Land Ownership 0% open

The Bahamas

What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer that displays boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on registered parcels of land. The Index focuses on assessing open land tenure data (describing the rules and processes of land property). Responsible use may enable tenure security and increase the transparency of land transactions. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, check out Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview.

  • Parcel boundaries (inc. latitude and longitude)
  • Parcel ID
  • Property value (i.e. Price Paid, Property Tax Value)
  • Tenure Type (ie. leasehold, freehold, protected lands, public lands, customary lands)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Registrar General’s Department It is assumed that the Registrar General Department collects this data as it is required to present Deeds and Titles to this agency
Controlled access No
characteristics
Unable to find a reputable online source for data regarding Land Ownership for the Bahamas. An exert from Real Estate Laws in the Bahamas by Dr. Peter D. Maynard stated: "The title searches are conducted at the Registry of Records. As a system of registered land has not yet been introduced, such searches are a tedious necessity in an archaic system. In addition, a search is done of the cause list and files of the Supreme Court Registry. " http://www.maynardlaw.com/documents/real_estate_law_in_the_bahamas.htm

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Wed Jan 18 2017 04:31:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)