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  1. Direct Foreign Ownership with No Capital Controls 
    Non-residents are free to purchase residential and commercial properties in Malaysia. All purchasers are subject to restrictions on Malay Reserve Lands and properties allocated for Bumiputras. There is a minimum investment value of RM1,000,000 (approx. USD $300,000) for property purchase according to the jurisdiction of different states in Malaysia.Foreigners purchasing commercial properties have to buy at least 3 storey and above.
     
  2. Transparent Torrens Land Administration System 
    Malaysian land law is based on the Australian Torrens System. The rights of foreign investors to own and possess property and to seek legal redress in the courts are guaranteed under these laws.
     
  3. Real Estate Investor-friendly Tax Environment
    From 1 January 2014, the effective tax rate on disposal of property for foreigners is 
     
    0 - 5 Years -  30%
    6 Years Up - 5%

    subject to the provisions of the Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976. There is no withholding tax on property disposal and no inheritance tax. Investors may have to pay tax on earnings depending on their income tax band.

     
  4. Repatriation of Income is Allowed 
    Bank Negara Malaysia does not impose any restriction on the repatriation of profits, rental or proceeds from divestment of investments in Malaysia by a non-resident.