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Ban On Babies - Landlords Illegally Refusing To Rent To Persons With Children

January 6, 2019
  The Rent Restriction Act of 1983 makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against potential tenants on the basis that they have children, but scores of landlords are banning the babies and getting away with it. Under Section 4A Subsection 1 of the Rent Restriction Act, "A person shall not, as a condition for the grant, renewal or continuance...
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Real Estate Boom In Jamaica - Big Demand For Kingston Apartments

December 19, 2018
 ublished: Wednesday December 19, 2018 | 11:21 am 0 Comments   Graphic depiction of the Kensington Gate residential complex. Local real estate experts say demand is highest for apartments in Kingston and this has given rise to the growing number of apartment complexes being built around the Jamaican capital.  “As...
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Short-Term Rental Boom Adding To Housing Bane: Authorities Urged To Guard Against Community Deterio

October 22, 2018
  Dr Carol Archer   The boom in the short-term rental market has created a new source of income for many Jamaicans, particularly in the Corporate Area and along the north coast. However, while it allows many homeowners to earn directly from the accommodation sector, there is concern among housing experts that its growth could, in the absence of specific...
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Rent Restriction Act To Be More Equitable

October 11, 2018
  Keith Senior (left), consultant, JN Bank; Petal James (second right), head, mortgage sales, JN Bank; and Barbara Clarke (second left), secretary, Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ), listen keenly as Rose Bennett-Cooper, chairman of the Rent Assessment Board, makes a point, following the RAJ Symposium 2018 held recently at the Spanish Court Hotel...
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'Stand Your Ground' - Shaw Urges Real Estate Practitioners To Support Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

October 11, 2018
  File Shaw     Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has urged stakeholders in the real estate industry to continue their drive to support the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation and enforcement initiatives of the Government. Noting...
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