You do not need an attorney if you are going to rent a house or apartment in Belize. The agency that is representing the landlord will provide you a contract. If you are working with a real estate agent, then they can represent you as well.
Contracts here in Belize are pretty straightforward and simple. The language used in the contract does not get complicated and they try not to complicate things. One advantage that Belize has over other Central American countries is that the contracts here are in English. Also, they tend not to overdo it with liabilities and lawsuits. We’ve shown people our contracts and they say, “Wow this is pretty simple and pretty easy to understand.” Contracts here in Belize are not like the contracts in the US where there are so many restrictions, covenants, and dos and don’ts that it is hard to remember what you can and cannot do.