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Robert Boekhold appointed as Interim Mortgage Custodian

PHILIPSBURG-Robert Boekhold has officially been appointed as Interim Mortgage Custodian and Acting Director of Kadaster. On Thursday July 26, Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Finance Wilgo Lieveld handed Boekhold the Ministerial Decree. ...

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Dear Reader

Again on Thursday, July 26, 2018, the civil law notaries (Marlène Mingo, Meredith Boekhoudt, Faride Tjon Ajong) issued the following notice to the general public.

On behalf of the civil law notaries of Sint Maarten we wish to inform you that as of July 24th, 2018 a Ministerial Resolution (Ministeriële Beschikking) under number 1271 was issued, to appoint Mr. Boekhold on July 24th, 2018 for three (3) months as interim Mortgage Conservator (in Dutch: "Hypotheekbewaarder") at the Kadaster formally known as "Stichting Kadaster en Hypotheekwezen Sint Maarten) with possibility for an extension.

With this now in place, the operations of the Kadaster can proceed and the Supervisory Board along with the Management requested notaries to inform the Kadaster of any possible backlog or pending issues to be handled by Kadaster.

We wish Mr. Boekhold, much success and if the notaries can assist or contribute in any way, to let the notaries know.


You may be wondering why the low-key, low-profile notaries are making such a fuss about having a Mortgage Registrar in place at the Kadaster office to sign off on deed registrations and extracts.

But imagine you having to tell a client that you can't pay out the monies from their real estate property sales because of a backlog at the Kadaster's office. Imagine having to give that excuse for weeks on end. Clients are going to get totally frustrated. We are talking about large sums of money. No doubt accusations of fraud, scam, theft, embezzlement, ripoff, etc., start getting uttered by upset and angry clients who have had enough of the excuses. But that is the daily reality a notary can be facing when having to wait weeks after weeks for the finalization of a deed registration.

So we really and truly hope this temporary solution will be effective in working away the backlog for the notaries so that they can go back to doing their work as usual and government can continue to receive its fair share of revenues from the transactions involved.

Knowing St. Maarten's track record in this area, no doubt we can expect a 'problem' at the Kadaster to rear its ugly head soon again and we are not being pessimistic, we are just being realistic.

In the meantime, do have a great day, people. It is soon weekend.

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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