Land for sale in Bali is either land that has been passed down through a local Balinese family but has never been formally registered with the Land Registry Office (Pipil), or Land that has already been registered with the Land Registry Office. Only land that has a certificate can be sold.
The conversion of 'Pipil' land into certified status normally takes 4-6 months. Once the required land has a certificate, a transaction is normally completed within 1-2 weeks. All land purchases in Indonesia must by witnessed in the presence of an officially appointed 'Notaris' or lawyer.