Jamaica

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Country Details

Jamaica is a country island located in the Caribbean Sea. It is the third largest island in the Greater Antilles. It is located South of Cuba and West of Haiti and Dominican Republic. With an area of 10,990 km2 and a population of approximately 938,000 people, Jamaica is known for its breathtaking tourist attractions, spicy food, and ethnic variety. The local currency is the JMD. Jamaica´s main export is coffee and rum.

Important things to know when renting a property in Jamaica:

Common expat areas include Norbrook, Cherry Gardens, and Jack´s Hill. Most lease agreements are signed for 1 or 2 years. A local guarantor is needed, preferably a multinational company.

Q&A

  • Who pays rental commission?  Landlord
  • How much is the rental commission? 1 month´s rent
  • Is an advance rent required? Yes, 1 month´s rent
  • What is the standard lease term? 1 to 2 years
  • What is the frequency of payments? Monthly
  • Is there a security deposit?  Yes, 1 to 2 month rent
  • Who holds security deposit? Landlord
  • The lease written in what language?  English
  • The lease is normally prepared by? Realtor
  • Is a business release clause accepted? Yes, if multinational firm is guarantor.


UTILITIES
Utilities are paid separately from the rent. Some examples include electricity, cable, internet, telephone, water, maintenance, gardening fees, and gas. 

Internet, cable, phone and cel phone packages are available at:

The most common school for expat children are American International School of Kingston and Hillel Academy.

 

Driver's License: International Driver´s licenses are valid in Jamaica. 

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