Introduction

 

St Kitts Rentals and Property Management Services is the natural evolution from B Kassab & Associates, the Real Estate Company which was founded in 1996 by Brian Kassab. Brian has successfully grown the business to be the largest real estate office on the island, employing a number of experienced, full-time staff to assist in meeting all your real estate needs in and around St. Kitts & Nevis. 

Combining our extensive international marketing knowledge & experience, global market exposure via our newly designed website and our invaluable years of firsthand knowledge of the best of St. Kitts & Nevis real estate, we have earned an irrefutable reputation as the foremost office of real estate professionals in St. Kitts & Nevis. 

Listing your property for rent with St Kitts Rental and Property Management Services is putting your prized and valuable asset into the hands of a group of property management professionals that will leave no doubt that your best interests are being served first, last and always.  Using our rental website as well as our extensive relationships and contacts accumulated over years in the industry, assures that your property will be exposed to and seen by the correclty targeted people looking specifically for what your property offers.

Our property management services provide you as the owner peace of mind that you most valuable asset is being looked after.  Our offices, through a dedicted Property Manager and our team provide vacant property inspections, maintenance and repairs supervision, utility and bill payment services.  A monthly statement is provided allowing you regular updates on expenses and deposit to an account of your chosing provides you with access to your surplus rental funds.  Should you wish to rent your property,  St Kitts Rentals and Property Management Services through our experienced agents can advertise and market your property, secure suitable tenants and be in receipt of monthly rental deposits, tenant maintenance requests and general tenant management ensuring that your property is looked after and concerns are addressed in a timely manner.





Listings

Houses

50

Villas

32

Condominiums

22

Apartments

15

Commercial

4

Other

0

Vacation Rentals

18

Long Term Rentals

105

Our Featured Services

 

We at St Kitts Rentals and Property Management Services offer a comprehensive one stop service combining management, maintenance and rental service under one umbrella.  Located conveniently in the heart of downtown Basseterre, our office comprises a designated team of property managers, maintenance administrator, accounts administrator and an office administrative assistant to ensure that no matter what your needs are, you are always in good hands.

For the property owner, through our professional team, we offer full property management services including, at a minimum, once per month inspection when your property is vacant, co-ordination with a large group of maintenance professionals to address routine maintenance issues, bill payment service and the provision of a monthly financial reconciliation account so that you are kept up to date and aware of any issues, or potential issues, with your property and the expenses incurred and paid on your behalf.

Where your property is available for long term rental, we will advertise and market the property across a variety of mediums including social media, viewings of the property to potential tenants and secure a lease with a security deposit.  Where St Kitts Rentals and Property Management Services also manage the property, we continue the relationship with the tenant to include move in and initial inspections and settling into the property and ongoing professional management with regard to rental receipt, routine maintenance co-ordination and financial reconciliation of your property with income (rent) and expenses paid on a specific month to month basis. 

For properties used for short term or vacation rental, we will advertise and market the property across a variety of mediums including social media, co-ordinate with the potential guest and yourself to secure a rental agreement and payment of a refundable deposit as applicable for the rental dates.  Where St Kitts Rentals and Property Management Services also manages the property, we will continue the relationship with the guest including providing essential information prior to arrival on island ie directions to the property, provide ongoing managment and routine maintenance co-ordination and a financial reconiliation for your records showing income (rent) and expenses on a monthly basis emailed to you in a timely manner.

About Us

St. Kitts Rentals & Property Management-About Us

St. Kitts Rentals & Property Management is a long-established business, and has, since 1996, offered a services second to none in Basseterre, St. Kitts, successfully managing and renting a carefully selected portfolio of luxury residential and commercial properties.
Testimonials

"The high regard I have for Kassab and Associates Realty, is the sales force, namely a Kym Taylor who handled the selling of my property. Her attention to the myriad of details, her punctuality on meetings, her professionalism and personality was most refreshing. Needless to say, a sale within 2 weeks of putting the condo on the market, was phenomenal thanks to Kym."
Mrs Y. Henderson, St Kitts, moving to Mexico

"We listed our property for sale with Brian Kassab & Associates, and this was undoubtedly the right decision . We have met people competent, reliable and truly professional in all aspect of the business. We would like to mention especially Kym Taylor for her punctuality, kindness and her special gift for human contact. After only 4 weeks she was able to find us the right buyer. She was of good advice in estimating our property and was also very helpful in preparing all the paper work necessary to finalize the sale. Thank you Kym for being such an efficient sales agent and also a nice person."
Annie and Claude Dewelle, Belgium

"The people at Brian Kassab & Associates have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Melissa is both professional and thoughtful in her approach to and dealings with customers."
Winston, Texas, USA

General Information About St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Location (Proximity) - 20 Minute flight Northwest of Antigua, 20 minute flight South of St. Maarten, 3 hours from Miami,  4 hours from New York.

Area - 68 sq. miles

Population -50,0000

Capital - Basseterre

Language - English but with a distinct accent and West Indian idioms.

Currency - Eastern Caribbean Dollar and US dollar ---> $1 US = $2.70 EC

Topography - Volcanic in origin

Highest Peak - Mt Liamigua, 3792 feet

Time - As there is no Daylight Savings Time here, we are on Atlantic Standard Time in the winter and Eastern Standard Time in the summer.

