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Winning Condo Investments in Bangkok’s Cooling Market?

A cooling and cloudy forecast for Bangkok’s Property market, has caused jitters through the market. Investors are sitting on the sidelines, many wondering if the Capital’s exuberant property prices are due for a correction. Are there really any opportunities in this uncertainty? Yes and no, careful due diligence and caution is important right now, as no one really knows where…Read More

5 Breathtaking Bangkok Riverside Residences

Following the grandiose and glitzy launch of “Icon Siam”, dubbed Bangkok’s most luxurious (…and expensive) mixed-use luxury mall; the Bangkok Riverside lifestyle has been propelled into the spotlight, attaining new levels of hype and appeal! Brimming with culture and history, the banks of the Chao Phraya has maintained its majestic and nostalgic retro-chic environment. Traditionally the riverside, attracted old-fashioned and…Read More

3 Economic Factors Disrupting Bangkok Property in 2019

New Year, new start! …Despite the celebratory optimism that usually accompanies the start of a new year, property investors will have to grapple with some new realities in 2019! Market conditions have shifted, especially when compared to last year early-2018; with headwinds and volatility in the horizon, smart money will need to tread carefully. Knowledge is power, especially in Bangkok’s…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

Banking on Chinese Property Investors?

Bangkok’s Property Developers and Agents are bracing themselves for a quieter and more tepid market in 2019. Following years of growth and momentum, the Capital’s leading consultancies are forecasting a slow down in the general market. Local Thai demand an important market usually driving new projects and resales, is slowing after years of relentless new launches and developments. On top…Read More

Bangkok Rentals: How much Security Deposit should you be Paying?

A frequently asked question, that is often the hot topic of discussion on local expat forums and Facebook groups: 1. Should I pay 1-or-2 Months Security Deposit for my Rental Property? The short answer, there are two standards in Bangkok: Either – General Standard: 2-Months Security Deposit Or – New Law (Made Effective on 1st of May 2018): 1-Month Security…Read More

Getting Around Bangkok: Public Transport Options in the City!

Bangkok is the economic and geographic heart of Thailand; as a result of its importance, the city has gradually transformed into a sprawling urban jungle. Everything moves at frenetic speed and all the coming-and-going, colors and sounds can inevitably dazzle and confuse a new comer! The hustle and bustle of the city come with a few downsides, with veteran expats…Read More

Bangkok Property: Market Outlook & Investment Strategies 2019

Going into 2019 an article of this nature, may come-off as out-of-touch with reality and borderline misrepresentation. Indeed, overlooking the tepid outlook of Bangkok’s property market would be denying the obvious. Residential property will face numerous headwinds going into the New Year, with numerous indicators of this trend already flaring up sporadically in the press. Some highlights include: – The…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

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