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Find the Perfect Condominium in Thailand

Category : Buying | Posted On 2014-05-15 00:00:00

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.

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 a visa that you can use to legally live here. Moving companies can help bring all your belongings to your new home or furniture companies are plentiful. 

Finding a Home

Keep in mind that foreigners cannot purchase land in Thailand. Land must be leased by foreigners. However, there are many ways in which foreigners can structure their investment legally when buying a unit in a condominium registered building.

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 helps foreign buyers with a high level of consumer protection laws. 

Obtaining the Right Visa

A visa is required to move to Thailand. 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. Some of the visas offered include:

  • Non-Immigrant 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 paradise 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 but 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:

  • Passport
  • 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)

Find the Perfect Condominium in Thailand

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 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 at home easily and comfortably.

If your considering purchasing a condominium in Thailand or have questions about it, please contact us today at +66 93 606 0906.


Phuket Realtor
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.

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