Yes! Anyone, regardless of the type of visa (or even no visa) can rent or buy a condo in Thailand, or rent a house of any size or quality in Thailand. You can leave Thailand and return to your home here as many times as you want.
You can rent for at least 6 months or a year. If you want a shorter term rental, we recommend AirBnB or a hotel.
You can pay for all utilities such as electricity, cable tv, and high speed internet service for your home online. Some utilities such as water might need to be paid for at the office of your condo. These can be paid for whether you are inside or outside of Thailand.
Nationals of all countries can rent a home in Thailand.
Contact Baan Smile to help locate the right home in the neighborhood or city that you love.
In some cases, Baan Smile charges a one time fee of 1,500 THB to start the process for you.
Yes! Stories of people not getting back their deposit is as a result of working with unscrupulous property agents or owners. Baan Smile works with some of the best and friendliest agents in Bangkok and Pattaya. All of our customers get back their deposit. Of course if there is any damanges or if you break the lease early, you may not get back the full deposit.
Yes. You will not get your 2 months deposit back.
Yes, but this is up to the rules of your landlord or the condo that you live in. Some condos do not like short term rentals of less than a month.
Maybe. Some banks will allow it and some will not.
Yes, but you do have to fully pay for it before arriving here as it is not possible to hold a home that you like for more than a week or two.
Yes! Just send us the information about the home and we will contact the owner or rental arrangements and make it happen for you, whether you are here in Thailand or planning to come soon.
We are not sure you mean offer apartments for rental, or to rent apartments.
But I will assume you mean rent apartments out as an owner.
The answer is yes.
But you do need to contact the juristic office in the condo and see what regulations they have as to how you can rent out your apartment. Because those change from condo to condo.
For short term rentals under 3 months, we always recommend Airbnb.
Most owners are looking for a one year rental contract to have stability for themselves. A few may be talked down to 6 months. But rarely will anyone give a month-to-month agreement.
When you use AirBnB you get the chance to chose from a wide variety of condos in many areas. You can rent for a week at first to see if you like it, then later rent for a month at a time.
This gives you a way to experience the various neighborhoods in the city without a long term commitment.
If buying a prebuilt or used condo then there is often a small deposit paid to get an agreement and then the full payment is made before the registration of the property. There are no legal requirements in terms of timing, but it seems normal that from the deposit being paid most sellers expect completion within 30 days
First thing first if you want to get a Thai residency in Thailand you must have had a Thai non-immigrant visa for at least three years before the submission of your application. Holders of multiple NON-Immigrant visas can not apply. You must have 3 consecutive yearly extensions to qualify.
The cost? There is a non-refundable application fee of 7,600 baht when you formally submit your application.
The reason for this is simple as is it offers a very convenient lifestyle, as most condos for rent in central Bangkok are located close to a BTS or MRT station. Another great thing about condo rentals in Bangkok is that they offer a wide range of amenities like swimming pools, gyms, gardens, lounges, and so on.
Lots of people like Nonthaburi, which is a bit outside of Bangkok.
Some others like Hua Hin which is a nice beach town.
Others prefer the relaxation of Koh Samui which is more sedate and less developed then Phuket.
Still others like the quieter parts of Pattaya, which is close to the beach, but still away from the hectic parts of walking street.
In Thailand, there is no prohibition on nationality, and any foreigner legally admitted to entering Thai territory can purchase a condominium which is generally a freehold property. But unfortunately, foreigners are not allowed to buy land that being said if you can't buy land then you can't buy a house.
Because the agency has a wide selection of properties to choose from. They should have everything from apartments and condos to villas and houses. If you’re not sure what type of property you’re looking for, an experienced agent can help you find the perfect one for your needs.
They will also be able to recommend properties that are within your budget. And if you’re not sure how much you can afford, they can help you figure that out too. So, if you’re looking for the best real estate agency in Thailand, make sure to find one that has experienced agents and a wide selection of properties!
The last reason why you need an agency is that agency will be able to answer all of your questions and help you navigate the process of buying property in Thailand. They should also be available to help you after the sale, in case you have any questions or need assistance with anything related to your new property.
As we all know foreigners can only purchase a condo and put it under your name but buying land is prohibited, so that being said a lot of ex-pats who have a company are curious if it is safe to buy a property under a Thai company.
There is certainly a certain circumstance that purchasing land through a Thai company is completely legitimate – if the company in question is a legitimate business.
Having foreign shareholders in a Thai company may very well be a red flag for the local authorities, but it is not illegal. The same cannot be said for having Thai nominees though. Nominees that have absolutely no stake in the running of the company and whose names are solely on a ledger buried away at a lawyer’s office. If you have the latter, you are breaking the law by being the foreigner that set up a company using nominee names.
If you establish your business properly and ensure that it is run professionally, follows the letter of the law, and pays its company taxes, there is little to no chance that Thai authorities will view the company as illegal. Most Thai officials will be able to quickly see straight through any attempts to subvert the Thai company laws, but if you do it the right way, you will be clearing an easy path to land ownership under the name of your legitimate company.
Because those things are dependent on usage.
But it's not something to really worry about. Paying the electric bill and the water bill is incredibly easy in Thailand.
You can pay online, or you can go to any 7-11 to pay your electric bill.
For water bills, you pay to the condo office.
One important thing to realize is that the bills will not be in your name. They will be in the name of the owner of the condo. So don't worry about transferring any service to your name. That will not be necessary or required of you at all.
Could not be any easier.
Please do not make this a factor in choosing where to live.
One of the major differences between the two types of properties is on the legal side. Condos are properties that are licensed and registered under the Thailand Condominium Act and another hand, and apartments are leasehold properties. Although you might not see any difference from the outside that would set the two apart, there can be a huge difference between the two of them when it comes to buying one.
If you want to buy a condo you can have outright ownership of the individual units but if you will buy apartments you can never give the owner full ownership
One of the good reason why a lot of foreigners stay in Thailand because of the cheap cost of living that include the electricity and water bills are cheap but it depends on which city are you stayibf but the difference is not that huge.
If you stay in condo in Bangkok even you open the aircon for 24 hours it will not cost you more than 3000 baht per month and for the water bills is not more than 150 baht per month.
If you want to stay in a house in Bangkok area the price is higher that staying in the condo.
The simple answer is YES!
Foreigners can rent a house in Thailand for sure. There are a lot of expats living in Thailand with their families who prefer to live in a house than a condo its simply because when you have a child you need to have a bigger place for them to rent a house in Thailand all you need is your passport and cash.
Note: Some of the landlords sometimes check your visa too!
There are a lot of condos in the Bangkok area, some of them are semi-furnished and some of them are not but most of the condos are fully furnished. Most of the farang who stay in condos prepare to pay higher rent just to stay comfortable in a fully furnished condo.
But do they have a fully furnished condo in Bangkok?
The fully furnished condo in Bangkok offers you a refrigerator, stove, washing machine, sofa, bed, closet, TV, water heaters, and even offer you a microwave!
They always said that as long as you have the money you can buy everything you want but if you want to purchase a property then is not that easy because there are a lot of things you need to know.
Purchasing a property in Thailand there are things you need to process. These are the steps you need to follow in able for you to purchase a property;
Step 1 – Find a reputable real estate agent
The process of buying property in Thailand as a foreigner can be complicated, so working with a well-established real estate company that has developed a solid reputation for delivering excellent customer service is an essentiality
Step 2 – Consulting with your legal representation
With proper legal representation, they can vet all of the potential sellers and relevant documentation on your behalf.
Step 3 – A title search
A thorough title search will trace the property back to its very first possession, revealing any registered interests on the land, such as existing mortgages, etc