Category Archives: Foreign Ownership

Indonesia Real Estate Law – House or Residential Ownership by Foreigner

As Indonesian government action to provide opportunity for foreigner to own residence in Indonesia, the Government has enacted Government Regulation Number 103 of 2015 on House or Residence Ownership by Foreigner Domiciled in Indonesia (“PP No. 103/2015”) and its implementing regulation Minister Regulation of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency Number…
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Real Estate Law – Facilities and Convenience in the Special Economic Area

Background Government issued new regulations namely Government Regulation No. 96 Year 2015 on Facilities and Convenience in the Special Economic Area (“Regulation 96/2015”), which came into force since December 28, 2015. PP 96/2015 is as an implementing regulation specifically on facilities and convenience in the special economic area. Special Economic Area Special Economic Area (“KEK”),…
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The Management of Rainwater on Buildings And Its Land

Background Regulation published by the Minister of Public Works or also renowned as Permen PU No. 11/2014 happens to be the regulation which controls the management of rainwater on buildings and its land. This regulation is the application of the previous laws which are issued in 2002 and about the building. It states that every…
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Regulations Concerning Foreigner’s Land Ownership in Indonesia

According to the principal of local law, only people with true Indonesian citizenship have the right to own a land in Indonesia. Individual foreigner who happened to be domiciled in the country may only allowed to have a private property or a home over a particular mass of land, which is referred as the “Right…
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Requirements of Residences Ownership By Foreigners According to The Agrarian State Minister Regulation/Head of National Land Agency Number 7 of 1996

This Agrarian State Minister Regulation explains about the requirements of residences ownership by foreigners, within the frameworks of the implementation of the Government Regulation Number 41 Of 1996 On Residences Ownership by the Foreigners Who Are Domiciled in Indonesia (the “GR No. 41 of 1996”). The Foreigners on GR No. 41 of 1996 are the foreigners who own and maintain the economic interests in Indonesia by implementing an investment to have a residential in Indonesia.

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Summary of Government Regulation No. 41 of 1996 on Residences Ownership by Foreigners Who Are Domiciled in Indonesia

The purpose of the Government Regulation No. 41 of 1996 (the “GR No. 41”) is to give a legal certainty for foreigners who own property in Indonesia. Foreigners who are domiciled in Indonesia are foreigners who give benefits for national development. The requirements of property ownership by foreigners who are domiciled in Indonesia are as follows: 1. Property which is built on a land: Having a Right to Use (Hak Pakai) over a state land; Having a Right to Use which based on an agreement between the foreigner and the holder of rights over land (for example: Rights to Own or Rights to Build) 2. Strata title units which are built on a land with Right to Use over a state land. The agreement between foreigner and the owner of the land must be made in writing, with a deed made by a land official (Pejabat Pembuat Akta Tanah), registered in the book of land (Buku Tanah) and certificate of Right to Use. According to the Law of Principles of Agraria, the agreement between foreigner and the owner of the land is not a lease agreement or cultivated agreement. The agreement is made with the terms agreed by the parties but shall not exceed 25 (twenty five) years time period. The term of the agreement can be extended with a new agreement which shall not exceed another 25 (twenty five) years time period, provided that the foreigner is still domiciled in Indonesia. If the foreigner is no longer domiciled in Indonesia, in a period of one year, the foreigner must release or transfer their rights over the property to other who is eligible. If the foreigner did not release or transfer it, then the state will take over and sell it through a tender. For property which is built over a land owned according to an agreement with the owner of the land, then the property will belong to the owner of the land. The results from the tender of house and land held by the Government will be returned to the foreigner after deducted by tender fee, stuffs and other fee. Handy Samot

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