kun Tam wrote:freehold land and house better than 30 years lease. but please check first before you buy house you must get this 2 document that you own land and house.
HHCanuck wrote:I agree with many posters rent first. One of the hazards of buying in developments or condos is the neighbors. I have lived in a couple of developments (especially with a high Thai owner ratio) where your house becomes almost worthless. The developments starts off nice however many people stop caring for their property nor follow rules. Thais in particular like to buy a house, fix it up then invite friends and family for the blessing ceremony. After that they don't spend a penny in up keep. Eventually you are surrounded by homes that look run down and trash everywhere. You will be also required to pay a yearly maintenance fee. Some developments actually get maintained others don't and there is nothing you can do about it (a quick search on Google will enlighten you).
Thailand also doesn't have effective planning laws you make consider building a free standing home outside of a development however no matter what the land owner tells you a pig farm or bar may be built next to you. Fighting Thais is never a win for a Farang. Rent until you are well certain of the area you want to live. Like others have said be prepared to lose your investment Thailand isn't the West.
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