Dress Code - Casual everywhere but not beach attire. Must wear a shirt/wrap in town. You will be more comfortable in some of the fine dining restaurants a little more elegantly dressed but formal attire is not required anywhere that I know of.

Taxes - Hotels, restaurants and other service industries charge a 10% Government tax, 2% Island Enhancement Tax and 10% Service Charge. No sales taxes at stores and shops.

Tipping - Most hotels and restaurants automatically add in a 10% service charge. You may give additional tips if service warrants it.

ATMs - All four banks in St. Kitts have ATMs in Basseterre. The St Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank has a number of others at various places around the island. CIBC/First Caribbean has an ATM dispensing cash only in the lobby of the Sugar Bay Club in Frigate Bay. All the banks in downtown Basseterre are located around or on the Circus. The Republic Bank (formerly the Bank of Nova Scotia) also has a location in Birdrock. The ATM for Republic Bank inside the Basseterre branch (bank opening times will apply) and the Marriott Casino ATM give US currency but only works with Visa, M/C and debit cards on Cirrus network. Most ATMs will give funds in EC dollars.

Credit Cards - Most hotels, restaurants and businesses take all major credit cards. American Express is not accepted widely. Do not assume you can pay by credit card.

Entry Requirements - Visitors will require a passport. It is also very important to have an exit ticket to somewhere, most preferably your country of origin, regardless of the length of your stay.

Water - Local water is very drinkable and bottled water is readily available everywhere. As all of the water is sourced from the rainfall, please keep conservation in mind.

Electricity - Power is 220V but all large hotels have 110V US style plugs. If you have a 220 to 110 adapter, it would not hurt to throw it in your bag, just in case.

Telephones - It's no problem calling anywhere in the world directly, however, the costs are somewhat staggering compared to North American charges. Most 800 numbers in North America won't work without a charge on this end. Most cell phones should work with a partner service provider but you may incur roaming charges being substantial so check with your at home service provider. Alternatively you can purchase a local SIM on a package including data from the providers who have offices in Basseterre.

Television - Most hotels have cable and you can have access to many of the premium channels like CNN, kids stations, movie stations, US network stations, etc.

Driving - Rental vehicles are readily available (cars, vans, 4x4s, scooters). Driving is on the left hand side. You will be required to purchase a temporary license for about $25US. Drive slowly and always be ready to stop short as many drivers will stop with no warning to chat with someone on the sidewalk or to let out a passenger. Also be aware of the ditches built across the road in the country as they can be devastating if you do not slow down first.

Gasoline - Stations are located in Birdrock, just out of town by the hospital and a little further out the same way towards Ross University there is a 24 hour station. There is also a station just past Brimstone Hill Fortress and one in Cayon.

Taxis & Buses - Taxis are omnipresent in the Circus and at most of the hotels. The taxis all have a yellow license plate with a 'T' or a 'TA' in the front of the number. The buses that run around the island all day are passenger vans and they have an 'H' or 'HA' on the green license plate. They have designated routes (pretty much the main road around the island) but not to Frigate Bay and the SE peninsula, and the rates are fixed by the Government.

Bank Hours - Daily Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm, except Friday when they are open till 4:00pm

Medical Facilities - The main hospital, JN France, is in Basseterre, and a smaller one is located in Sandy Point.  Numerous health centers are located around the island. Recompression chambers are available by air ambulance in nearby Saba. There are numerous drug stores with full pharmaceutical services in town.

Emergency Numbers - Emergency calls are 911 service here. Police - 465-2241, Hospital - 465-2551, Fire - 465-2515

How to get to St. Kitts - St. Kitts, Antigua or St. Martin are convenient entry points, from the USA.  Direct flights both in and out of season (November - April) operate from constantly updated cities including Dallas, Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta and New York to name a few.  From Canada, direct flights from Toronto via Air Canada operate in season.  From the UK, British Airways provide a 2 x weekly service from Gatwick on Wednesday and Saturdays.

Immigration - A 6 month valid passport is required for all non-nationals. Most EC countries, as well as the USA do not require visas. Departure tax of US $20 or EC $53 is included in your ticket price.



Real Estate-Related Information

All beaches are public and have at least one established access.

There is a good Government water supply below the 800' contour. Water costs approximately EC $10 (US $3.70) per 1,000 gallons.

Electrical charges for an average family in a 3 bedroom property heating water with electricity is roughly EC $800 (US $300) per month.

Cable TV (42 channels) costs EC $125 (US $40) per month.

Grounds maintenance for 0.5 acre costs approximately EC $320 (US $120) per month.

Property management costs start from EC $405 (US $150) per month.

A 3 bedroom property with pool (not on the beach) rents short-term for US $2500 to US $3000 per week in high season, US $1500 - US $2000 per week in low season. Rental commissions vary from 15% to as high as 25%. Long-term rental (3 months plus) from US $1800 to US $3500 per month and normally attract a 10% commission.. All goods and services including realtor commission attract 17% VAT (value added tax)

Maid services start at EC $20 (US $7) per hour.

