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Protecting your property

There is no equivalent for Bajan property of NHBC cover which generally would be provided for a new-build property in England. It is particularly important therefore to negotiate the contract to ensure you are adequately protected and the developer is required to construct the property diligently and to the agreed quality and specification.

Contracts will commonly provide for stage or down payments as construction progresses and it will be important to ensure that there is adequate protection for those payments, for example provision for them to be held in a separate secure escrow account until completion of the building.

Buying property in Barbados