When considering a move to the Philippines, one of the first issues that confronts the Expat is "Where to Live". For those of us living in the UK (and other western countries, finance is normally the deciding factor about whether we will rent or buy. However, in the Philippines it is not quite so straightforward. There are laws that restrict the ability of foreigners to buy property. It is possible, but only in certain circumstances. This guide is a concise textbook on what you can and cannot do with regards to property in the Philippines.