Property insurance (fire, hurricane, earthquake) costs 1% of the sum insured.

There is no personal Income Tax or Inheritance Tax at this time. House Tax is calculated as a percentage of the property's value and as a guide range from US $800 to US $3,000 per annum.

The EC dollar is tied to the US dollar at a fixed rate of $2.70EC to $1.00US. 

St. Kitts & Nevis have an excellent reputation as an offshore financial center with up-to-date legislation covering the formation of IBC's and asset protection trusts.


Additional General Information About St. Kitts and Nevis 

Geographical Location
Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis form an island federation located in the northern part of the Lesser Antilles chain of islands in the Eastern Caribbean. St. Kitts, with an area of 68 square miles (168 square kilometres) has a population of about 34000. It is located at 17°15′ North latitude and 62°45′ West longitude. This places St. Kitts approximately 1300 miles from Miami (3 hr. flight), 2000 miles from New York (4 hr. flight), and 4000 miles from London (8 hr. flight). Nevis, with an area of 36 square miles (93 square kilometres) has a population of about 9500. The two islands are separated by a channel which is two miles wide. St. Kitts and Nevis are four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -4). Average air temperature is 79°F (26°C) and humidity 71.5% with extremes in temperature and humidity tempered by breezes from the north-east trade winds. The average sea water temperature is 80°F (27°C). Average annual rainfall is 55 inches (1397 mm). 

Government
St. Kitts and Nevis is a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is head of State and is represented on the islands by a Governor-General. Basseterre is the capital of St. Kitts and at the same time, the administrative capital of the Federation. The capital of Nevis is Charlestown. 

Legal System
The legal system is based upon English Common Law served by a High Court of Justice, a Court of Appeal, and Her Majesty's Privy Council in London. St. Kitts & Nevis have agreed to be included in the Caribbean Court of Appeals Circuit. 

Language
The spoken and official language of St. Kitts & Nevis is English. Interpreters are available for other major international languages. The education system has been rated very highly by the World Bank in its report on the Access, Quality and Efficiency in Caribbean Education. With 98%, St. Kitts & Nevis has the highest level of literacy in the region and its CXC and GCE results are among the highest in the English speaking Caribbean. 

Communication
The Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on St. Kitts (IATA: SKB, ICAO: TKPK) has a runway of 8000 feet and is equipped to handle large passenger jets. Vance Amory International Airport on Nevis can accommodate smaller aircraft. Direct flights are available from US, UK and Canadian cities and frequency changes with season.  Port Zante in St Kitts can host ships and an additional pier is being built to accommodate additional ships.  Port Zante also has a 61-berth marina for pleasure crafts and private yachts. The deep water port in St. Kitts has modern facilities which include roll-on and roll-off docks and easily accommodates large freight carriers. St. Kitts & Nevis has a state-of-the-art telecommunication system operated by Cable & Wireless and Digicel. Their modern network permits smooth and prompt telephone, telex, facsimile and Internet connections throughout the world. Cable & Wireless operates an online Telephone Directory and Yellow Pages web site. St. Kitts & Nevis enjoys a 59-channel cable TV service, which provides 24 hours daily entertainment, sport and news programs from North America and England via satellite. On average, airmail letters from North America take 10 to 12 days and 7 to 10 days from Europe. Major international courier services are represented by Brinks, D.H.L., Federal Express, United Parcel Services, and Worldwide Express. 

Political Stability
St. Kitts & Nevis has a history of political stability based on the Westminster model of government and continuity of national policy. Since St. Kitts & Nevis attained independence from Britain in 1983, it has consistently been adjudged to be among the world's freest nations by Freedom House, an independent and highly respected research organisation in the United States of America. 

Economy
Sugar, which used to be the backbone of the economy, has recently been dropped completely. In its place, the Government has begun aggressively promoting tourism, light manufacturing and international financial activities. 

Banking
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, The Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank, and The Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange have their headquarters in St. Kitts. Three international banks are represented in St. Kitts (Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC/First Caribbean International Bank, and the Royal Bank of Canada) and two in Nevis (Bank of Nova Scotia and CIBC/First Caribbean International Bank). Banks maintain deposits in XCD, USD and can provide currency in a number for a number of other countries including CND and EURO. 

Professional Services
The legal profession is represented in St. Kitts & Nevis by Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court. They alone have the right to practice before the Courts of St. Kitts & Nevis, and alone may give advice on local law within the Federation. PriceWaterhouseCoopers, one of the five major international auditing firms, is represented in St. Kitts. 

Confidentiality
The Confidential Relationships Act of 1985 prohibits the disclosure of any information obtained in the course of business; and applies to banks and professionals as well as to Government officials. 

Business Licences
Certain businesses need licences and applicants should seek advice locally on each occasion. 

Investment Guarantee
The Federation and the United States of America have entered into an Investment Guarantee Agreement. 

 


St. Kitts Rentals & Property Management

#3 Princes Street, Basseterre SKN,
P.O. Box 1588, St. Kitts, W.I.


Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm EST

Tel:+1 (869) 466 7368 (RENT)

Fax:+1 (869) 466 6340








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