The Laws Firm Phuket

Obtaining a Full Land Title Deed (Chanote)

If you have been occupying and making use of a parcel of land, but your land doesn't have a Full Ownership Land Title Deed (Chanote), it is possible to obtain one through the following steps.

In case a previously obtained Land Title Deed is damaged, a new document can be obtained from the Land Department as well.

Buying Property as a Foreigner in Thailand

Although restrictive, the Thai Law does permit foreigners to purchase Real Estate in Thailand. There are actually several ways to legally hold ownership that you can choose from, each with its own requirements.

Choosing the right kind of ownership is probably the most important decision after the choice of the property itself. Therefore one should be fully aware of the possibilities as well as their limitations before the purchase.

Using a Thai Official Power of Attorney

When you are unable to be physically present to execute an ownership transfer at the Land Department, you may ask someone to represent you and do it on your behalf. To make this possible and valid according to the Law, it must be done through a Thai Official Power of Attorney.

A Thai Official Power of Attorney is the means through which one person (the Principal) empowers another person (the Agent) to act on the behalf of the Principal, and make such act have the same legal effect as if it was done by the Principal himself/herself.

Property Sale and Purchase Taxes in Thailand

If you are buying or selling property in Thailand, you will be asked to pay taxes when you register the ownership transfer at the Land Department. The total amount to be paid is in fact a sum of several taxes depending on certain criteria.

Understanding how each of these taxes is calculated and which taxes apply, will enable you to approach the Sale and Purchase process in a more confident manner, and avoid unexpected expenses on the signature date.

Divorcing in Thailand

In an unfortunate trend, divorces are becoming ever more common in modern countries, and Thailand is no exception. Although we all wish our marriage to last forever, it would be unwise to ignore what the implications of a divorce would be on your children and your assets.

Whether it is you or your spouse who is looking to divorce, be prepared by studying the rules and responsibilities of each party, as provided by the Laws of Thailand.

Last Will and Testament in Thailand

Losing a family member is always a difficult time, especially if it were to happen in a foreign country. Planning ahead and making a Last Will and Testament for your assets in Thailand will ensure they are shared among your cherished ones without conflict and with the least administrative burden.

Although it seems to be a relatively simple process, such an important document requires being aware of all the basic rules associated with it. Read on to avoid running the risk of making an invalid Last Will.

Working in Thailand as a Foreigner

Thailand offers such a great quality of life that many people look to expatriate and either open a business or find an employer here, in order to enjoy it all year long. The Thai Law not only allows foreign nationals to work in Thailand, it also allows you to live in the country as long as you abide to the rules.

Therefore it is essential to be aware and fully understand which are the rules to obtain and keep the right to live and work in Thailand, by the means of a Non-Immigrant Business Visa, Work Permit, and finally the much sought after one-year extension.

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