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  • Thailand News

    Lopburi landlady’s daughter in law locks in tenants over deposit row

    A house owner’s daughter in law in the central province of Lopburi trapped five tenants inside the property after the family failed to pay a tenancy deposit of 2,500 baht. One of the trapped tenants, a 25 year old woman, Siriwan, sought help from police and a rescue team after she, and her husband, were unable to leave the house for…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya police raid reveals 21 Burmese living illegally

    In Pattaya, a police raid led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Weerachai Thinkhamut, Superintendent of the Immigration Police for Chon Buri province, resulted in the arrest of 21 Burmese nationals living illegally in rented properties on Soi Kho Phai. The operation, which took place around midday yesterday, April 24, was instigated following complaints from locals about the disruptive behaviour of the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket car rentals must verify tourist driving licenses

    Phuket’s vehicle rental businesses received a first-hand reminder about the importance of verifying tourists’ driving licenses. The National Tourist Police Commander, Lieutenant General Saksira Phueakam, paid them a visit on Saturday, April 20. This personal visit was part of an initiative to regulate the growing vehicle rental industry in the popular tourist destination of Phuket. Lt. Gen. Saksira embarked on…

  • Retire in Thailand

    Renting vs buying property as an expat in Thailand

    Deciding between renting and buying property in Thailand as an expat can feel like navigating a maze with its own set of rules. With over 25 years of experience living in Thailand, it’s clear that while the country offers a paradise for expats, the property market comes with its unique challenges and regulations. Understanding these nuances is key to making…

  • Business News

    Rental woes: KCar sees slowdown as lending rules put brakes on second-hand marke

    KCar, formally known as Krungthai Car Rent & Lease Plc, anticipates a deceleration in the second-hand car and car rental markets as financial institutions continue to enforce stringent lending criteria. This is attributable to high levels of household debt and subdued purchasing power. Pichit Chantarasereekul, the managing director of KCar, highlighted that banks are increasingly cautious due to the high…

  • Thailand News

    Students offer to sleep in haunted houses for 1,000 baht a night

    Two enterprising students at a prestigious university have found a unique way to earn money: they offer to sleep in haunted houses or where deaths have occurred. Their service aims to resolve the issue of previous tenants moving out due to superstitions and to provide assurance to potential new renters. In the Chiang Mai Rental Room, Chiang Mai Rent House,…

  • Thailand News

    Landlord discovers room filled with garbage and pests after tenant’s two-year absence

    A seemingly pristine rental room transforms into a nightmarish pit of filth and creatures. What started as a routine check turned into a jaw-dropping discovery for landlord Namwan Panadda. Namwan, a seasoned landlord with three decades of dormitory management under her belt, stumbled upon the grotesque underworld hidden behind a seemingly ordinary door. A room, faithfully occupied by a 42…

  • Thailand News

    Affordable housing in Bangkok from 1,950 baht with vocational training offered

    National Housing Authority (NHA) is inviting individuals who aspire to own a house but are not yet ready to purchase one, to visit their Sukhaphat Celebrating Bangkok project. Interested parties can immediately sign a rental contract with rent starting at just 1,950 baht per month. Additionally, the company offers free vocational training. Those adept at trading can immediately reserve a…

  • Guides

    Nestopa: houses for rent in Bangkok

    Everyone needs a home away from home. Whether you’re a tourist visiting the Big Mango for a week or a long-time resident, finding an affordable house for rent in Bangkok not only gives you a place to stay in Thailand but also enhances the way you live in the kingdom. Here are the four considerations you need to take while…

  • World News

    Chinese student profits from booming bridesmaid rental industry, earning up to 1,500 baht per wedding

    A 21 year old Chinese student has made a lucrative part-time career as a professional bridesmaid for hire, having attended over 50 weddings. It’s not her fame that has led to these invitations, but her role as a paid companion for brides. For each event, she earns a starting fee of around 288 yuan, approximately 1,500 baht (US$40), which is…

  • Business News

    Singaporean youth moving back with parents due to skyrocketing rents

    Singapore sees rising rents amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing some young tenants to return to their parent’s homes or face soaring rental fees. Since the onset of the pandemic, the number of Singaporeans and permanent citizens under 35 years old living alone increased from 15,900 in 2019 to 25,000 in 2020. However, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority and 99.…

  • Property

    High-Yield rental properties in Bangkok to invest in 2023

    Bangkok is a bustling city that attracts both tourists and expats. As a result, condos in Bangkok enjoy very high demand. Condos in Bangkok are generally considered to be a high-yield investment opportunity for landlords, as they offer a steady stream of rental income and have the potential for capital appreciation over time. Why Bangkok Condos are a Great Investment…

  • Travel

    Tips for riding a motorbike in Thailand (2022)

    PLEASE NOTE: We’re not recommending that you should ride a motorbike or motorcycle in Thailand but, if you do, these tips will help… Getting around on a motorbike or motorcycle in Thailand is easy enough and, especially in busy traffic, will get you to your destination faster whilst the cars and trucks are plodding along in the traffic. There will be plenty…

