Many people decide they will start their dream business of renting a villa in Bali, whose hopes come crashing down when they discover the complexities of Indonesian law as they apply to property purchases in Bali. The truth is that Indonesian law forbids foreigners from outright ownership of property in that country, and given that Bali is part of Indonesia, that law applies there, too.
This begs the question, “If Indonesian law forbids foreigners from purchasing property in Bali, how can any foreigner own a villa In Bali?”. The law, as it applies in Bali, forbids outright ownership of property by foreigners, but that does not mean they cannot enter into legal arrangements that would allow them to own and run a Bali villa rental business.
As you will discover as you read, there are various categories of property ownership in Indonesia, which means that in Bali, you can obtain either ownership or the use of a villa to rent it out to holidaymakers. Here are some of your alternatives based on firsthand knowledge of villa ownership from the specialists at Luxury Villas Bali.