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  1. K

    First time Purchase property in Bali - leasehold - pheweeee!

    Hi, thanks for reading my post. i am new to the group as recently discovered the forum whilst trying to seek information regarding purchasing a villa in Bali. Im hoping someone can help me with the mind numbing complexities of purchasing in Bali. Every day I learn something new! To cut a long...
  2. K

    Costs of obtaining an IMB post-construction

    I am trying to assist a friend to sell her newly completed house just north of Ubud as she has moved away from Bali and is not well enough to handle the selling of the property. During the process of trying to sell the property, I discovered that an application for a building permit (IMB-Ijin...
  3. K

    Looking for Denpasar office space

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a dedicated office space (not just a desk, but an actual room) in the Denpasar region (preferably west) in an office building with an office IMB. As cheap as possible. The only one I found so far is in the ibis styles, however they don't have any available...
  4. Markit

    Bamboo is the Future of Easy Ownership in Bali

    When(not if) I build again here in Bali it will look like this: Exploring Bali's enchanting bamboo village - Images I will lease some land for 30 years, include the option and price of the re-lease for a further 30 years and the following 20 in with the contract. Have it notarized, translated...
  5. Markit

    Limited Time IMB (building permit)

    Had a very interesting chat with an estate agent today who had lots of interesting things to say, most of which I won't bore you with but of massive note was her comment that the government are now issuing limited time IMBs. In most cases that she's seen they were for only 5 years and as to the...
  6. spicyayam

    Australian arrested for property fraud

    Translated from Google: Bali Police to arrest an Australian citizen named Erik Bevan Gillett. Erik known as wanted for fraud and embezzlement in Bali. Erik was hauled officer after being a fugitive since December 18, 2014, after the file will be transferred to the prosecutor. "The suspect...
  7. D

    Lost IMB certficate

    During a recent move the file containing our IMB certificate was lost (dumb,yes). My question is,does anyone on this forum know the procedure or have a idea as to where to get to recover the record? The house is in Tabanan regency.
  8. P

    Agent required to assist with BPOM Certification

    Can anyone recommend a reputable Agent who can assist in securing BPOM Certification. It appears that its either too difficult or the Agents I have contacted are simply incompetent.
  9. Markit

    Property Tax

    I'm now being asked to pay the property tax on a building completed in 2010 under one IMB and also on an adjacent property completed in 2013 under a separate IMB. Does anyone have a clue how this should be calculated and/or where I can inform myself about this? Many thanks in advance. Markit
  10. K

    Pondok wisata thread #437

    So, here is the latest in the long line of pondok wisata threads... after 18 months of half heartedly trying to sort this out I am now getting serious. Our situation is that we have a 4 bdr lease in Sanur and are trying to regularise our affairs here to rent out our house when we are not...
  11. no.idea

    Off to the jungle, to see the caveman

    Two days back in a moment of madness I thought I may go visit Markit. I rang him and said "I am coming your way". His American accent is hard to understand but I heard him say something about "a cough" before the phone went dead. Not to be deterred I rang him back and said "I have cheese and I...
  12. davita

    Buying villa without IMB

    we've wanted to move to Sanur for a while so we're always interested in property there. Today we went to see a long-lease Villa with a Realtor. We were impressed as the unfurnished villa was new and had been vacant for 2 years. It was perfect for us and I was very impressed, and eager to make an...
  13. C

    building a house

    Does anyone know what's involved in building a house in Bali. I've secured some land. What approvals etc. Do I need
  14. marklindsay

    Lawyers fees, lease prep and checks, what's fair?

    We ARE using a Notaris, but we do want to have EVERYTHING cross checked. So please, no criticisms and comments re Notarys versus Lawyers etc.. We know there will be a double fee, one based on a percentage the other? I just want an informed indication of what the fee might be. The Notary has...
  15. spicyayam

    Not all nominee stories end in tragedy

    My wife has a friend who is nominee to a foreigner who bought land and built a villa. I believe they spent around 2 billion on the land (beach front), building and IMB, about 4 years ago. I just heard they have now sold it for 9 billion!
  16. davita

    Mortgage in Bali

    I wonder if any expat here in Bali, on a Kitas, has managed to get a bank loan/mortgage to purchase leasehold property. I enquired to HSBC (Jakarta) about a loan/mortgage on 'hak milik' property but it was going to be troublesome as the nominee would need to accept the loan. I didn't enquire...
  17. marklindsay

    How much detail is required in drawings for an IMB?

    Hi How much data , part from a basic site plan , position and general dimensions are required for the lodging of an IMB? Are full architectural/builders plans needed? - showing all specs , all internal layout, building materials, roofing , door types etc etc? I'm hoping to put forward...
  18. R

    IMB Rumah Tinggal versus Pondok Wisata

    Hi - I am new to this forum, but have lived in Karangasem district for nearly 10 years. I had lived in a rented home for 7 years, then decided to build a home in Kubu 3 years ago. We (wife and I, both expats retired) live in our home 6-7 months per year. We don't ever rent our home, nor do we...
  19. marklindsay

    Legal costs/lawyers charges for lease/purchase transfer between expats

    Can anyone suggest a rule of thumb rate theatre one can expect to be charged for legal work associated with a lease transfer/sale? Basically , a currently expat leased , Balinese owned property . Items to be checked, current IMB ,eligibility for pondok wisata, land ownership, in fact all the...
  20. S


    I heard a news is the government don't issue the licensee for villa renting anymore, is that true?