Non-Belizeans have the same property rights in Belize as Belizeans. You can own your property in your name, jointly own with your spouse, own in a trust, own in a corporation, and even own property in your IRA.
Title is conveyed in a land certificate that is a free and clear title. Title insurance from US insurance companies such as First American Title and Stewart Title is available for your property in Belize.
This is different from other Central American countries. For example, Costa Rica has squatter's rights for its citizens that could jeopardize your rights - this is not an issue in Belize. Another example is that in Mexico non-Mexicans cannot own property and you must indirectly setup a contract with a bank to hold your title for you - again, not an issue in Belize.
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