kuranaga wrote:Well that would be ridiculous if I couldn't....
anybody can invest in Peru, even non residents right? It is not necessary to even have a bank account in Peru to make an investment - goods can be paid by cheque or in cash, or the real estate company or notary may "borrow" his account for doing money transfer - I just mean such a rule that you can own something here but you cannot register the proper services in your name would be totally senseless.
I am going to rent a flat for one year but there is no Internet and phone already connected (only the line) and the other bills are in name of the owner - he prefers that the stuff is then registered on my name and I also feel better if I have the services running under my name and not name of somebody else (if there is any problem then I must always ask his help right? e.g. I want to change the Internet package to a faster one and it is on his name - trouble! ) - that's why I ask here about your experience.
Some years ago I bought a house in Spain, all you needed was a kind of registration number (NIE) that is then used as national ID number to do all kinds of stuff, however you are not required to have residence in the country in order to own a home / buy a car or register the services in your name (the number is just a proper format national ID which always proves that you are really you).
Will the 'permiso para firmar contratos' help me here? Or is that just useless effort?