A Guide to the Different Property Types in Malaysia

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With so many types of properties in Malaysia, it can be challenging to understand which is which.

However, with our helpful guide and infographic, you’ll soon be able to tell the difference between clusters, villas, and more.

  • Mansions: these property types are usually quite large, with lots of lands. Some have pools or other significant outdoor features.
  • Bungalows: similar to mansions, these much smaller properties are ideal for smaller budgets and for those who don’t need as much space.
  • Zero lot bungalows: these bungalows are much smaller in terms of square feet than bungalows or mansions. Zero lot bungalows still have land, but only a tiny piece.
  • Cluster homes: highly built-up properties, cluster homes are similar to condos and provide similar facilities. Cluster homes are developed in groups.
  • Villas: often referred to as a fancier name for cluster homes, villas are also built up in groups. Villas don’t have official guidelines on how they should be developed.

All of these property types are considered residential and are governed and protected by the Housing Development Act (HDA). Most of the building types listed here have been recognized for over a decade and are common properties to buy in Malaysia.

The HDA regulates residential building developers in terms of when they can sell their properties. You can also source support from the HDA in a dispute between a developer and a buyer or when a developer abandons the property development.

The HDA’s main purpose is to safeguard the interests of potential property buyers.

Infographic Design By: PropertyGuru No.1 Property Website in Malaysia

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