The only case in which a foreigner in Indonesia has as a slim chance of bank financing is if they have a KITAP, have resided in Indonesia for 5 years, and have verifiable financial history in Indonesia. Bank financing for land or construction loans in Indonesia by Indonesian banks is essentially unavailable for foreigners. The island’s beauty, its slow-paced but still eventful lifestyle, and great investment potential make properties in Bali, Indonesia an attractive and promising investment. However, only contracts written in Indonesia stand up in the Indonesian court of law. However, housing is more affordable in remote areas and in the north. Buying beachfront villa Bali properties is naturally one of the greatest investment in prime tropical areas estate. One of the most popular areas among tourists is Kuta, which mainly offers apartments and villas. The island offers both minimalist new developments and traditional buildings with unique architecture. Though leasing and Apartment Canggu Bali give you full rights within the period of the lease, it is better to have written, explicit, and unlimited permission from the land owner for you to build as you please and rent out the land or buildings on it as you please.  This data h​as be​en c​re at​ed  by G SA C​on tent Gen᠎er​ator D em over si​on᠎.

Note that Hak Pakai is only allowed for personal residences, and foreigners are limited to one Hak Pakai property. This is largely due to the limited availability of such properties. Each of the perfectly build properties reflect distinct signature experience and style which can be exploited for sale value. HGB is the mechanism by which PT PMAs acquire freehold properties. Hak Malik, also referred to as “Freehold” is the normal ownership mechanism by which Indonesians own their land indefinitely. Foreigners may only purchase freehold land via Hak Pakai (persons) and Hak Guna Bangunan (companies). For Hak Guna Bangunan (purchasing land contracts under PT PMAs) or Hak Pakai (land title as a foreigner) contacted my trusted advisors at Smart Advisory Solutions in Bali, and ask for Mike (best account manager there. For Indonesian companies owned by foreigners (PT PMAs) purchasing land, Hak Guna Bangunan (HGB) is the right choice. When considering investing in Bali apartments, choosing the right location is essential. Another attractive location is Badung in the northern part. They’d been together for a few years and they decided it would be more worth the invested money (his life savings) to purchase the land in her name, to get freehold ownership and rights, than the short periods of leasehold which would apply to him as a foreigner.

The poor guy was left without his life savings and no recourse because no Indonesian court would recognize land agreements created via the nominee method – as he did. For transferring money from internationally into Indonesia, wire transfers will be the cheapest, fastest, and convenient method as the maximum limit for a wire transfer is far higher than other options. If you do transfer money in via a wire transfer and it is more than $10,000, contact your bank about special exchange rate pricing before your transaction which might earn you a 3% to 5% better exchange rate. Local bank accounts will allow you to perform low fee, instant mobile transactions up to 250,000,000 million IDR per day or higher with approval. The foreigner and new (local) owner then create an unofficial side agreement that the foreigner can use the land indefinitely, circumventing the government’s attempts to limit foreign ownership to 75 years. Canggu has also become in demand among expats over the past few years. The PMA maintains full rights to use, build on, lease out, and sell the land for a period of 30 years plus options for a 20 year extension arranged through the Indonesian National Land office and requiring a negligible payment for the extension years.

Avoid this awkward discussion by having your lawyers draft a land lease extension contract (in English and Indonesian) dictating the price that you can purchase an extension for and the date until which that agreement is effective. If English copies, to be signed and for you to keep are not presented then do not sign anything. The English contracts are for your reference, the Indonesian contracts are for the worst case scenario. Hak Sewa lease contracts are filed only with the notary and are not filed with the Indonesian National Land Office. Because Hak Sewa contracts are handled on a local level and can be subject to more “irregularities”, proper contract drafting and review, due diligence and proper land research in the regional government is imperative to avoid surprises later down the road. In recent years, interest in the local development market, especially among overseas investors, has remained consistently high.