Only Indonesian nationals may own freehold land in their own name. It is not legally possible for a foreign individual to own freehold land in their own name (indeed even Indonesian companies may not own freehold land) in Indonesia, non-Indonesian citizens have several tried and trusted means by which they can acquire and control property in Indonesia.
There are however several important considerations to keep in mind when making your decision. Following is a summary of some of the key points related to the legality of land acquisition in Indonesia.
Have a look at the following section of this website for further details about:
- Indonesian laws governing land ownership
- Some recommended legally sound options for property acquisition
- Some of the key considerations to keep in mind when considering purchasing
- An overview of the major costs involved in property acquisition in Indonesia
- A brief introduction to building permit procedures and requirements
- How land zoning in Indonesia can affect your choices
- And a glossary of common terms for land acquisition and related issues
After reviewing these resources, if you still have any questions please feel free to contact us and / or a reputable and qualified legal adviser for further advice about your project's specific needs.