First off, not everyone in Thailand is going to get out of his or her way trying to rip you off but it is important that you are aware of your situation and know how to cover yourself, especially if you are a newcomer.
Advantages of renting: It is easier to change location, perhaps you don’t like the location, you want to be closer to the beach, or your visa is expiring soon and you need to leave
Before you decide to rent a condominium, house or apartment, here are a few simple checklists. If any of them fail, you might want to look for another place.
This is just a scratch of the surface to give you some insight of what to expect when you want to lease or buy land in Thailand. Again, foreigners are not allowed to buy or own land, foreigners can only lease them.
This part of the article is written for people who have put away a decent amount of savings in their bank account and now seek to make an intelligent investment. It is also for people who want to settle down in their favourite Thai neighborhood to start a life, or people who want to retire here, or people who simply want to have a holiday residence.
Before arrival: Ask other travelers for reference. For example, if you’re traveling to Chiang Mai City, go on Facebook and do a quick search for Facebook groups on Chiang Mai and join the group.
Yes, I know it’s the law that restricts foreigners owning land outright, but why is that? By the way, this is not just Thailand that restricts foreigners from owning 100% of a land; this applies to many other Asian countries as well.
Many foreigners often contemplate the possibility of owning a land in Thailand. Quite frankly, foreigners owning land in Thailand is impossible and cannot be attained by any means, even through an American-owned Amity Company.
Thailand has several different types of accommodation where visitors can stay and live. They can cost as little as ฿200 THB ($6) per night for a shared hostel or dorm room, or as much as ฿10,000 THB ($300) per night for a 5-star luxury hotel next to the beach.
The Kingdom of Thailand is a vast and diverse nation that has a little bit of everything. To make the most of your time here, you can visit a city like Bangkok, travel to the southern islands in Phuket or the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, and to the North East to the Isaan region or to the cooler temperature of the north in Chiang Mai.