We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Governor’s Cay tennis court. The court has been added to the reservation system and is therefore no longer available for unscheduled use. If lighting is required, please contact Security Services at least 20 minutes beforehand and they will set the timer.
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We are in receipt of a number of payments that we have been unable to identify and are held pending verification. Please review the dates and amounts of the transactions below and log in to check if any are missing from your account. If so, please contact us with confirmation of the payment transmission so that we may credit the balance to your account. Please note that there may be a difference between the transmission amount and the amount shown below due to bank charges (normally associated with international transfers):
The Holiday season is here again and it is during this time of year that criminal activity tends to increase. However we wish to assure you that we will continue to do our part to ensure the safety of residents and their property. There are a number of safety precautions the Security Department would like everyone to bear in mind during this season.
- Call Security Services on 327-6943 to report anything that appears suspicious.
- Monitor children and always be aware of their activities. Our Security personnel have had cause to deal with resident children damaging Association property, their time could be better utilized.
- Be aware of your surroundings. When traveling home at night, be vigilant to ensure that you are not being followed. If you suspect that you are being followed, please stop at the security gate. This is particularly important for residents who may normally utilize the automatic entry system – do not use it under these circumstances.
- Drivers of vehicles with dark tinted glass should open their windows when stopping at the Security gate so that personnel can check that the occupants are not under duress. When there are guests following you home, please give Security Services their names. Also, inform your guest to stop at the Security gate and not to enter directly after you.
- Provide Security Services with guest lists for any upcoming functions in order to prevent delays or inconveniencing them.
- Notify Security Services if your property is going to be vacant over the holidays, you may send instructions at our Going away service.
In conclusion, please be reminded that workers’ identification badges and vehicle decals expire at the end of December.
Business hours during the Holiday season:
Dec 24th – 8am – noon
Dec 25th – 26th – closed
Dec 29th & 30th – 8am – 4pm
Dec 31st – 8am – noon
Jan 1st – closed
Business resumes as normal on January 2nd, 2015. In the event of emergencies outside of business hours, please contact 327-6943.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year.
2015 car decals will be available for collection after December 15, 2014 from Security Services.
Under the policy for watercraft moored in Sandyport, all existing permits will expire at midnight on December 31, 2014. Please complete the application form and submit to Security Services together with current documentation.
Security Services are at the main entrance. Full details and the application form are available here.
All workers (including housekeepers, gardeners, handymen etc.) are required to obtain a pass and enter the property via the service entrance. Occasional workers may obtain a day pass at the entrance subject to paying a $1 deposit (refunded on exit) and clearing security in the usual manner.
Contractors and regular workers, including those that are employed by contractors, are required to purchase an annual pass at a cost of $10 per annum (or $1 per month or part thereof if purchased during the year).
To qualify for a pass the applicant should obtain authorization from the property owner. In the event that the applicant is employed by a third party authorized by the owner, such as a contractor, that third party should make the application on behalf of its’ personnel.
Applicants must demonstrate they have the right to work in The Bahamas by producing a passport and, in the case of non-Bahamians, a valid permit with no work restrictions.
The annual passes expire on December 31 at midnight. Call 327 6943 for further information.
The Board has agreed to extend the carport usage program (see original post here) until December 31, 2015 subject to payment of a fee of $150 (plus VAT after January 1, 2015) per carport. The spaces shall be allocated on a first paid, first served basis with preference being given to those that took advantage of the program in the previous year.
The spaces are numbered in accordance with the sequence below starting from the West and heading East. Unauthorized vehicles parked in any of these locations after December 31, 2014 shall be subject to removal and storage charges.
To start the application process, please complete the form below and the office will contact you to finalise arrangements.
Please be advised that we will be carrying out a chemical application around the common areas of the development commencing Wednesday November 26, 2014.
For safety reasons, signs will be placed in the areas being treated and we would ask that parents and pet owners pay particular attention to the affected areas.
Pursuant to the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Finance, Sandyport Homeowners Association is duly registered under the provisions of the Value Added Tax Act 2014 and effective January 1, 2015 all charges made by the Association shall be subject to VAT. A notice published on the Ministry of Finance website sets out the position concerning VAT as it relates to Homeowners’ Association fees as follows:
Amid increasing enquiries the Ministry of Finance explained today that maintenance fees for condominium and homeowners’ associations will be subject to VAT if the annual billings exceed the mandatory registration threshold of $100,000. For some associations this threshold may not be reached until property insurance services become VATable in July 2015. In such cases, mandatory registration would be put off for 6 months. The Ministry however encourages associations in this second category to register initially on a voluntary basis so that transparent billing practices can be followed from the outset.
An important advantage of registration is that condominium and home owners association would be able to issue VAT invoices to VAT registrants who use such properties as vacation rentals.
While homeowner associations operate on a non-profit basis, their services are of a cost recovery nature, just like common area maintenance charges on commercial rentals and leases. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance explained that “because of this, many associations will see little difference between the adjustment in maintenance fees billed and the change in VAT inclusive expenses charged to them by service providers. In these cases, the collection of VAT from homeowners, will match very closely the input credits that associations would be able to claim. There is no upside revenue potential for the Government.”
Associations could find however, that there is net revenue that must be paid to the government, if they directly employ a significant number of staff to provide homeowner services.
Unlike for profit operations, a business licence fee will not be imposed on homeowner associations. However, residential real estate held as an asset for investment/commercial purposes may be subject to business licence fees and VAT when used as vacation rentals.
The Ministry advises that the online system for VAT registration began on October 13. Applications for mandatory registration must be filed by November 30, 2014.
Click here to view the unaudited financial statements for the 9 months to September 30, 2014.