Q. What are the government requirements for a foreigner buying a property in Botswana?
In Botswana, there are very few restrictions on international real estate investors, buyers or sellers. Tribal area properties are restricted to Botswana citizens especially residential, however some restrictions for tribal property may be waived in certain instances where the Authority may consider such an acquisition by a foreigner may create employment to the locals.
As an international buyer/investor purchasing property in Botswana you may acquire, transfer, or be involved in a real estate transaction without the permission or approval from local government entity.
Q. What area(s) can international buyer/investor purchase a property in Botswana?
Foreigners can buy property in Gaborone, Phakalane, Lobatse, F/town and some other areas outside Tribal Territories.
Foreigners can also buy any freehold land or property.
In Botswana it is illegal to buy unimproved land or plot unless it is freehold property.
Q. What area(s) is restricted for International buyer/investor to purchase a property in Botswana?
Foreigners cannot buy in such areas like Tlokweng, Mogoditshane, Molepolole etc. as they are considered to be Tribal areas.
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