It’s easy to see why people want to buy property in Thailand. The country is not only popular for its beautiful beaches, culinary delights, and glimmering temples but also for its business and investment opportunities. In the past two decades, there has been an influx of foreigners buying property in the Land of Smiles.
Generally, foreigners are only allowed to purchase condominiums. However, there are alternatives available to foreigners who want to buy commercial property and even land in Thailand. The most common option is to set up your own Thai Limited Company. However, many people also choose to enter into a long-term leasehold with a Landowner. Even when you don’t own the land, you can own the house or structure on it with a leasehold.
Here is the summarised steps and procedures you must follow when thinking about buying property in Thailand. The Thaiger and our partners are here to help you with your questions and uncertainties.
We will support you from selecting the right property in the right location, suiting your budget and needs.
You need to know the legal process for purchasing property in Thailand, a lot of the work can be done before hand or by an agent.
Verify before you do a contractual agreement, ensure the seller has a valid and legitimate title.
Since you make the deposit, the seller will reserve the property for you and start drafting the purchase contracts.
Double check the terms and conditions of the contract before sign the documents and transferring your name to the department of land.
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You can buy various types of properties in Thailand. However, have we categorised them into two main types: commercial and private property.
If you have a company in Thailand or working with a local partner, you can buy any kind of commercial real estates, such as office buildings, resorts, hotels, industrial real estate, and retail stores.
With our partners, we can give you the best recommendations that fits your needs and budget, who can also advise you about ownership regulation, current market conditions and many more.
Thinking about buying an apartment, condo, house, or even a villa in Thailand? We can definitely help you. Technically, you can only buy condos as a foreigner in Thailand. However, there are numerous ways to acquire other kinds of property in the country.
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What you should buy will depend a lot on your lifestyle, preferences, and your priorities. On a price per square meter basis, landed property often provides tremendous value; there is also the added bonus of having more control over the land and the house. Condominiums cater to many international investors because of their convenience and versatility. On the other hand, it will severely limit refurbishments, renovations, general privacy, and control due to their communal existence.
There are other services you may want to check out to ensure you will get full support for your business in Thailand.
Accounting is part of every successful business. Our accounting service can help you calculate and prepare tax returns. Consultancy and advisory, bookkeeping, as well as audit and assurance are also included in the service.
The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is a government body to encourage foreign investment in Thailand. Being certified by BOI can give your business a range of benefits. We can help you with your BOI registration so you can be certified by BOI.
Before you purchase a property in Thailand, it is important that you define your primary motivation. The whole process, from choosing the right property to the actual purchase itself can be different depending on the reason you want to buy your property.
The Thaiger has a specialised team for investors who are looking for the best return on investment with the best projects across the country. It is common for such projects to provide a guaranteed return of 5 to 8% over a 3-5-year period.
Thailand is an excellent location for a holiday home, which you can use as your own private place to relax or to invest. For anyone wanting to gain a rental income while enjoying an amazing holiday, this is the way to be.
For those who want to rest and enjoy the country’s nice environment and low cost of living during their retirement years, Thailand is the place. It is one of the most cost-effective retirement destinations in the world. Access to excellent healthcare and a wide expat community in Thailand are other benefits for retirees.
It very common for people who just want to work and have property in Thailand. We can help you find the best property to suit your lifestyle.
We all know that Thailand is famous for its natural beauty, glimmering temples, and delicious food. But today, more and more people are coming to the Kingdom, not only to relax on its beaches but also to make investments in various business areas.
Thailand is experiencing significant growth, supported by foreign demand, public investment, domestic consumption, as well as a rapidly growing population and exports. Its fast-growing economy has made it an attractive destination for foreigners to invest in the country. It is considered one of the best options for foreign investors as it offers a liberal economic policy, a skilled workforce, and a strategic location. The Thai government also strongly supports foreign investments into the country.
Having a direct deposit from your home-country bank account to the developer’s bank account is standard practice (and sometimes preferred) for freehold land. Ensure you fill out and collect an International Transaction Form from the developer’s bank after completing the move. But it even more comfort you if you have a Thai bank account.
When purchasing real estate in Thailand, you’ll come across a few words related to land dimensions that you might not be familiar with: 1 square wah= 4 sq. meters, 1 ngan=400 sq. m, and 1 rai=4 ngan or 1600 sq. meter.
The Transfer Fee is 2% higher than the property’s appraised value. Over the reported sale value or appraised price, there is a 3.3% business fee. Stamp duty is 0.5% of the sales price.
Withholding tax varies depending on whether the seller is a business or an entity. In addition, there is stamp duty and a special corporation fee (SBT). This varies depending on the transaction and is normally addressed in advance. Developers and consumers typically divide fees 50/50.
If you’re buying from a developer or a private owner, the answer to this question can vary. To legally remove the unit from the market, a deposit is required first, which is normally between 1% and 2% of the overall price.
Of course, but you can’t own the land which it’s built on. The building may legally be owned and registered under your name.
Yes, you can purchase the land from a corporation. You have to own 49% of the company, while the remaining 51% is owned by a Thai national.
Foreigners are allowed to own freehold condominiums under Thai law. A foreign buyer must be able to enter Thailand legally in order to purchase a condominium. They must demonstrate that the funds used to purchase the condominium were sent from abroad. The minimum amount of foreign currency that a foreigner must bring to be eligible is at least equal to the condo’s purchase price.
Yes, the property tax is currently 12.5% of the annual assessed rental value of the property. If the individual owner lives in the property, no tax is due.