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Foreign entities may take leases over land in Cambodia. There are two types of leases:
 
(i) short-term leases, for less than 15 years; and
(ii) long-term leases or perpetual leases, for a period of 15 years or more.
 
A long-term lease must be in writing and can only be enforced against third parties or a new owner of the property, if it is registered. A long-term lease may have a maximum period of 50 years and is renewable for a further period not exceeding 50 years. A long-term lease may be issued with a “certificate of long-term lease”, which is the equivalent to a certificate of title. A long-term lease may be used as security and encumbrances may be registered on the certificate of long-term lease.