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Ownership certificates will be granted to buyers of condotels, officetels

Ownership certificates will be granted to buyers of condotels, officetels, resort villas, and other properties built on commercial and services land and used for accommodation and tourism purposes.


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Ownership certificates will be granted to buyers of condotels, officetels, resort villas, and other properties built on commercial and services land and used for accommodation and tourism purposes.


This is a notable point in the Government’s Decree No 10/2023/ND-CP issued early this week about amending and supplementing several points of decrees guiding the implementation of the Law on Land.


The decree said that ownership certificates would be granted providing that the properties meet the established regulations prescribed by the laws on land, construction, and real estate business.


Owners of the construction works are responsible before the law for meeting all requirements.


The regulation about granting ownership certificates for condotels and officetels, hybrid properties that combine condominiums with the option to rent out units like a traditional hotel or office, was expected to tackle the legal bottlenecks for enterprises and individuals investing in these properties.


The 2016-2018 period witnessed the rapid development of condotels and officetels with a number of projects built across the country as a new investment wave in the real estate market. However, this segment fell into stagnation in recent years because of the legal bottlenecks in granting ownership certificates, which was not only affecting the rights of both buyers and developers but also inserting negative impacts on the market’s transparency, said Le Hoang Chau, President of the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association.


Chau stressed that both buyers and developers of condotels and officetels were expected to have detailed regulations about granting ownership certificates for these properties.


Condotels and officetels are mostly located in high-rise buildings developed on commercial and service land with a maximum use period of 50 years or not exceeding 70 years in special cases. Unlike condominiums which are used for accommodation only, these hybrid properties still lacked legality.


A report from real estate services firm DKRA Vietnam showed that the condotel and officetel market did not see any new projects in the first two months of this year. The report pointed out stagnation prolonged from the second quarter of 2022 due to roadblocks in credit, inflationary pressure, high-interest rates, and caution of investors about the legality of condotels and officetels.


According to the Vietnam Real Estate Association, there are about 239 tourism property projects throughout the country with a total of 114,000 condotels worth around 297 trillion VND, nearly 24,400 resort villas worth around 244 trillion VND, and nearly 30,900 shophouses worth 154 trillion VND. This segment was estimated to total 681 trillion VND (30 billion USD).


VNA


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