Grenada's law is neutral between landlord and tenant
June 09, 2006
Grenada law is neutral between landlord and tenant.
Tenancy agreements are generally guided by contracts so be meticulous in drafting them.
Rents: Can landlord and tenant freely agree rents in Grenada?
Rents can be freely agreed between landlords and tenants. Rental agreements are generally guided by contracts. However, rent increases can be reviewed under the Rent Restriction Act, Chapter 286 of the Revised Laws of Grenada 1990 edition.
There is no maximum limit on rental deposits.
What rights do landlords and tenants have in Grenada, especially as to duration of contract, and eviction?
Lease ownership can be short-term (rent) or long-term (lease), the latter usually being a 99-year contract. Short-term agreements are usually set in simple contracts between owner and tenant. An attorney usually prepares the contract but this is not necessary and usually not registered. Long-term agreements, otherwise known as lease, are similar to sale of property. The tenant of such a lease enjoys all the benefits of an absolute title for the duration of the agreement.
A notice to quit or terminate the rental agreement is required from the landlord before a claim for possession of property.
EVICTION FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT
|Duration until completion of service of process||180|
|Duration of trial||15|
|Duration of enforcement||90|
|Total Days to Evict Tenant||75|
|Courts: The Lex Mundi Project|
How effective is the Grenadian legal system?
Landlord-tenant issues are heard before and decided by the Supreme Court of Grenada and the West Indies Associated States. Enforcement of court rulings takes an average of 75 calendar days.
Landlord and tenant issues are governed by the Landlord and Tenant Act and the Rent Restriction Act of 1990.
Brief History: Recent changes in Grenadian landlord and tenant law
The Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions (Amendment) Act 1933 was replaced by the Rent Restrictions Act as found in Chapter 286 of the Revised Laws of Grenada in 1990. The latter is essentially a copy of the former . The laws of Grenada are based on common law.