Landlords Guide

Interested in renting your property in Barbados but you're not sure where to start? It's so much more than just installing a for rent sign on your front lawn!

Do you have time to open up the property and meet viewers for showings? Pay out loads of money in advertising? If you answered no to those two questions, you should definitely hire a reputable real estate agent.

Make sure you provide accurate property details to your real estate agent including any restrictions that you have set for the property.

To get your property rented quickly, the property must be in great condition for showings, clean and tidy. If the property have any maintenance issues, fix them! Think of yourself as a renter looking for a home, do a walk through the property and fix any snags that you noticed.

Provision for utility services should be available for modern services, telephone, internet, water, electricity, gas and cable tv.

Contact your insurance company and let them know that you are renting your property out long term.


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to list my property with one real estate agent?

No, but we do recommend that you make sure that all the real estate agents you hire are marketing the same rental price.

Where will my property be marketed?

Internet portals, newspapers, magazines and a for rent sign if needed. 

What duration is considered as a long term rental?

One year or more.

What is your fee for renting my property to a long term tenant?

One month's rent plus VAT. 

My property is furnished, do I have to record all items in the property?

Yes. An inventory should be done and signed off by both the landlord and tenant before the start of the tenancy.

Do you have clients in your database looking for a property like mine?

We have quite a huge database but it all depends on who is looking for a property like yours at the time.

Will viewers be accompanied by a real estate agent at showings?

Always!

Can I attend showings with my real estate agent and their client(s)?

We recommend no as clients tend not to express themselves fully when the property owner is around.

One of the viewers decided to rent my property, what do I do next?

Conduct a thorough background screening which involves verifying their name, employment and rental history. We suggest that you have the prospective tenant complete a tenant screening form and supply a copy of their photo ID. Unfortunately not all prospects are honest about their name or where they work, so getting a job letter or calling the company's HR department will help weed out the bad tenants!

Do I take a security deposit as well on having the tenant sign the rental agreement?

The first month's rent and a security deposit is due on the signing the rental agreement. Usually the security deposit is the same amount as the monthly rent amount. Corporate rentals tend to pay the last month's rent additionally, meaning first and last month's rent plus the security deposit. So that is three months on signing.

I don't have a rental agreement, do I have to hire an attorney to draft one or could the real estate agent provide a rental agreement? 

We do have a rental agreement that we use which was drafted by a Barbados registered attorney.


Who We Are

About Global Estate Agency

If home is indeed where the heart is, then Global Estate Agency has been the brokerage pulse of the Barbados luxury real estate market since 2003.

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Why Choose Us

Global Estate Agency's Junior Sparks is the 2018 Agent of the Year | First-ever recipient of The George Ramsay Memorial Award via the Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers Association. 

Global Estate Agency's Junior Sparks makes international TV debut in the popular US reality television series, HGTV House Hunters International. Season 151, Episode 3 - Seaside Villa vs Crash Pad in Barbados. 

Global Estate Agency's Junior Sparks appears on the popular US reality television series, HGTV House Hunters International for the second time. Season 157, Episode 6 - Excess Baggage in Barbados.   

Global Estate Agency has a stronghold on market tendencies, a well-established business model, and a long list of satisfied clients.

Strong marketing mediums to get your property in front of prospects that reside in Europe, USA, Canada, China and more.

Representing sellers, buyers, landlords and renters since 2003. Real estate brokerage is simply our passion!

Over 10,000 people connected to Global Estate Agency's social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.

Our sister company BarbadosExpatHomes.com focus on only the best rental properties for expats moving to Barbados and already living on island.

New website division launched for sought after properties for sale and rent, marketed exclusively by Barbados real estate mogul Junior Sparks. When you list your property with us exclusively, you get additional international marketing, aerial photography and website client login for 24/7 updates.

Over 300 Barbados property listings in our database and also we have access to over 100 external real estate agents' listings.

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