Property Title in Cambodian Female name

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Property Title in Cambodian Female name

Post by steelyRon » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:54 pm

When it comes to having a Cambodian female's name on a property title, I've heard that in order to get a females name on a title, that if she is married, her husband must be listed as well. And that if divorced or widowed, then a paper must be given by the Sangkat validating this. What about a single female that has never been married? Are there any special requirements for that?
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Re: Property Title in Cambodian Female name

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:01 pm

anyone can hold property in their own name regardless of marriage status
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Re: Property Title in Cambodian Female name

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:05 pm

GF holds three pieces of property in HER name an she has been married an divorced and needed nothing special to put her name on the land deeds.
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Re: Property Title in Cambodian Female name

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:17 pm

frank lee bent wrote:anyone can hold property in their own name regardless of marriage status
While I agree that the law allows single ownership within the spouses (all the ministers wifes are very often the one holding the titles), on the other hand when your everyday couple buy a hard titled land, the local sorya dei office (especially in the provinces) will try its best to put both spouse names on the land title as it is customary.
Add to this the in laws understanding of it and the pressure against single ownership might become so strong that it might become virtually impossible to achieve unless someone way more powerful and feared than the administrative officers in charge, call and oblige them to do it.

Just my 2ct since I found myself in the same situation before.
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