There are no legal barriers to foreign ownership of land. However, companies should note that the costs of registering property in Cameroon are very high, also compared to the regional average (See Frequency level below). According to the Bertelsmann Foundation 2014, the process of acquiring property, especially the purchase of land titles, is problematic because of competing concepts between modern and traditional concepts of law. Property rights are formally defined but suffer from shortcomings in the rule of law - often due to corruption. Due to weak and unreliable judiciary and corruption, the confiscation of private property might occur. Foreign companies have claimed that some judgments made against them were based on fraudulent evidence.
According to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, business executives report that property rights are not adequately protected in practice.