Renters Guide

Searching for a new home to rent in Barbados could be quite challenging, especially if you're relocating from overseas. That's why we're here to make the process extremely easy, informative and enjoyable for you. From starting your property hunt to securing a property, you will find great tips here on our website.

The key to making your property search as seamless as possible is simply planning ahead.

What type of property are you looking for? Standalone home or maybe a condo, how many bedrooms?

Do you need to be near to work or any particular location?

What price range are you looking within, have you set a rental budget?

Not to worry about cost for paying the real estate agent as real estate agents in Barbados are paid by the landlord.

Pets are not allowed at some properties. Be sure to find out if pets are restricted before booking an appointment to avoid disappointment and wasting time.

Property in Barbados move quite quickly. When you find a property that's a winner, act swift and secure the property by signing the rental agreement and paying the initial payments as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to work with one real estate agent or could I hire more than one?

Sure, it's up to you to decide on how many real estate agents you want to work with. We highly recommend though that you hire one real estate agent and have that real estate agent show you properties from their books and external real estate agents inventory as well if necessary. Reason, Barbados is a small island and loads of real estate agents have the same listings plus most real estate agents network with each other to assist clients better. So by contacting a few real estate agents you may simply be duplicating your property search by receiving the same properties from different real estate agents. Through the Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers Association, real estate agents could show properties to their client from another real estate agent's inventory.

I don't have transportation. The real estate agent will pick me up and drop me back to my location?

That's at the real estate agent's discretion. 

Are utility services included in the rental price?

Depends on the property owner at hand but utility services are usually the tenants responsibility. Water is sometimes included in the rental price.

Pool and garden maintenance are included in the rental price?

Occasionally included but depends on the property owner at hand. 

I found a property or a few that I like, could I make offers on all?

We suggest making one offer at a time. Negotiating on more than one property could become perplex.

Are the rental property prices negotiable?

Your real estate agent will guide you. It really depends on the property owner as some landlords are flexible on the list price.

What rental contract duration is considered as a long term rental?

One year.

Do I need to show any documents before getting approval by the landlord for the property?

Yes, you have to complete a tenant screening form and supply a copy of your photo ID. Some landlords do request a current job letter as well.

What funds are due on signing the rental agreement?

First and last month's rent plus a security deposit. Some landlords are receptive to first month's rent and a security deposit. This is at the landlord's discretion.

How soon can I move into the property?

Four days occasionally if utility services have to be turned on. If the property is vacant and already clean, sometimes you could move in immediately.

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 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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