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Malaysia Property Guides

Want to Terminate Your Tenancy Agreement Early?

Any good tenancy agreement should include clauses around terminating a tenancy agreement early. Normally this comes with specific conditions that should be met, or penalties for early termination.Here are some common terms and conditions to look out for: 点击这里查看 : 中文版本 1) Notice PeriodA good tenancy agreement should define a notice period to end the tenancy,...

7 Tips for Tenants Before Moving In

When you’re checking out a potential new residence, you always have a million questions running through your head, and sometimes it’s easy to forget a few important ones. Here are seven safety questions to ask your landlord before you move in: 1) Are all the appliances working properly? Before a tenant moves in, you must make sure all utilities are working. You should check out all the burners, the...

If Tenants Don’t Pay Rent, What can Malaysian Landlords Do?

Barge into the tenant unit, changing all the locks, cutting off the supply of utilities, removal of tenant’s property from premises --> All of these are illegal!!! If you happen to be the poor landlord in this case whose tenant is not paying rent, here’s what you can do instead: 1) Be nice and negotiate on alternatives Instead of starting with threatening remarks, you should calmly explain...

If Your Tenant Does Not Pay The Rent, Can the Landlord Barge Into Their Rented Unit?

If your tenant didn't pay rent, the landlord isn't allowed to barge into the rental unit or change the locks. However, a landlord has the right to enter the property for inspections and repairs as well as for viewing purposes. Note: Landlord does not have the right to enter the rented property without consent, even your tenant have defaulted on monthly payments!Due to the lengthy official procedures, the...

HOC (Home Ownership Campaign) 2020 to 2021

The Home Ownership Campaign (HOC), which ran throughout 2019, was designed to encourage the increase in home ownership among Malaysians. And now, it's back again till 2021, people! 1. What were the benefits of the Home Ownership Campaign 2019? The Home Ownership Campaign aimed to encourage the purchase of certain properties with the support of key financial incentives. Those...

2021 Is It A Good Time to Invest In Properties?

We’re now facing some of the most uncertain times in the history of Malaysia. Yes, we’re talking about the COVID-19 crisis, and the ensuing CMCO(s)! So, is it still the right moment for you to go ahead with your plan to acquire a few assets of this type, and hopefully provide a more comfortable future for your family? To long-term investors, we say yes; to short-term investors or flippers, we say...

Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) Exemptions in Malaysia (2021)

RPGT Rates Classification RPGT Exemptions Good news! There are some exemptions allowed for RPGT. Among the exemptions are: Exemption on gains from the disposal of one private residential property once-in-a-lifetime to an individual (please utilise this once in lifetime opportunity wisely). Exemption on gains arising from the disposal of real property between family members (e.g. husband and...

4 Factors which Influence A Home’s Value

Whether you are selling or buying an investment property or home, you need to consider what the property is really worth. A better understanding of what makes your property more (or less) valuable would help you maintain the long term value of your home or assist in your purchasing/investment decision. So what are the factors that affect property value? 1. Location It is the oldest cliché...

MOT and Stamp Duty in Malaysia

There are important costs in the home purchasing process that you need to factor in, especially towards the end of the transaction. These are variable, third-party fees that are often referred to as closing costs. Ignore them and you may risk financial setbacks and disappointment in realising your dreams of owning a home. Below are a few significant closing costs that you need to include in your...

Malaysia Property Guide for Overseas Buyers

5 KEY POINTS OF MALAYSIA LEGAL FOR PROPERTY Compared to other Asian countries, acquiring real estate in Malaysia is relatively easy. Foreigner are able to acquire full ownership of a property. The acquisition of full ownership of real estate is often not possible in other countries of the region. Prospective buyers should have five key points in mind. 1. Minimum Purchase Price The minimum purchase...

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