Under Indonesian Law Non Indonesians are not permitted to hold a freehold title in their name. It is however legal for Non Indonesians to acquire Bali property and enjoy full beneficial rights as a resident in Indonesia with the Hak Pakai (Leasehold).

Foreigners have been purchasing and selling property in Bali and other areas of Indonesia for many years now. We have provided a brief summary of some of the main options available. Although there is no regulation that contracts have to be in Indonesian language, it is recommended having contracts and agreements always drawn up and executed in Bahasa Indonesia (or two languages) to prevent later arguments that the local partner did not fully understand the content.

As the buyer chooses the notary then the notary fees are usually paid for by the buyer and you need to negotiate their fees with them also in advance.