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Is it necessary to register with the Rent Board?

When it comes to rental properties, both tenants and landlords must be aware of their rights and obligations. The Rent Restriction Act mandates that all rented premises be registered with the Rent Board for assessment.

Contrary to common belief, properties constructed after 1980 are not automatically exempt from the Rent Board's jurisdiction. However, owners of commercial premises built after 1980 have the option to apply for an Exemption Certificate from the Board, which may exempt their properties from its jurisdiction.

For individuals seeking further guidance on property registration and rental regulations in Jamaica, Jamaica Homes provides valuable resources and assistance. Visit our website here to access a wealth of information, including insights on finding a realtor or contact us directly via email at [email protected]. We're committed to supporting you in understanding and navigating the complexities of property regulations, ensuring a fair and informed experience for all involved.

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