A “nota simple” is a summary report from the Property Registry that describes the property in the deeds, known as the “Escritura”.
It should be noted that a nota simple is only informative and is not valid in front of a court. A registry certificate is needed for the courts.
Judicial information is brief, and usually covers outstanding debts (mortgages or unpaid taxes), the current owners, the boundaries, the total square meters of the land and of the house.
It also describes the type of land, any rights that others may have on the property, such as public paths/roads, water or sewage lines, etc.