Sabina recently bought a bungalow in Bukit Jalil. She was being told by the developer that the land is a freehold land. As a result, she thought that she is the owner of the land and does not require any approval from the local authority or government to sell her property. Is it true?


In common commercial term, “freehold” means that the owner of the land could dispose of the property without any consent from the state authority. However, in certain locations, although the land is termed as “freehold land”, any dealings on such land still require the consent from the local authority.

Thus, beware when you are buying a “freehold” land as it does not necessary mean you can do anything with your land without any consent from the authority as there could still be restrictions in the usage or transaction.

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