Legal Fees

Legal Fees


Both the buyer and the seller are responsible for 2.5% legal fees on the sale of property.

Government Stamp Tax

  • Up to and including $20,000 – 4%
  • From $20,000.01 to #50,000 – 6%
  • From $50,000.01 to $100,000 – 8%
  • From $100,000.01 and over – 10%

This tax is shared equally between the buyer and seller unless otherwise agreed upon.

Council & Attorneys, Notaries Public

In the Bahamas when purchasing property whether a foreign national or Bahamian you must use a licensed Bahamian attorney.

List of Attorneys

Abaco
Frederick Gottlieb / Ximena Thompson
Frederick F. Gottlieb & Co.
P.O.Box AB20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 367-3102
Fax: (242) 367-3118
email: fgottlieb@fgottlieb.com
Rhonda Hull
L.C. Hull & Co.
100 Don Mackay Boulevard
P.O.Box AB20415
Marsh Harbour, Abaco,Bahamas
Tel: (242) 367-2030
(242) 367-2015
Fax: (242) 367-2018
email: abacolaw@yahoo.com
Nassau
Edward Roberts /Lori E. Lowe
E. Dawson, Roberts & Co.
P.O. Box N918
Magna Carta Court
Parliament & Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-4782
(242) 322-4784
(242) 326-6751
Fax: (242) 322-2048
email: lorilowe@coralwave.com
Craig Roberts / Dana C. Wells / Judith A. Whitehead
Graham Thompson & Co.
Sassoon house, Shirley Street
Victoria Avenue, P.O. Box N272
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-4130
Fax: (242) 328-1069
email: gtc@gtclaw.com
web: www.grahamthompson.com
Stephen J. Melvin
Higgs & Johnson
P.O. Box N3247
Ocean Centre – East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 502-5200
Fax: (242) 502-5250
email: smelvin@higgsjohnson.com
Corporate Department
Third floor – Shirley House
P.O. Box N485
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 356-4163
email: office@hbslaw.com
web: www.hbslaw.com
R. James Cole
Higgs & Kelly
384 Bay Street
P.O. Box N4818
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-7511
Fax: (242) 325-0724
email: james@higgs-kelly.com
web: www.higgs-kelly.com