Buyer's Guide

Buying Thai property will not directly affect the type of Thai visa you can attain, your visa status will depend upon age, financial status, marital status or employment status, as below.

An over view of the main legal points to be considered during the process of acquiring Thai real estate.

Budgeting for a real estate purchase: Usually the property is being sold through a real estate agency, and therefore the sales costs such as commission is paid by the seller, not you. However, it is standard practice in Thailand for the seller to ask the buyer to share the cost of the taxes and fees imposed, and in some cases this can be a fairly large sum, depending on how long the seller has owned the property, and if they have actually lived in it.