Buying a Villa

in Thailand

Buying a house or a villa in Thailand always requires the use of a property lawyer who can guide you through the process. Property in Thailand is complex and for the better part unregulated.

BUYING A HOUSE OR VILLA IN THAILAND - 3 STEPS
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STEP 1: FINDING A HOUSE IN THAILAND

Thailand Real Estate has taken off in the past decade or so with more and more foreigners wishing to live in Thailand and making Thailand their second home. Many wish to own land here but before taking this step it is important to inquire or engage the services of registered lawyers in Thailand and, secondly, reputable estate agents when buying land.

Preparations for Diligent Buyers
  • Be aware that many of the problems that do arise from buying land in Thailand can be avoided early on in the property search.
  • Thailand Real Estate Outlook – See the outlook for purchase and investment
  • Real Estate pitfalls - Top 10 Mistakes people make when buying property in Thailand

Glossary of Real Estate Terms and Real Estate FAQ – Familiarize yourself with terms and common FAQs before diving into search for a specific property in Thailand be it a house, villa or condo in Bangkok, Pattaya, or Phuket.

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STEP 2: SETTING UP YOUR THAI COMPANY

Once you have decided which land you are going to purchase, always consult a lawyer before signing any documents.

Foreigners may not own land in their name; however their Thai registered company may own the land. There are different forms of business entities in Thailand:

There are also tax considerations so check the Corporate Tax in Thailand if you are going to do more than own a house or need a Thai Work Permit.

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STEP 3: BUYING A HOUSE IN THAILAND

A lawyer can do a title search and review your sale-purchase contracts before signing.

Obtaining a mortgage bond in Thailand - If you are looking to finance yourself for a purchase. See also references on buying villa in Thailand.