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Foreign home ownership may increase to 99 years

Foreign home ownership may increase to 99 years More and more foreigners want to buy a house or an apartments in Vietnam. Most are in Hanoi city, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city. Recent draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units contains provision for extending leaseholds for foreigners from 50 years to 99 years. If […]


Foreign home ownership may increase to 99 years

More and more foreigners want to buy a house or an apartments in Vietnam. Most are in Hanoi city, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city.

Recent draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units contains provision for extending leaseholds for foreigners from 50 years to 99 years. If the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units is approved, the leasehold for home ownership for foreigners in Vietnam will be extended from 50 years to 99 years.

In filed of land policy, after the law adjustment, the leasehold wil be extended to 99 years for foreigners. They wil be allowed to mortgage assets in association with land use rights at foreign credit institutions.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment was asked to update information on special zones and problems identified by strategic investors.
Currently, Vietnam has 18 special economic zones with 325 industrial zones. As of the end of 2016, Government agreed to establish 3 more, including Van Don in Quang Ninh, North Van Phong in Khanh Hoa and Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang.

In 2015, Vietnam opened up its housing market to outsiders with a regulation stating that foreign investment funds, foreigners with valid visas and international firms operating in Vietnam and overseas could buy unlimited residential properties within 50 years. This new draft Law is good news for foreigners who want to work or invest in Vietnam.

Statics of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, over 80,000 foreigners live and work in Vietnam and there are more than 4 million overseas Vietnamese.




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