Frequently Asked Questions

This means that the property includes all appliances, furniture and fixtures for example beds, bedside tables, living room furniture including coffee and side tables, dining room furniture (7 pcs), lamps, carpets & rugs; pictures &/or paintings decorating the walls; as well as ornaments, cutlery, crockery and linen.

Most of our apartments and townhouses in Trinidad are fully furnished and equipped. Due to the size of most of our houses, very few are furnished.

The Landlord pays the commission.

A Landlord may provide their own lease, however, Massy Realty has a standard lease which can be reviewed by your attorney.

A normal lease is one year with an option to renew. In some instances a short term lease can be used.

This would depend on whether you are leasing a house or an apartment/townhouse. It is usual that the Tenant obligations include the payment of all utility bills for example electricity, telephone, cable and water (only where metered).

There are many good schools available in Trinidad. In fact, private schooling in Trinidad offers a very high standard of education. There are American, Canadian, British and Trinidadian schools available and willing to meet with new families upon request and by appointment.

There are many well stocked supermarkets as well as a number of speciality shops that sell A grade meat and other imported items that you may not be able to find in the supermarket.

It is important to remember that we are not the average Caribbean tourist destination!  We resemble a metropolitan city!  You must always be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night.Here are some safety precautions:

Avoid walking in lonely areas at night
Keep jewellery to a minimum especially if you are going down town to our City to shop
Do not pick up strangers at the side of the road
Do not get into strange cars
When at home ensure that exterior garden lights are turned on at night
Do not go out to strangers
Have your alarm on
Ensure your home is made secure by the installation of burglar bars
If you love pets, now is your chance to own a dog – we have several orphans on the island

We have office space for rent on our database and encourage you to view a selection of different options ranging from A class office accommodation to stand alone homes that have been converted to offices.

This is more the exception rather than the rule, but please do discuss this option with us by special request.

Pets are usually allowed when renting houses, however, most apartment and townhouse developments do not allow pets.

Yes, Value Added Tax (VAT) of 12.5% is payable on the monthly rent.