Leasehold Renewals

Leasehold renewals for definitive concessions under the old Land Law: past practices and present time concerns
Under the former land law – Law no. 6/80/M, of 5 July (the “Old Land Law”) as amended in 1991 –, and also today under the new land law – Law no. 13/2013, of 2 September (the “New Land Law”) –, the lease concession of a land plot has a term of a maximum twenty-five years, upon which such concession will then either expire under certain circumstances, or be renewed. The Old Land Law stipulated that the leaseholder of a definitive…

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Land Law

The new Macau Land Law: Overview and status quo

1. The old law vs the new law Much has been said and written about the expiration of concession leaseholds under Law no. 13/2013, of 2 September (the “New Land Law”), as opposed to the former Law no. 6/80/M, of…

Tenancy Matters

Amendment of the Macau Civil Code (tenancy regime) - Law no. 13/2017

One of the consequences of the astounding growth of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China after the end of the gaming monopoly has been the asset value increase in the real estate market. In this…

Condominium Management

Condominium Management Services - Law no. 12/2017

It became clear, after the massive building construction which strongly influenced the economy in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China during the past few decades, that the regulations governing condominium management had to be reviewed…