Find the Perfect Condominium in Thailand
Find the Perfect Condominium in Thailand
Thailand is full of culture, wonder, and beauty around every corner. When you’re considering a move to a new country, Thailand is often overlooked but it can be a place worth calling home and the country offers so much to the newcomer. Condominiums in Thailand are governed by the Thai Condominium Act offering consumer protection for buyers, sellers, and owners.
The Move is Easy
Making the move to Thailand can be easier than you think. With a few steps, you can not only buy a beautiful condominium in Thailand but obtain a visa that you can use to legally live here. Moving companies can help bring all your belongings to your new home in Thailand or you can purchase what you need from furniture stores which are plentiful in Thailand.
Finding a Home
Keep in mind that foreigners can purchase real estate in Thailand but cannot directly own land. There are many ways in which foreigners can structure their property investments. Foreigners can purchase foreign freehold condominiums in Thailand. Foreigners can lease real estate in Thailand and some foreigners will set up Thai companies to do business and own real estate.
The purchase of a condominium or apartment with a “freehold title” is available to foreigners and the Thai Condominium Act protects foreign investment. Foreign buyers of condominiums in Thailand can register the title deed in their own name as "freehold". The Thai Condominium Act protects foreign buyers with a high level of consumer protection.
Obtaining the Right Visa
A visa is required to move to Thailand for most nationalities. Depending on the reason for the move, a different visa is needed for each specific purpose. No visa is needed if you’re staying in the area for under 30 days. You can speak with the Royal Thai Embassy to obtain the correct visa necessary to move to the country. Most visas are for one year and then must be renewed.
Some of the visas offered include:
- Non-Immigrant Visa
- Education Visa
- Marriage Visa
- Tourist Visa
- One Year Non-Immigrant Visa
- Retirement Visa
- Business Visa
- Permanent Resident Visa
Moving Your Belongings
After you find your condominium in Thailand bringing your items with you can be done with the help of an international moving company. Shipping your items inside a container protects them from outside elements, but also helps ensure that they get to their destination. If the items you are shipping happen to be older instead of brand new, you can import them to Thailand for your personal use with a non-immigration visa, duty-free.
Moving household goods can be a daunting task, but with a forwarding agent, the task can be easier to accomplish with their help. You don’t want to have the items stuck in customs. The agent you work with will provide the necessary help to reduce the chances of having this happen.
Bringing Your Vehicle Along
Bringing your own personal vehicle can be done with a shipping company. Keep in mind, steering wheels are on the right side of the vehicle within Thailand but you will see a few vehicles with steering wheels on the left. Since cars drive on the left side of the road, driving may be trickier than what you’re used to. For shipping quotes and advice on the best way to get your car or motorcycle to Thailand, check out this website.
To ship your vehicle or items, the transport agent must have these documents:
- Bill of Lading
- Special Goods Certificate (5 copies)
- Import Goods Declaration (3 Copies)
- Commercial Invoice
- Vehicle Registration and Import Permit (Used Cars Only)
- Insurance Invoice
- Re-Export Contract
- Application Form for Import
- International Driver’s License
- House Certificate and ID Card (Used Cars Only)
Make Your Investment Count
If you plan to buy a condominium in Thailand or invest in property, be sure to make your investment count by choosing wisely. Tourists have been flocking to Thailand in recent decades and the need for housing for tourists and others who are visiting has seen a steady increase. Purchasing property or a condominium in Thailand can be a great way to invest and many see a quick return on their money. Whether you plan to stay in Thailand for many years or you are considering living here for a few months at a time, contacting a professional realtor you can trust who can assist with locating the perfect property is going to be a great benefit to you.
Once you make your mind up to move, you will quickly find how simple it is to live a relaxed lifestyle and really enjoy life. You will also find that Thailand has a diverse, inspiring culture that makes you feel right at home.
If your considering purchasing a condominium in Thailand or have questions, please contact us today at +66 93 606 0906.