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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 'Harding's International Real Estate'?

Harding’s International Real Estate is a global, multi-award winning luxury agency.

With years of professional real estate experience and a network of partners across the world, we’re uniquely positioned to offer a full range of residential & commercial property services; including property sales, holiday rentals, real estate property management, holiday concierge services and travel guide information.

Whether you’re looking for a statement villa on the beach, a pieceful ski chalet in the mountains, or a luxury apartment in the city – our specialist team can help you find the perfect property investment.

My property is already on the market, can I still use Harding's International?

Harding’s International are happy to work alongside any other agent, just make sure you check your contract as you may be under an exclusive selling agreement.

What is Land Tax? (Barbados)

This is a Government tax in Barbados. The Land tax year runs from April to March and the rate varies depending on the value of the property.

The first BDS $150,000 is 0%
The next BDS $300,000 is 0.1%
The next BDS $550,000 is 0.45%
The remaining over BDS $1,000,000 is 0.75%

What are the runnings costs of owning a property? (Barbados)

Typically, you will expect the following costs;

House Insurance: Typically BDS $4 per BDS $1,000 of replacement value

Contents Insurance: Typically BDS $250 per year for BDS $30,000 worth of coverage

Land Tax: See the FAQ relating to Land Tax for figures

Utilities: Varies depending on usage (power, water, phone, internet, TV, air-conditioning etc.)

Management Costs: Varies depending on facilities (cleaners, communal gardens, pool, lift, reception, on-site security, gates, club house, gym etc.)

Rental Commission: Typically around 20% but varies depending on rental income, winter/summer rates and whether full service or partial