Select one of the frequently asked questions below to learn more about buying, selling, and renting real estate in Cambodia.
As we are a new site w will as questions become more frequent we will always be updating these pages to improve your user experience and get you through the site with more ease.
Question about selling
Is this site for real estate agents?
No, the Real Estate Cambodia site is exclusively for property owners and developers owners and property management companies
Can a Foreigner own a condo in Cambodia ?
Yes, foreigners can own condos in Cambodia . Buying a condo is the easiest way to own property in Cambodia . Under khmer law, foreigners can own up to 49% of the units in a condoimunium building free and clear. There is a requirement that the money used to purchase the condo must come from abroad as foreign currency or as traveller’s checks. You can do this by having the receiving bank in Cambodia issue a Tor Tor 3 form upon converting the foreign currency to khmer baht. Be sure to have the receiving bank in Cambodia converts the currency to khmer baht instead of having it converted prior to sending to bank in Cambodia .
What are the land measurements in Cambodia ?
Land is measured as such:
1 Talang Met = 1 Square Meter = 10.7 Square Feet
1 Talang Wah = 4 Square Meters = 42.7 Square Feet
1 Ngan = 100 Talang Wah = 400 Square Meters = 4,277 Sq Ft
1 Rai = 4 Ngan = 400 Talang Wah = 1,600 Sq M. = 17,109 Sq Ft
1 Acre = 2.5 Rai = 10 Ngan = 1,000 Talang Wah = 4,000 Sq M = 42,772 Square Feet
How do I learn more about the Cambodian Market?
The best way to learn about the Cambodian Market is to come and visit, talk with expats who have been here for a certain time. They will tell you the pros and cons, the risks… Like any other market, you have to understand the market, it’s laws, regulations and people in order to succeed. You can always look it up on google and get more answers.
What kind of insurance do I need?
Property owners are required by Cambodian law to have fire insurance for their properties.
Question about renting
What are the top 3 areas that expats should consider when moving to Phnom Penh?
BKK1 is the most popular area for expat rentals in Phnom Penh. Tonle Bassac and Russian Market offer more value for money and are upcoming areas with a lot of new bars and restaurants.
What sort of amenities can expats expect when moving to a serviced apartment in Cambodia?
For a serviced apartment you can expect: cleaning, internet, cable TV, parking, security to all be included in the price. There are plenty of options in town now for those looking for a pool and gym too. For standalone apartments, these services are usually excluded and it’s up to the tenant to organise.
What are the lower, middle and upper end prices should people expect to pay when moving to Phnom Penh
- Lower = $600 – $800
- Middle = $800 – $1400
- High = $1500 ++
For standalone apartments:
- Lower = $300 – $500
- Middle = $550 – $900
- High = $1,000 ++