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Comparison Malaysia Property Investment in Labuan Company or Individual Name

Individual Name or Labuan Company for Property Investment

Which one suits you? We are glad to provide you the guide to understanding which is the better structure to hold your Malaysia property investment between Labuan Company and Individual Name. Good planning makes one a smart investor!

Labuan Company as an investment holding company to hold your properties does not attract any tax and no annual audit reporting is required. Labuan Company provides inheritance flexibility by way of simple share transfers of the Company which is fast and clean especially for foreigners investing in real estate in foreign lands where complications, long process, and disputes may arise in establishing the distribution to the rightful beneficiary. For some complicated cases, it will take a much longer time, possibly leading to freezing of assets during the legal proceeding to unlock the assets.

Comparison Property Investment of Labuan Company or Individual Name in Malaysia


DescriptionLabuan CompanyIndividual Name
Ownership TransferSimple by way of transfer of sharesThe process can be complicated and lengthy through probate or court order
Bank FinancingCash purchaseEligible for a housing loan, subject to banker’s discretion
Residency Visa In Malaysia2 years’ work visa for you and familyTourist visa or Malaysia My Second Home visa
Personal Bank A/CYes, for all family members for multiple accounts in RM and foreign currenciesYes,  can open a bank account upon showing Purchase Agreement
Minimum Purchase PriceRM1 millionRM1 million
Maintenance Cost of Labuan CompanyYearly about USD 2,000-NA-
Able to conduct Business  YesNeed to set up a company to do business


What is the difference in tax rate for property investment in Labuan Company or Individual Name?

For Labuan Company, all rental income deriving from Malaysia’s properties is subject to 24% tax. Tax rate for Malaysia properties under personal name depends on the range of income received (rental, salaries, fee, etc) for the year; net income of more than RM100,000 will be taxed at 28% while those with more than RM 2 million tax rate will be 30%. Click here to find out more with the comparison between Labuan company and Sdn Bhd company on property investment in Malaysia!

Why Our Trust Company for Your Labuan Company?

We are a full-fledged licensed Labuan Trust Company (License No. LT0034) with a highly experienced team of dedicated professionals to assist with the set up of your Labuan Company up to providing the necessary support for annual maintenance. We look forward to serve you with bespoke service that meets your business banking needs as well as onwards compliance and operations.

Our ‘One Labuan’ Platform is designed for your convenience to subscribe to all services in one stop to simplify your investment in Labuan from day one! Feel free to contact us for an appointment in Kuala Lumpur office by dropping an email to [email protected] today! Sign up today to register your Labuan Company!




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