Foreigners can buy land in Bali, but there are a number of rules and regulations that need to be followed. Freehold land can only be purchased by Indonesian residents, but leasehold property can be purchased by foreigners.
There are also rules and regulations that must be followed in certain circumstances, such as renting out the villa as a holiday rental on Airbnb or other platforms. As with any country, taxes and fees may be applicable to rental income generated by the property.
Bali is one of the most scenic destinations in the world, which has resulted in many foreigners looking at land for sale in Bali as an investment. For professional advice on the latest rules for buying and investing in Bali, we can put you in touch with local legal professionals.
The terms of leasing land in Bali are agreed between the land owner and the individual or party interested in leasing the property. A typical lease will last from 25-30 years, however some leases are as short as 20 years, whilst others can be longer than 40 years. The figures refer to the initial lease.
The lease contract will normally permit the leaseholder to extend the lease for a similar period to the initial lease, however the price will reflect the updated market value of the land at the time of the renewal. The ability to extend the lease is beneficial when a new villa has been built on the property.
If a land owner continues to agree to further lease extensions, the land can be leased indefinitely.
There are many areas in Bali that can deliver exceptional returns on investment. Some of the most popular areas in Bali for our clients include:
Areas with popular attractions nearby, such as beach clubs and restaurants, tend to attract high numbers of tourists, which is ideal for holiday rentals. For advice on popular locations to buy land in Bali, get in touch.
Below are some of the most common words and abbreviations you will likely run into if you are looking to buy land in Bali.
If you have any questions or require additional help, please get in touch.
There are a number of factors that can influence the cost of land in Bali. Pricing for leasehold land is normally calculated per “are” (100 sqm) per year, with prices starting from around Rp5.000.000 IDR (~ $350 USD).
Below are some of the main considerations in pricing land in Bali:
As well as the cost of land, it is important to budget for construction, landscaping and furnishings when investing in Bali.
The first step of buying land in Bali is finding the perfect plot for your budget and requirements. Once suitable land is found, the process typically takes around 1 month, as per the following timeframes:
Timeframes can vary for many reasons, but the above timeline is typical for most our clients.
Once land has been purchased, you can then begin with the fun process of architectural design and planning.
Feel free to get in touch and find out how Balitecture can help turn your dream into a reality.