Buying Real Estate in Barbados

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Areas of Barbados

The southernmost part of the island, it's known for its many beaches, entertainments and activities.

With hills and valleys, Saint Andrew remains unspolied.

Known for premium resorts on the west coast of the island.

The parish of Saint John has history, relaxation and beautiful countryside in abundance.

Saint Joseph is known for its rugged coastline.

The north part of the island, Saint Lucy offers cooling breezes and stunning sunsets.

Home to Barbados' capital, Saint Michael has something for everyone.

The largest of Barbados' parishes, Saint Philip has beautiful beaches.

This parish has caves and countryside to explore.

Legal Process

1. Registering with a Barbadian Lawyer and the Central Bank of Barbados.

In order to purchase a property in Barbados you will require a registered Barbadian lawyer, their fees will be around 1.5 to 2% of the purchase price (+15% VAT). The buying process will generally take around 3 months. There are not generally any restrictions on ownership by foreigners, except for a formality that, if you are a non-resident, the Barbados Central bank must you give you permission before you may purchase a property. If you fail to gain this permission your purchase will be void. It is required by the Central Bank of Barbados that all money that is brought into the country must be registered. This can be best be handled by your Barbadian lawyer.

2. Signing the Purchase Agreement and Paying the deposit

Your lawyer will be charged with the conveyance of the title, the recording of the deeds and registering the survey plans with the Land Registry. Before you sign the Purchase Agreement and pay the 10% deposit, they will also check the agreement which will have been drawn up by the vendors lawyers. The Purchase Agreement will then be signed by the vendor and the deposit will be held by the vendor’s lawyers. The deposit will be forfeited if at any point after this you decide not to go through with the purchase.

3. The Conveyance

The register search will be carried out by your by your lawyer in order to establish whether the property or land is free from charges or any encumbrances and to establish the title. The conveyance will be drawn up by the sellers lawyer and will be checked by your lawyer. Once these checks have been made you will sign the conveyance and the balance of the funds will be paid. Once you have signed the conveyance it will go back to the venor’s solicitor to be signed by the vendor. Your part of the sale is now complete, all that is left is for the vendor to pay the stamp duty and to transfer the taxes.

4. General Information on Property Ownership in Barbados

Property can be owned in various ways in Barbados. In the name of an individual, through a trust or other entity, or through a foreign or local company. It is not unusual for non-Barbadians to purchase properties through newly formed offshore companies which are outside Barbados, but are registered to do business in Barbados.

