Category: Land

Due Diligence Process for Thai Property

If you decide to invest in real property in Thailand, you will want to have all the information about the property you are interested in buying that you can. Researching your potential investment is sometimes called doing your due diligence. The due diligence process begins before you sign a contract or make any payment and […]

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U.S. Citizen Buying Property in Thailand

Can Americans buy property in Thailand? While U.S. citizens are prohibited from buying land in Thailand, they can, however, apply for long term land leases of up to 30 years and build structures upon the land. They can also buy condominiums from property developers. Buying land through a Thai dummy corporation is illegal, although you […]

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How to Own Real Property in Thailand

Buying real property in Thailand can be a valuable investment for foreigners if you do your homework and make sure to do it property. When making your plans you need to take into account the limitations on foreign land ownership and Thai tax law. Check our How to Buy Property in Thailand page. The easiest […]

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Sale and Purchase Agreements

If you are considering purchasing property in Thailand, you will want to be familiar with sale and purchase agreements. While you should always consult a reputable attorney and conduct due diligence before signing any agreement obligating you to purchase a property, you can learn from a careful review of any contract or agreement offered. In […]

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Foreign Ownership of Industrial Land in Thailand

Although the Thai Land Code generally prohibits foreigners from owning land, one notable exception applies to land located within an industrial estate under the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act of B.E. 2522 (1979), as amended. Under Section 44 of the aforementioned Act, foreign entrepreneurs are allowed to own industrial estate land to conduct business, […]

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Hire of Immovable Property for Commerce and Industry

Foreign investors seeking to lease land in Thailand for business purposes may find themselves limited by the 30 year lease limit posed by the Civil and Commercial Code. Indeed, the 30 year limit is rather short in comparison to lease limits in other jurisdictions; such as Vietnam, which allows residential lease terms from 50 to […]

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The Condominium Act (B.E. 2522) – Buying a Condominium in Thailand

The Condominium Act in Thailand (B. E. 2522) has been amended in 2008 to solve the problem arising out of the law enforcement and to provide protection over the people purchasing the condominium units for dwelling purpose. Here are the highlights of this law: When a buyer enters into an Agreement to Sell a Unit […]

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Usufruct in Thailand

Foreigners being forbidden to own land in Thailand are finding ways and means to be able to access and possess land legally. The most common mode of possession and control used is undertaking a lease agreement. However, there is another mode although not as popular but equally efficient. This option is undertaking a Usufruct Agreement. […]

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Duties and Liabilities of the Lessee and Lessor – Thailand Property Lease

In every contract of lease, there is always a lessee (also known as the “hirer” under Thai law) and a lessor (who is also called the “letter”). The lessee, as well as the lessor, has rights and duties under the contract of lease. Thai law allows foreigners to lease real properties in Thailand such as […]

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Transfer of Ownership Over Properties in Thailand Between Foreigners

One of the more peculiar features of the law of Thailand is their strict mandate on the transfer of ownership between and among foreigners over properties located in Thailand. One very basic example is the method of transferring ownership over condominium units between foreigners. The same can not be done by virtue of a deed […]

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