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How do you acquire a house lot?

The Central Housing & Planning Authority over the past fifteen years has allocated over 79,735 house lots. The criteria for allocation of a house lot are:

  1. Applicant must not be a property owner,
  2. Applicant must attain the age of 21 yrs and is resident of Guyana for at least six months.
  3. An applicant can either be single, married or in a common law relationship.

Applicants are required to do the following to apply for house lots:

Purchase an application form from the:

  • Central Housing and Planning Authority
  • The Regional Housing Offices or
  • The Regional Democratic Council in the Regions of 7 & 10

The cost for an application form is a nominal fee of $200 dollars.

Applications are to be completed and submitted to the Head Office or the Regional Housing Officers along with the relevant documentation to conduct an interview.

Applications in Regions 2, 7 & 9 are to be completed and submitted to the Head Office or the Regional Democratic Council. The Department will acknowledge receipt of these applications by sending ‘Acknowledgement Letters’ to the applicants.

If an applicant has not received an Acknowledgement Letter, the applicant should make contact with the Interviewing Section for a copy of this letter.

Interview for House Lots:

Once an application has been submitted (Regions 2, 7 & 9), applicants will be invited to attend an interview to assess whether they would qualify for a low, very low or middle income house lot.
For Regions 3,4,5,6 & 10, applicants are interviewed once they submit their application forms and relevant documentation.
Applicants are required to produce these documents at the time of the interview:

  1. The acknowledgement letter
  2. The notice for the interview

NB: The above mentioned letters are applicable for applicants in Regions 2, 7 & 9. However, for those persons who would have applied prior to April 2009 in other regions are required to produce those letters.

  1. Children’s birth certificates
  2. Job letters/Pay slip/Affidavit of Income
  3. Rent receipts
  4. Marriage certificate, Deed Polls are also required, if applicable.
  5. Identification cards/Passports

Applicants are required to attend the interview at the date specified in the invitation letter. (Regions 2, 7&9)

Applicants within Regions 3,4,5,6 & 10 will be issued with a letter after being interviewed.

Failure to attend within one monthof the date of interviews will result in the applicant having to wait for the next batch of interviews, where the applicant can provide substantial evidence to support their claim for not attending the interview, the applicant will be accommodated.

Allocation of House Lots:

Applicants who have satisfied the requirements will be issued with an Allocation Offer letter and will subsequently be invited to select a lot number by way of a lottery – a transparent system.

This transaction is conducted only on Mondays and Fridays. Thereafter the allottee is then issued with an allocation letter which gives the details of the allocation.

After selecting a lot number by way of lottery the Surveyor will set an appointment date with the allottee for the identification of the said house lot.

Allottees are required to make the initial payment for the land that is, 1/2of the total cost, within two months of the date of the allocation offer letter. The balance must be paid along with the fee for the processing of Titles / Transport within 6 months of the date of the allocation/lottery.

Failure to complete payment within the prescribed time frame will result in the lot being repossessed and / or a review of the allocation.
This process takes a period of 3 months to one year depending on the availability of house lots in the schemes requested.

Applicants who did not qualify for a house lot will be sent a rejection letter.

Price for house lots:

Very Low Income $59,400 (In Special Cases)
Low Income $92,000
Moderate Income $300,000
Middle Income lots $500,000 to $1.2M

Agreement of Sale:

Alllottees are advised that after paying the initial down payment they MUST enter into an Agreement of Sale subject to certain conditions, with the Central Housing and Planning Authority, acting on behalf of the Government of Guyana. Revenue stamps equivalent to the cost of the lot ($1 for every $1,000, are required for signing of the Agreement of Sale.

The Agreement of Sale will be issued in approximately two weeks after signing the said document.

Processing of Transport/Certificate of Title:

Allottees are required to sign legal documents to commence processing of their  transports/titles, after completing payments for the lot and the processing fee for transport.

Allottees are required to produce the following documents in order to commence the conveyance for the transport/title:

  • Allocation Letter/Agreement of Sale
  • Identification Card/Passport
  • Receipts of Payments

A Title or Transport is in process when the allottee signs the documents and the receipt of payment is stamped “Transport is in process.”

Transports/Titles will be available for distribution to the allottee (s) within four to six months after signing and processing of legal documents.

A letter will be sent to the allottee (s) to uplift the transport/title.

Construction of a Building:

Allottees are expected to start/finish construction within six months after the date of final payment. Failure to construct within the prescribed time frame, will result in the lot being repossessed and / or a review of the allocation.

The Land Allocation Department offers services to the public on these days.

Payments for house lots can be made on,

8:30AM - 11:30AM and 1:30PM - 3:30PM

8:30AM - 11:30AM and 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Queries & Interviews / Housing Issues and signing of Agreements of Sale:

Monday & Wednesdays
8:30AM - 11:30AM and 1:30PM - 3:30PM

8:30AM - 11:30AM and 1:30PM - 2:30PM


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