Ground lease

Selling long lease land On Bonaire you have freehold land and long lease land. Just under half of the habitable area consists of long lease land, so an important part. Long lease land is usually issued by the government for a period of 60 years. After that you can...

Water and Electricity (WEB)

Water and Electricity connection When you buy a house, the connection for water and electricity must be transferred to your name. This is only possible after you have been to the notary for the transfer. For this you go to the WEB, the Water and Electricity Company...

Resolutive conditions

Resolutive conditions On Bonaire, if you come to an agreement after negotiating a home, there is already a binding agreement. It is then no longer possible as a buyer to come up with all kinds of resolutive conditions afterwards. So think about this carefully before...

Taxes

All about taxes There are two types of taxes on real estate on Bonaire: land tax and real estate tax. This collection takes place via the Tax and Customs Administration of the Caribbean Netherlands. On this website of Harbourtown Real Estate we want to explain as...

Costs seller

Selling your house: what are the costs for me as a seller? When you sell a property, the seller is responsible for the sales commission. In principle, the seller “hires” the real estate agent for the sale of the property. In this blog we will explain the...

Movable property

Movable property when selling a house. Movable property is understood to mean: all items that can be moved, provided they are not attached to a piece of land or building. The inventory of a home is therefore movable property. No 5% transfer tax has to be paid on the...