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Building Your Own Home In Thailand

Category : Buying | Posted On 2012-09-10 00:00:00

Building Your Own Home In Thailand

The decision to build your own home in Thailand and retire in an affordable market is idealistic and serene. But it is essential to know when & where to spend. You can save yourself money and stress if you take caution and find an experienced realtor, lawyer, architect, and contractor.

1. Stay legally protected
Find a property lawyer within Thailand to draw up foolproof documentation in both Thai and English to ensure that the contractor abides by all of the agreed contractual necessities. A good property law firm will know the potential pitfalls of the local Phuket market.

2. Choose an experienced builder
In Thailand, finding a builder is not at all hard, but finding a trustworthy and experienced one takes time. Some facts are known to play a dominating role, such as the area of your property, the budget of construction, and the proposed size of your home in Thailand. You will find professional builders in popular tourist destinations like Phuket very easily.

3. Pick a reliable contractor
One person cannot do the entire job, so, it is normal to expect subcontractors handling different areas of expertise of home construction. For example, a plumber will do his job and the remuneration will be decided by a contractor whom you hire. Similarly, the electrician's pay will be decided by the contractor as well. Do not feel shocked when you see many laborers working on your place, you do not have to pay all of them individually for building your home in Thailand.

4. Ask for a new quote when making changes
If you want to make additional changes during the course of a drafted housing plan, ask the contractor to technically draw up a new quote just to accommodate the extra changes with extra costs included. This way you can determine if the change is necessary and cost-effective.

To stay safe, rely on your realtor and property law firm to choose the right location to build your home in Thailand and follow the Thai real estate laws. You need a confident real estate agent or realtor who specializes in helping foreigners (ex-pats) find a home builder and land plot in the right area.

We are specialized in helping foreigners (ex-pats) buy and sell property in Phuket. Call us today at +66 93 606 0906 to find out more.

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David Henry
David Henry is known for his integrity, high energy and hard work which goes into every detail or your real estate transaction at Phuket Realtor. David grew up in the Boston area and started as a realtor in his 20's. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, he has now started one of the best independent real estate agencies in Thailand, Phuket Realtor.

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