FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

In Thailand the general fees for a real estate sales transaction are 5% which are paid by the vendor, though fees can vary on a case-by-case basis.

A foreigner can own a condominium outright in his or her own name. Buying a house or villa is a little more complicated, it requires setting up a Thai company which will own the property, with the foreigner in control of the company. We can arrange this for you. It can be done fairly quickly and it is relatively inexpensive.

No. But for a new property there is a one-time charge for the transfer as well as for the electricity and water meters.

Utility costs are far lower than in Western countries.

It is extremely difficult for foreigners, though some developers do offer finance.

Virtually all payments are made by international bank transfer in foreign currency.

Import taxes are quite high, especially on a new vehicle. It is cheaper, more convenient and less time-consuming to make such purchases in Thailand.

Being an international resort by the sea and a very famous and popular tourist destination demand is generally strong, particularly in high season. Obviously, the finer properties in the best locations generate the most interest.