President Luis Guillermo Solís has signed into law a bill that provides a 28-month moratorium on evictions from public property.
The measure is important to dwellers of coastal communities who might be located in the maritime zone.
The measure does not halt any legal actions, but it does prevent eviction unless the environment is endangered or there is a threat of danger, according to the text.
The bill gives lawmakers time to produce a permanent bill that will protect buildings that have been located for years in what is now considered the maritime zone.
The implementation of the new law is under the control of the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía.