Practice Areas

realestate

realestate

Conveyancing

  • Sale and acquisition of commercial properties
  • Sale and acquisition of residential properties, including high-end, luxury homes, condominiums and townhouses in gated communities, private islands and cays (developed and undeveloped), and disposition of real estate assets bequeathed to beneficiaries named in a Will.

Mortgages

  • Facilitating purchases of commercial or residential real estate by means of loan facilities from local or foreign lending institutions

Development

  • Representing clients making application for the development of land in the Bahamas for the purposes of hotel or condominium development, subdivision of land for residential purposes, and mixed use resorts

Leases

  • Long or short term leases of commercial or residential properties, dock/marina slips, seabed leases

Opinions on Title

  • Review of title to property ensuring a good and marketable title for a purchaser upon completion of the acquisition

One of our main areas of focus is private client orientated. We provide advice over a broad spectrum of matters and guide our clients through the application procedures of a multitude of government Ministries, departments, agencies and policy bodies. Our expertise in such matters is unparalleled, and includes:

realestate

realestate

realestate

Bahamas Investment Authority & Office of the Prime Minister

  • Certificate of Registration
  • Permit
  • National Economic Council applications
  • Industries Encouragement Act and Hotels Encouragement Act applications
  • Bahamas Environment Science & Technology Commission (BEST) applications

Immigration

  • Work Permit applications and Annual Renewals
  • Spousal Permits
  • Permanent Residency applications (Economic, Right to Work in Own Business, Unrestricted Right to Work)
  • Annual Residency applications and Annual Renewals
  • Annual Homeowners Card applications and Annual Renewals
  • Applications for Bahamian citizenship or naturalization

Real Property Tax/Business Licence Department

  • Declaration of Property
  • Guidance on outstanding property tax and rate schedule
  • Business Licence Application
  • Temporary Business Licence Application

Central Bank of the Bahamas

  • B$ and US$ Bank Account Openings
  • Share Issuance/Share Purchase Approvals
  • Approved Investment Status with respect to Real Estate Purchases
  • Foreign Currency Loan Approvals

National Insurance Board

  • Employee and Employer NIB Registration

We offer guidance to clients concerned with the distribution of their assets to various beneficiaries, be it family members or friends, and our services include:

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  • Preparation of Wills
  • Probate and Letters of Administration applications
  • Resealing of Foreign Wills
  • Disposition of Assets to Beneficiaries under a Will

Our experience covers a broad base of commercial transactions, and past representation has included matters with respect to:

realestate
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Construction Contracts
  • Share Purchase Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Share Pledge Agreements
  • Company Searches (Domestic and IBC)
  • Corporate Opinions

We have partnered with an experienced corporate service provider, and together can offer:

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  • Incorporation of both Domestic and International Business Companies
  • Registered Office and Agent Services
  • Nominee Shareholder Services
  • Registration of Foreign Companies
  • Business Licence Applications
  • Reservation of Trade Names

Winter Borghardt is a licenced financial and corporate services provider and we are regulated by the laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas