The Property Purchasing Procedure for Malaysia Properties
To reserve the property for a period of typically 7 days, submit a letter of offer via a developer’s booking form together with a booking fee. The letter of offer states the property details (unit number and size), purchaser name, purchaser’s contact details, correspondence address, ID and passport number, sales package and agency representative. You will need to provide an ID copy (i.e. Hong Kong Identity Number (HKID)) to your agency representative.
Apply for bank mortgage financing (if needed). You can obtain a pre-approved home loan application by submitting the developer’s booking form to your banker. For more financing information, feel free to visit our article titled “A Guide to Mortgage Loan Financing Options”.
A Sale & Purchase Agreement (SPA)will be signed within 7 days from the date of signing the letter of offer. The SPA details the terms and conditions of the purchase, including Schedule H SPA, deed of mutual covenant, furniture package (if any), layout plans and state consent application Form WNA1 (the state consent application is only applicable to foreigners). An initial deposit typically in the amount of 10% of the purchase price less the booking fee amount will need to be provided to the developer. A payment notification letter outlining the amount and developer’s bank account wire transfer information will be provided. If the developer accepts credit card payment, a credit card authorisation letter will be provided.
In order to prepare the SPA, the purchaser will need to provide a passport copy to the developer’s lawyer.
If the property is an off-plan (not completed) development, the purchaser will need to make further payments according to the progressive construction schedule. For completed developments, the balance amount is payable in 2-3 months from the initial deposit payment date. This is subject to your contract.
Upon the developer’s receipt of the full purchase price payment and the issuance of the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC), vacant possession of the property will be delivered to the purchaser.
If an additional furniture package is provided, the property will be handed over to the purchaser after the renovation work is completed. This is subject to your contract.