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Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program was designed and implemented by Henley & Partners under a government mandate in 2012. The program is appealing to applicants seeking alternative citizenship through acquiring desirable properties or by contributing to the islands’ National Development Fund.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Real Estate

Everything you need to know about acquiring premium real estate in Antigua and Barbuda and linked to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program.

Holding period of real estate

Minimum five years

Minimum real estate investment

USD 200,000

Type of ownership

Sole or shared ownership

Rental income opportunity

2–5% on residential property

Price

Currency

Total Properties 9

Antigua and Barbuda real estate

When one talks about the real estate market in Antigua and Barbuda, one has to think about island living. Antigua and Barbuda offers the opportunity of owning a slice of paradise and the lifestyle that goes with it. While this is what many real estate buyers are searching for, the potential for profit that such investment can offer is also a big part of the decision-making process.

With some of the most sought-after properties in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda presents an attractive environment for investing in real estate. As a result, the nation’s real estate sector has witnessed a considerable increase in interest from foreign buyers in recent years. Antigua and Barbuda’s real estate market offers a unique lifestyle for buyers — one that is all about the experience.


Are there any restrictions on the acquisition of real estate in Antigua and Barbuda by foreign buyers?

Foreign nationals require a non-citizen’s landholding license. However, if the client is applying for citizenship through the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program, the license will not be needed.

 

How can immovable property in Antigua and Barbuda be acquired?

In the case of non-citizens, a landholding license needs to be acquired in order to purchase real estate. The other option is to acquire citizenship through the purchase of real estate in one of the premium real estate developments that Antigua has to offer.


Does the applicant need to open a bank account in order to purchase property, and if so, what is the procedure?

While it is not necessary for overseas investors to have a bank account on the island to purchase a property, it is advisable to open one once they have ownership in order to conduct business related to their property.


What additional expenses will the real estate transaction incur?

The purchaser is liable for the third-party legal transfer or closing fees of 1% of the purchase price. Additionally, they are responsible for the payment of the nation’s standard purchaser’s stamp duty at 2.5%.


What kind of returns can be expected from property investment in Antigua and Barbuda?

Under normal circumstances, the estimated revenue that can be expected is between 2.5 and 3%. (For most of 2020, however, this was not the case due to challenges that arose from the Covid-19 pandemic.)


How is rental income taxed?

The ABST tax, which is for short-term rental income, is at a rate of 15%.

 

What other immovable property-related taxes and charges are imposed in Antigua and Barbuda?

Owners are required to pay property tax to the government as assessed by the Inland Revenue Department.



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