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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.
 
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San Ignacio, Cayo  District, Belize, street, house, flowers – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingMost of the rental properties in Belize are owned individually or by small homeowner's associations. Many properties are rented without contracts or rental agreements.
 
This can be good or bad, depending on how things go. For peace of mind, it might be a good idea to have a reputable Belizean attorney draft a lease agreement for you. (I would NOT recommend using a typical rental agreement that you can buy in an office supply store or get online.)
 
Since laws of this sort can be different from where you live, don't assume you know your rights and responsibilities. Having a rental agreement drafted should not be very expensive, but may help you avoid headaches if there is a disagreement of any kind down the road.
 
If you offer to pay for an attorney to draft a rental agreement and the property owner is not comfortable with it, that should be a red flag. In Belize, just like anywhere else, using your common sense in any situation will usually keep you out of trouble. 

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