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Wealth Warning : Foreigners masquerading as real estate agents

It’s easy to be taken in by helpful strangers masquerading as real estate agents but be careful not to get involved with such people who are working illegally here in Thailand and make sure that you are not manipulated towards their hidden agenda of lining their greedy pockets with backhand commission payments. Read the full article for more info on how to avoid this pitfall. […]

How to Safely Buy Real Estate in Thailand – Rene-Philippe R Dubout

How to Safely Buy Real Estate in Thailand by Rene-Philippe R Dubout is a comprehensive guide to any real estate purchase in Thailand […]

Further 1 month extension for reduced property transfer fees

Further to our last post on this subject in late March, due to the recent problems in Bangkok, the reduced transfer fees which are charged at the land office on transfer of ownership of immovable property have been extended for a further month (until June 28th 2010), providing a further opportunity to save money for those looking to purchase a condo, villa, or holiday home in Thailand. […]

2 month extension for reduced property transfer fees

Reduced transfer fees have been extended until April 28th 2010 providing a further opportunity to save money for those looking to buy a condo or holiday home in Thailand […]

Reduced Property Transfer Taxes end March 26th 2010

The reduced fees for the transfer of ownership of a property obviously have significance in terms of the price which you will ultimately pay for a property, so whilst they are still reduced you are able to purchase a property for less than you will when the fees return to their normal rates on Monday 29th March 2010. […]

Do I have to visit Thailand first if I want to buy one of the properties on your web site?

Do I have to visit Thailand first if I want to buy one of the properties on your web site? If you see a property which you really like and want to secure it so that nobody else can buy it before you can get here then we can discuss with the seller whether he/she will be willing to provide an option contract in return for a deposit on the purchase / lease. […]

Can a foreigner use a Thai company to buy land in Thailand?

Can a foreigner use a Thai company to buy land in Thailand? Many foreigners do use a Thai company to purchase land and property in Thailand, whereby they are a controlling director with 49% share ownership, however if the company has been formed for the sole purpose of purchasing land/house on which to reside, and the company is not trading in any other capacity, then it may come under the scrutiny of the Thai authorities if it is seen purely as using the Thai shareholders as nominees on behalf of the foreigner […]

What is the extent of a leasehold contract in Thailand?

A leasehold contract can last for up to 30 years, at which point the lease is automatically extinguished. Nevertheless, it is possible within Thai law (and common practice) also to ensure that the landowner contractually agrees for the option to have the right to extend the lease for a further 30 years, and indeed a further 30 yeas after that. […]

Can a foreigner own outright a condominium in Thailand?

It is possible for a foreigner to own 100% a condominium unit outright. Condominium developments require a special licence, and under this license the development is allowed to be minority owned by foreigners. In other words, no more than 49% of the condominium may be owned outright by foreigners. […]

Can a foreigner own land in Thailand?

Can a foreigner own land in Thailand? A brief explanation of land ownership rights for foreigners, including leases, superficies, and usufructs […]