Henry L. Yap

Are you covered by the rent control law?

Are you aware that based on the 2015 Census of Population, about 1.75 million families or 99.5 percent of all Filipino families pay monthly rent of P10,000 or less, according...

Here’s how to own real estate with less headaches

Filipino investors are always on the lookout for higher yields and better returns to grow their wealth. While many believe investing in real estate makes excellent returns, not everyone has...

Are you donating property? Here’s what you need to know

Donation of property is governed by existing laws and rules and regulations that need to be complied with, to ensure that it is valid. Failure to conform with its requirements...

Tips for first time renters

You can’t afford to buy a house yet so your option for now is to rent. Maybe you are fed up with waking up very early for the daily long...

Mortgage 1-2-3

Do you need bank financing for your planned property acquisition?  Were you advised about the mortgage? What is a mortgage? What are its essential elements?  Basic terms

Who may own land in the Philippines?

Are you interested in owning land, now that property prices are on an upswing again? Are you a natural-born Filipino citizen who has become a foreign national but still interested...

Who owns that property: The husband, wife or both?

With younger people investing in real estate early in life and before they marry, it is important to understand the property relation that future husband and wife will have after...

Are you ready for ‘condo pasalo?’

With the slowdown of businesses and job losses among local and OFW condo buyers, condo pasalo has grown in popularity lately. What is it? Is it a safe and secure...

The nitty-gritty of a lease agreement

Are you leasing a lot, house, condominium unit, parking space or commercial space? Have you encountered any disagreement or misunderstanding with your lessor? How do you eliminate such conflict and...

Visita Iglesia: The gems of Rizal’s lake town churches

Two years into the pandemic and with fewer restrictions on mobility, quite a number of Catholics have re-started their Visita Iglesia, the act of visiting churches during Holy Week, practiced since Spanish...

It’s complicated: How do you settle the estate of the deceased?

Heirs often have to address the complicated inheritance issue of how to divide a deceased person’s (decedent) properties in a way that none of them feels aggrieved and can live...

Everything you need to know about estate tax

They say taxes are certain, even upon death. What and why are the estates of deceased persons taxed? Are there exemptions? According to the Civil Code of...

Henry L. Yap

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With the WFH set up, many city dwellers are packing their bags to work remotely in one of the country's premier resorts.