QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
Please could you let me know if I would like to buy a house in Jamaica, how do I start the process?
RESPONSE: Dear Gerry Dee,
It I assumed that you have already identified and visited the house you would love to purchase, and have an idea where your funds are coming from. The first step therefore is to contact owner or agent for the price. If it is not comfortable, then you can request a proper valuation report, or contract a valuator to assess the value.
From the start the services of a realtor and/or attorney-at-law are valuable. These experts come in handy as one of the factors they check is if the person selling can do so legally.
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