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Retirement Residency St Maarten

Retirement Residence  for Qualifying Pensioners Retired people who meet certain requirements can live on the island and be taxed at low rates. “Sint Maarten” is a constituent country of the Netherlands. It covers the southern third of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, while the northern two-thirds of the island is the French overseas collectivity of […]

Sint Maarten Property Tax

With its change in Country status on Ocotber 10,2012, Sint Maarten endorsed larger financial responsibility. The Sint Maarten tax department has started a project , which is focused on identifying  all the property owners on Sint Maarten  in order to collect taxes due on rental income derived from Sint Maarten Properties. Based on local law […]

Kadaster / Title search Prices

Kadaster / Title search Prices as of  January 15th, 2012 Cadastral extract (title search) Verbal                 ANG. 15.00  or  $8.42 Us Cadastral extract (Title search) printed               ANG. 20.00 or $11.23 US per deed basic fee of ANG. 5.00 $2.80 US Deed […]

building registry and building permit

VROM & KADASTER:   >>Land for sale << for residential and commercial hotel developments   VROM, a department of the island government of St. Maarten, is the office for physical planning and environment.  They are responsible for the issuing of building permits, as well as inspecting projects for compliance with environmental and building regulations see request […]

French Real Estate taxes and laws

French St.Martin, Real Estate transactions are dealt with  by the Notaire (Notary). The Notaire has responsibility to make the final deed and obtaining all relevant searches about the property to insure the property is transferred free and clear of any leans. The Notaire has responsibility and the power to transfer the property to the buying party . Like […]

Dutch real estate laws and taxes

Dutch St. Maarten’s real estate laws and taxes; When purchasing a private residence or land in your own name, you will need  your passport or other accepted identification.  Companies are welcomed and if buying in a company name, the present articles of incorporation and a statement showing the company is in good standing. Residence is not […]