionately known to me and my partner Martin as “Janes”. We met Janes in 2008 when we rented her mother’s house from her in Summerland for the Christmas and New Year holidays …

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Thoughts on Relocating: an interview with Jane Gregson

Summerland Relocation Services (SRS) was founded by Jane Gregson, providing relocation services to Americans and Canadians coming to Costa Rica for almost 15 years.

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Drunk and in the Gutter; A Reaction to Moving to CR by Constance Monroe

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 …

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