All realtors/estate agents in Uruguay offering properties for sale or rent in the costal regions (Maldonado-Punta del Este, Laguna del Sauce, Pueblo Eden, La Barra, Manantiales, Jose Ignacio) Rocha, Piriapolis, Canelones and Colonia need an official license from the Ministry of Tourism. So before you embark on a purchase or the rental of a property, ask the agent for their license number. That is the only way to be legally protected.
Uruguay Property Partnership operates with the license No. 1041 from the Ministry of Tourism.