Landlord Guide

Why is my Bangkok Condo Not Renting?

“You’ve studied the Bangkok market, consulted with real estate professionals and using personal experience you have carefully selected a savvy property investment; however, despite all this, it’s been a long wait and your property is still vacant…” If you are reading this, you’re probably having a hard time finding a tenant! Bangkok is undoubtedly Thailand’s economic and commercial heart. Local…Read More

Bangkok Landlord: Dealing with Difficult Tenants, Late Rental Payments and Evictions

The single biggest concern of any landlord in Bangkok is the possibility of coming across a bad tenant who doesn’t pay the rent! While not common, late rental payments by absent-minded tenants or full-scale rental defaults leading to evictions do happen from time-to-time. Landlords are often caught unprepared by these unwanted events, leading to an uncomfortable situation of conflict and…Read More

Landlord Guide: TM.30- Notifying Immigration about Foreign Tenants?

Do landlords in Thailand need to notify Immigration if they rent to foreign tenants? Short answer is yes! When renting to a foreign national, irrespective of the length of stay (I.e. 1 Month or 3 Years) it is the responsibility of the landlord to notify Immigration. This affects both Thai and Foreign landlords, who are required to notify authorities within…Read More

Overseas Bangkok Landlords: Benefits of Property and Tenancy Management Services?

Making money, investing in Bangkok Condos is a straightforward process; simply rent the property out, benefit from rental income and after a few years resell at a profit. As a result of this simplicity, investors often rely solely on factors such as “price per square meters, rental yields and capital appreciation potential” to make investment decisions. Naively ignoring the possible…Read More

Bangkok Landlord Guide: 5 Common Condo Management Issues!

Owning rental properties in Bangkok can generate profitable and above all stable returns for savvy investors. However despite the rewards, rental investments can quickly spiral out of control especially if the rental management process is not carefully handled by the landlord! Tenants and general maintenance issues can often consume time, effort and financial resources turning rental portfolios into potentially stressful…Read More

The Aftermath: New Rental Law in Bangkok FAQ

Initially announced over 2-months ago, the “New Rental Law” is now in full effect. The discrete announcement by the Contract Committee of the Consumer Protection Board, was followed by a raging storm of confusion, disbelief and general uncertainty by the general public. This hot button topic, that inevitably pits the landlord community against renters, has been a popular talking point…Read More

New Thai Rental Law: What to Expect?

A mix of confusion, panic and general widespread disbelief has spread amongst landlords and apartment operators in recent weeks, with the announcement of the new Thai Rental Law. This new set of regulations was announced in the Royal Gazette on Feb 16 and will come into effect on May 1st of this year. Thus leaving the Thai real estate industry…Read More

Is it legal to Airbnb Condos in Thailand?

With its global presence in a total 65,000+ Cities, 191+ Countries and a total of 3+ Million Vacation Rentals, Airbnb is a phenomenon taking Thailand by storm! The simplicity of the turnkey service is proving incredibly attractive for condo landlords looking to generate extra-income. However Airbnb’s disruptive business model has placed it in direct opposition with several stakeholders notably the…Read More

Bangkok Property Management Options for Overseas Landlords

It may come as a surprise for many overseas buyers to discover that Property Management as a turnkey rental service, is a relatively new business concept for condo landlords in Bangkok! The vast majority of buy-to-let investors in the Capital are overwhelmingly Thai and they often tend to shy away from Professional Property Management Services for the following reasons: They…Read More

Basics of a Good Rental Agreement

In most cases, if you are a Landlord you will engage the services of a Property Agency to find a Tenant for your property. The issue is that there are hundreds of Agents offering their services in the Capital and standards of service vary massively! More importantly, there is no standard Template Rental Agreement with some Agencies providing a 2…Read More

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