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Cayman Stamp Duty Changes

Cayman Stamp Duty Changes

While new contracts entered into from the 1st of January 2020 cannot qualify for the stamp duty savings, the position for existing contracts, pre-2020, was not clear. Would the stamp duty savings associated with those connected contracts still be available? To help explain the Cayman stamp duty changes, and the potential impact on buyers, Kate Ryley enlisted the help of Tim Swallow, an attorney at the local law firm, Appleby.

The Cayman Islands: Small-town, Big appeal

The Cayman Islands: Small-town, Big appeal

The Cayman life is more than just sand between your toes. Get to know everything that makes Cayman, Cayman, and you’ll buy into her true side.

Do I need a lawyer to buy a house?

Do I need a lawyer to buy a house?

From the offer to purchase to closing, a property transaction is a legal contract between a seller and a buyer. That is why we always, and I mean always, recommend you engage an attorney who specializes in local real estate transactions. It will ease the contractual process, but more importantly, it will protect you and your interests.

A Testament to Cayman’s Strength

A Testament to Cayman’s Strength

The Cayman real estate market speaks volumes. In March 2020, at the beginning of lockdown, we all braced for impact. And yet despite the numerous challenges the year brought us, this island nation proved its resilience.

Working from home in Cayman, are you legal?

Working from home in Cayman, are you legal?

Obtaining legal approval to set up your home office in Cayman can be tricky. The island's Planning Department regulations prohibit the use of a residential property for activities that fall outside what the area is zoned for.

A day in the life of a real estate agent in the Cayman Islands

A day in the life of a real estate agent in the Cayman Islands

Have you ever wondered what real estate agents do every day? It’s not an easy question to answer, because there really is no typical day for us. We need to be quick on our feet, ready to respond and react to the incoming needs of buyers and sellers, at a moments notice.

Welcoming Digital Nomads to Cayman

Welcoming Digital Nomads to Cayman

We’ve read the government regulations, listened to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism webinar, and spoken to Cayman’s immigration expert Nick Joseph. Here’s what you need to know...

Maximize your vacation rental property income.

Maximize your vacation rental property income.

The current landscape has disrupted Cayman’s vacation rental property market. While tourists may be dreaming of our white sandy beaches more than ever, travel restrictions and our border closures mean those visits will, unfortunately, have to wait. Our team weighs in with advice for vacation rental property owners to minimize their risk.

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