how to buy property in thailand as a foreigner

How to Buy Property in Thailand for Foreigners

Before you think about purchasing a property in Thailand, you need to have adequate data and an understanding of the property regulations in Thailand.

For many years, Thailand has seen an increase of outsiders coming to Thailand for a get-away and or choosing to invest in Thai property in Thailand since it’s less expensive than their origin country.

Sadly, in the event that you don’t comprehend the Thai regulations, you run the risk of losing some or all of the capital you had to invest.

Are Foreigners permitted to own land in Thailand?

For the most part, Foreigners are not permitted to own land in Thailand. You might buy the property, yet Thai regulations disallow foreigners from claiming land in their own name. The most well-known choice is to set up your own Thai Company to possess the land for your leasehold proprietorship with the Land Owner. It’s a reality as indicated by Thai Law that despite the fact that foreigners can’t possess the land in Thailand, they can claim a house or construction based on the said land.

The accompanying strategies are ways foreigners can claim the property in Thailand the correct way.

1. Purchase a Condominium

One of the simplest techniques to purchase property in Thailand is purchasing a Condominium. Under the Thai Condominium Act, foreigners are permitted to possess a freehold of up to 49% of the absolute unit space. For instance, on the off chance that there were 100 similarly condos in a complex, 49 would be accessible for foreigners to claim, with their own name on the title deed or Chanote.

2. Renting Property or Land

Another simple technique is to rent a condo, house or land for a significant stretch of time. A foreigner can rent a property and have their name on the title deed or Chanote for an underlying 30 years. As indicated by the Civil and Commercial Code, the property rent can be reestablished further for quite some time back-to-back times permitting a leasehold of as long as 90 years. Generally speaking, the proprietor of the activities will sign the recharging for a very long time ahead in the agreement to guarantee the purchasers or their beneficiaries will restore the rent for proprietors after the underlying 30-year time frame.

3. Buying through a Company

Another elective strategy is to set up an organization, a greater part of Thai Owner Company which includes having a nearby legal advisor or bookkeeper who can orchestrate the interaction to legitimately buy land utilizing the organization name. Foreigners can hold up to 49% of the organization’s shares, the remainder of which should be held by Thai Juristic Persons who will give up control of their portions to you. Albeit the land can be possessed by the organization, the overseeing chief and investors can, in any case, control the organization. It is encouraged to constantly talk with a solid neighbourhood Lawyer to make sense of the various choices and handle the whole interaction for you.

4. Union/marriage with a Thai National

A foreigner can lawfully buy land in Thailand assuming that the individual is hitched to a Thai citizen, however, the name on the Title Deed must be of the Thai citizen. The couple might sign relevant documents at the Land Office expressing that the assets utilized for the acquisition of the property were given to their partners as a gift. To safeguard your rights in the property in the event of unsavoury things occurring, first, ensure your companion is the one you need to contribute the property with and you and have a solid attorney direct this arrangement for you.

5. Venture

BOI or Board of Investment is a more surprising kind of proprietorship, however conceivable. Thailand ‘Leading group of Investment’ permits foreign financial backers to purchase and claim freehold land up to 1 rai (1600 square meters) under area 96 of the 1999 Land Code Amendment Act. A venture of 40 million Thai baht is expected with the condition that the land is utilized for private purposes just or is valuable to the country. This kind of proprietorship isn’t adaptable by legacy and is restricted to the lifetime of the unfamiliar proprietor.

Understanding the various strategies for claiming property in Thailand is one of the central issues to know prior to choosing to buy property in Phuket or Thailand. You should seek professional advice from the start even before you start looking for properties. 

Contact us at Silk Estate to learn what is the best way to own property in Thailand is for you. 


Chris Wyatt
Chris Wyatt

Chris is an knowledgeable real estate professional with many years experience in promoting and helping people find the right property to buy.

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Disclaimer: This article is not to be taken as legal advice in any form. The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. If you require legal advice in Thailand you should contact a professional.

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