  • Ask an Agent

    Top 11 tips for attracting tenants in Thailand

    As an owner of rental property in Thailand, you may want to attract the best tenants for your property and want to get the highest possible yield. The buy-to-let market is very competitive, so attracting tenants to your property can be a challenge. But don’t worry, there are a number of ways you can do to make your property more…

  • Travel

    City Guide: Top 5 co-working spaces for digital nomads in Bangkok 2022

    Before the pandemic shook up traditional workplaces worldwide in 2020, co-working spaces were already popular among entrepreneurs and freelancing millennials. Work from home existed, but it wasn’t the trend it is today. In the post-pandemic era, self-titled ‘digital nomads’ are breaking the age-old workplace routines of yesteryear and are working remotely, rather than in typical office spaces for a 9-5…

  • Property

    How to start hosting on Airbnb

    If you are a traveller, chances are you have checked out Airbnb. And, if you haven’t, it is a great site to find a house or apartment to stay in longer term than a hotel in Thailand or elsewhere. The experience is often favoured as you can feel more at home during your chosen place to stay. Today, Airbnb is…

  • Property

    Thailand’s property market waits for an end to Covid-19

    The Coronavirus outbreak poses challenges for Thailand’s property market as potential Chinese condominium buyers remain stranded in China. Meanwhile, some believe that the outbreak may bring opportunities for non-Chinese buyers and in the long-run, the Chinese may be looking for an overseas refuge in the event of these types of emergencies popping up again Through all this, there will be…

  • Things To Do

    Top 10 things that changed in Thailand during the Covid outbreak

    Things have changed. In some cases they’ve changed a lot and may never be the same again. Many people are suffering as a result of the impacts of lockdowns and the border closures. Entire industries, like aviation and entertainment, have been profoundly affected. Some people are being forced to re-invent their lives as a result. Fears over Covid-19 are causing…

  • Things To Do

    Riding and renting a motorbike in Thailand | Top 10 tips | VIDEO

    Motorbikes and scooters are the most popular mode of transport in Thailand, and most of south east Asia. In many cases, they’re the ‘engine’ for the local economies. Most of them just go and go and go, they’re astonishingly reliable. Getting around on a motorbike is easy enough and will get you to your destination faster, whilst the cars and…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya hotel chases up Chinese businessmen for 7 million in rent

    The Chinese directors of a company, who had rented a 54 room hotel in Pattaya, and not paid rent for 7 months, will now have to pay an estimated 40 million baht compensation to the owners. It appears that the Thai ‘shelf’ company that signed the contract, is still responsible for completing the contract, leaving 2 Thai nominees potentially liable…

  • Covid-19 News

    Tenants bailing out of pricey Bangkok offices amid pandemic

    Bangkok’s high-end office district is looking more like a ghost town as the coronavirus pandemic seems to have many companies bailing out of their pricey office spaces. The increasing vacancy trend of Grade-A office space is expected to continue, possibly until a coronavirus vaccine is in effect, according to managing director of Phoenix Property Development and Consultancy, Surachet Kongcheep. Business owners have…

  • Property

    Major condo developers in Bangkok are looking for rental clients

    As sales have taken a nosedive since last year, major condominium developers in Bangkok are looking for rental clients. As an example, L.P.N. Development, which developed condominiums and houses under the Lumpini brand, is offering newly-launched condos for rent. The company plans to attract tenants by offering lower or slightly lower rents than the market price for a 3 year…

  • Thai Life

    Top 10 tips for riding a motorbike in Thailand (2020)

    Motorbikes and scooters are the most popular mode of transport in Thailand, and most of south east Asia. Indeed, in many cases, they’re the ‘engine’ for the local economies. The 110cc step-thru is ubiquitous. Most of them just go and go and go – they’re astonishingly reliable. Whilst you’re meant to change the oil once a month we suspect most…

  • Crime News

    Car rental scam busted, gang leaders arrested in Phuket and Trang

    PHOTOS: Achadtaya Chuenniran Three people have been arrested separately in Phuket and Trang, south of thailand. They’ve been accused of running a scam, targeting car owners and car rental operators. Police have so far seized 23 out of 40 vehicles the gang had resold. Nine victims made official complaints on August 26 that a gang was renting cars from them…

  • Bangkok News

    Condo residents want action as foreigners flaunt rules on daily rentals

    PHOTO: Manager Online The ongoing issue of condos and rooms being rented out as daily and weekly rentals, illegally, is making headlines again. A group of tenants went to the media complaining that they discovered owners of apartment rooms in their ‘luxury condo’ on Rama IV were contravening condominium rules and sub-letting their rooms. A sting was set up and…

  • Phuket News

    Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

    PHOTO: Patong Police Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week. Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media. Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE. Patong Police report that they…

  • Phuket News

    Four Russian tourists fined in Phuket jet-ski accident

    Four tourists have been fined following a jet-ski accident at Kata Noi Beach. One Russian female tourist was taken to a hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. Karon Police were notified of the incident at 4.50pm yesterday (Monday) at Kata Noi Beach. Four Russian tourists were injured in a jet-ski incident offshore from the beach. The…