Latest Properties in Barbados

Inviting 2 bedroom for sale in Holetown, Saint James
Ref 249471
A most appealing 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor apartment in a secure and serene setting in a highly sought-after area of Jamestown Park, Holetown, Barbados. This delightful condo offers 1,10...
550,000 EUR
Spacious 4 bedroom Villa for sale in Fort George Heights, Saint Michael
Ref 249470
An impressive four bedroom villa in the prestigious Fort George neighbourhood of Barbados, perfect for discerning clients seeking a home in a well-established community that exudes refinement and c...
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Luxury 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Sugar Hill, Saint James
Ref 249460
Highly desirable penthouse apartment within the exclusive gated community of Sugar Hill, this top-floor apartment boasts two bedrooms and two bathrooms, ensuring privacy and tranquility as an end u...
630,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom House for sale in Mullins, Saint Peter
Ref 249411
Immaculately maintained townhouse set within the Battaleys Mews resort, which is just a few minutes walk from the famous Mullins beach on the West Coast of Barbados. It is also a short walk from th...
675,000 USD
Beachfront 5 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in Fitts Village, Saint James
Ref 248907
Stunning 5 bedroom beach front villa located close to Fitts Village on the West Coast of Barbados. With its own swimming pool with a pool bar and direct access to the beach, this recently renovat...
5,500,000 USD
Beachfront 2 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in Mullins, Saint Peter
Ref 248898
Exquisite 2 bedroom luxury fully furnished villa enjoying breathtaking ocean views from its idyllic beachfront location in Mullins, Saint Peter. This is a truly unique property nestled right on t...
1,950,000 USD
Beachfront 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Saint Peter, Saint Peter
Ref 248809
Enjoying breathtaking ocean views from its ideal beachfront location in Saint Peter, is this luxurious 3 bedroom fully furnished apartment set in beautiful tropical communal gardens with pool. It ...
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Stunning 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Saint James, Saint James
Ref 248808
Ideally located in the prestigious gated community of Sugar Hill, is this bright and spacious 2 bedroom luxury apartment enjoying panoramic ocean views from the roof terrace. Sugar Hill is gated ...
630,000 USD
Waterfront 4 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in Christ Church, Christ Church
Ref 248807
Fabulous 4 bedroom luxury villa set in beautiful tropical gardens with pool, while enjoying breathtaking ocean views from its sought after waterfront location near the beach and all amenities in Ch...
2,100,000 USD
Luxury 6 bedroom Villa for sale with sea and panoramic views in Polo Ridge, Saint James
Ref 248755
An exquisite luxury 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom coral stone villa with staff accommodation on the prestigious Polo Ridge, Barbados, enjoying 180-degree panoramic sea views. This luxurious villa is one...
19,500,000 USD
Beachfront 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Christ Church, Christ Church
Ref 248679
A charming 2 bedroom beachfront ground floor apartment in the St Lawrence Beach Condominium development on the south coast of Barbados. This development consists of 17 beach front apartments loc...
519,000 USD
Immaculate 3 bedroom Villa for sale in Paynes Bay, Saint James
Ref 248559
Exquisite 3 bedroom villa nestling in tropical communal gardens with four pools, ideally located near all amenities and the beach in Paynes Bay, Holetown. This superb property provides an unmatche...
850,000 USD
Beautiful 3 bedroom House for sale in Porters, Saint James
Ref 248466
Azzurro 10 is a stunning townhouse. It features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. This unit is situated in the exclusive Azzurro development. It features 12 three-bedroom townhouses. Azzurro 10 i...
800,000 USD
Bright 1 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view and panoramic view in Christ Church, Christ Church
Ref 248231
Bright and beautifully presented 1 bedroom apartment, which is ideally situated within a luxurious Beach Club and Spa resort, which is a 5-star, boutique all-inclusive beach-front resort in the Chr...
475,000 USD
Furnished 3 bedroom House for sale in Holetown, Saint James
Ref 248103
Delightful 3 bedroom colonial style townhouse, which is beautifully surrounded by tropical gardens, situated in a quiet yet central location in a gated community within walking distance from most a...
700,000 USD
Luxury 10 bedroom Estate for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas
Ref 247997
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Immaculate 4 bedroom House for sale with sea view and panoramic view in Royal Westmoreland Golf, Saint James
Ref 247961
Beautiful 4 bedroom villa, which is ideally situated within the highly sought after Royal Westmoreland Estate, with s its own private swimming pool nestled amongst lush tropical landscaped gardens ...
1,250,000 USD
Immaculate 5 bedroom House for sale with sea view and panoramic view in Sandy Lane, Saint James
Ref 247918
Magnificent 5 bedroom villa located on the prestigious west coast of Barbados, strategically located between Sandy Lane Beach and Beachlands. Tucked away from the main road and set within lush ga...
11,950,000 USD
Stunning 4 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in St Silas, Westmoreland, Saint James
Ref 247882
Absolutely exceptional 4 bedroom luxury villa nestling in nearly half an acre of glorious tropical gardens with pool, while enjoying breathtaking ocean views from its sought after location near all...
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Beautiful 3 bedroom Villa for sale in Oistins, Christ Church
Ref 247843
Exquisite 3 bedroom villa overlooking the first fairway of Durants Golf Course, in a lush green setting and within easy reach of amenities. The spacious 324m2 property offers a tranquil living ...
625,000 USD