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Jurisdiction if there are 2 or more lots in dispute

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lex18g


Arresto Menor
hello all,Smile

i'm a law student and i'm also working as a legal researcher in a law office. i'm just puzzled by the case assigned to me, the action is an action for reconveyance, and as provided in the expanded jurisdiction of courts, "in all civil actions which involve the title to, or possession of, real property, or any interest therein, where the assessed value of the property involved exceeds P20,000 or, for civil actions in Metro Manila, where such value exceeds P50,000 except actions for forcible entry into and unlawful detainer of lands or buildings, original jurisdiction over which is conferred upon the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts."

What if there are two or more lots? Do we have to add their assessed value, and base the court's jurisdiction on the total amount?

thanks!

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macknight


Arresto Menor
IMO, nope because it says value of the property which is equivalent to one lot. You can't have 2 lots under 1 title right? If you are to add the assessed value it should have been stated as total value of properties. Hope this helps. I'm not a lawyer though, not yet Smile

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lex18g


Arresto Menor
yes, i agree with you. Smile thanks for the help.

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rchrd


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Sa Sps Huguete vs Embudo (G.R. No. 149554. July 1, 2003) ganito ang sabi: "Where, as in this case, the ultimate objective of the plaintiffs is to obtain title to real property, it should be filed in the proper court having jurisdiction over the assessed value of the property subject thereof."

Pwede ring isipin na the property subject of the action are the two lots together and not individually so the amount to be considered will be the total assessed value of the two lots subject of the action. This is just my opinion too because i have not yet encountered a case with the same issue. Pati yung sa Huguete iba ang issue eh.

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