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Form Title:

Application to Purchase a Commercial Govt. Lot

Description:

To facilitate the need for affordable land, the minister responsible for housing sells commercial lots to qualifying persons.

Prerequisite:

Bahamian citizens and residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Attachments:

Supporting Documents:
  • Proof of Bahamian Status (Passport/Certificate of Identity)
  • Current National Insurance Card
  • Valid Business Licence
  • Proposal – Plan for development and Project schedule

  • Instructions:

    1.The applicant must fill out the Application for Land Form. Family Island residents may collect an application form from the Local Administrator’s Office. Grand Bahama and Abaco residents may collect applications from the Department of Housing Office on those islands. Offices locations are listed below. Alternatively, a form may be downloaded from this site using the link below.
    2.Applicants in New Providence, Grand Bahama, and Abaco must complete the Application for Land form in person and submit at relevant office, along with all supporting documents.
    3.All Other family Islands applicants must submit their application through the Family Island Administrator Office who will forward the application to New Providence to be processed.
    4.The Ministry of Housing will review the application and will also send an acknowledgement letter to the applicant.
    5.Due to the high demand for housing in The Bahamas, land is often oversubscribed. This means that there are more applications than there are lots of land. In this case, a letter will be issued to applicant to this effect.
    6.If the applicant meets the requirement and a lot becomes available, the Department of Housing will contact the applicant by phone to inform them of the availability. A letter of offer is also issued to the applicant.
    7.The letter of offer states the location, cost of the property, deposit required, and payment deadline.
    8.If the applicant does not pay by the required deadline, the Department of Housing will issue a rescind letter and offer the property to another applicant on the list.

    Fee:

    There are no fees associated with this service.

    Form:


    FAQs

    Contact:

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF
    SHIRLEY ST. AND CHARLOTTE ST.

    P. O. Box N-4849

    deptofhousing@bahamas.gov.bs
    http://www.bahamas.gov.bs



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