Buying Property in Cambodia

david–murphy–independent-propertyBy David Murphy

With the introduction of strata titled property in Cambodia, property ownership can now be secured by one of three forms of title: hard title, soft title and private ownership in co-owned buildings – aka strata title.

Hard title is the strongest form of ownership and is recognised at the national level through the Cadastral office. Soft title is the most common form of ownership and is title that is recognised at the local government level.

Due Diligence in Southeast Asia

bretton_sciaroniBy Bretton G. Sciaroni

Ownership to co-owned buildings defined as a building or construction in which several owners reside, consisting of some parts that are the exclusive ownership of each co-owner (private units) and some other parts that are common spaces for the common use of co-owners (common areas).



By Mark Bibby Jackson, Editorial Director ASEAN Forum

Southeast Asia is set for a seismic change. When the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into force in December this year, the region will be transformed from a bunch of independent nations loosely held together by a common geographical bond into a 600-million strong trading bloc. Whether it’s Thai designers, Myanmar tour operators or Cambodian car importers you talk to, the message is the same – this is a brave new world full of opportunities.