Just reaching out to all those who are Expats married to local Vietnamese and have recently purchased a property in HCM or elsewhere in Vietnam, could you please share your experiences going through the entire purchase life-cycle. I'm interested in learning the pain points and the bureaucracy involved for an Expat who is jointly buying a property with a local spouse. Some of the topics I'm interested in learning is;
1. If I remit funds for a property to Vietnam (Inbound), should I remit to my wife's account or my personal account at a local bank?
2. Would remitting funds to your wife's account (inbound), impact (fail) your assessment by local government/banks for outbound remittance of funds when deciding to sell the property?
3. Should you sign the "Land use rights" contract in your own name, spouses name or jointly? and how will it affect the tenure. i.e. 50 years or Freehold?
4. In a divorce situation, how is the ownership and settlement of the property viewed under existing law? i.e. who gets what etc.
If there is anything that could be helpful in the planning and risk mitigation process of buying a property, I would really appreciate any real world experience from people who have ventured down this road already.