Buying building/Hardware materials in
Jamaica can be something very interesting.
Why? you have several hardware that
will be found your area and all has different prices
for the same product. Like for example?
1 Ton of steel will cost $100,000, you go to the next its $90,000 Ja
or $88,000 at another. The best choice would be the cheaper hardware.
That's good; however you have to do
price hunting to get the lower cost and you have be going up
and down to different hardware to find
the best price. Another factor that will affect your choice
is the distance of the Hardware away
from you. If you don't have a transportation you most
Likely will go to the Hardware that is
closer you and of such you will pay more. My advice to anyone is to
go far to the wholesaler of the goods and they will give you the
items at a cheaper cost than the hardware will give you. However, you
will need connections with that company. Sorry to say that’s how
Jamaica works. I really, would not want to go down that road of the unbalance society we have.
When buying material it's best to buy
once not twice; Why? the next time you go to the Hardware
you will pay a Higher cost and this is
not smart at all. Another way to save some money in your pocket; is
to Shop when their is a clearance sale or in December period when
Hardware’s wants to clear inventory. Also, do remember that when
you find a good supplier of materials don't switch, Because they can
provide you with discounts that others will not give you because your
a loyal customer.
Who provide the cheaper Materials?
Well, I could give some. However, with the information I have provide
you, it will allow you to find one in one call.
What if I can not buy in a large
volume? Well, take the Jamaican advice "One one cocoa full
basket". What's this.. well you can go to your local hardware
and make an agreement to pay-down on your materials just like hire
purchase. This helps when you don't have allot of cash or you can
even Join a partner in your community or even make up a family
partner, it helps allot.
So what's your views on my advice?
How to register
your land for a title in Jamaica?
It is very
difficult to register land title in Jamaica. Much or less to even get
land to purchase.
There is too
much process to get a land fully documented in your name and also
there is problem of
that has title to purchase. This is a challenge that is faced by
middle class workers
Who need land to
buy to start a home. Lets not debate this issue, However I have done
some research on the land title registration. You can also call the
land Agency in your parish or region.
registering a land title in Jamaica you first would need to
contact a land
lawyer or a lawyer who is verse in land dealings and you will need
the assistance of a land surveyor. Below is some information that
will help you in your process.
step taken would be to fill out a form at the Land agency : The
Registration of Titles Act and sign by the applicant.
2. A written
statement confirmed by oath by the applicant to prove possession.
3. A written
statement/oath to prove ownership from two persons who have known the
land for at
years and in cases where the applicant has no documentary proof of
for himself and predecessors in title for 40 years.
4. The current
certificate of payment of Property Tax.(Tax receipts)
pre-checked diagram - The diagram is done by a surveyor(Registered
6. Proof of
Ownership eg. 6. Receipt, Conveyance, Probate, Certificate of
Compliance under the Facilities for Titles Act.
otherwise by Plan must provide a description of the land so to show
identification of location of the parcel of land by of a land mark
and this must state the names of which the property is known. The
description must state the distances along each boundary and the
compass direction of each boundary line, the names of the abutting
properties, the names of adjoining owners, and where the abutting
land is registered land, the title reference for the property. The
land surveyor report or diagram will provide all these details for
For more information contact : http://www.nla.gov.jm/The information
was source from: The National Land Agency - http://www.nla.gov.jm/