“Shack Up or Shack Out”


According to the Collins Dictionary, “To Shack Up” means” to stay living in the same house as sexual partners, without being married.” This is a very common practice here in the Caribbean, and there are some repercussions for unmarried couples purchasing property together. Note that common law marriage refers to a similar relationship but with other technical intricacies (We’ll look at that in another session).

To be fair, I’m sure happy experiences are abundant in buying property together as an unmarried couple, but in my line of work, I’ve seen my fair share of nightmares.

Watch the video below,  and then share your thoughts.

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Cherita O’dell is the Broker of this agency who brings a wealth of experience to the table, having been the Sales & Marketing Manager and Operations Manager of several 4-star hotels and in addition, the Marketing Manager of 2 luxury condo developments. She knows how to promote property for sale & rent and get them noticed. She is one of the best real estate agents in Barbados and won the The Agent of the Year award in 2019.

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