FAQ

Welcome to the FAQ section of our website, below are a selection of the most frequently asked questions concerning the purchase of real  estate in Hua Hin.  If you have a specific question not already answered below, please feel free to get in touch via the “Contact Us” section.

A : Hua hin has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Thousands of people come to hua-hin on an annual basis to enjoy the wonderful weather, lovely beaches and fantastic food.  Substantial investment in the area, including a planned high speed rail link, new roads, airport expansion have added to a significant increase in property prices over the last ten years.

A : In Thailand, Land is measured in Rai, Ngan and Wah.

1 Rai = 4 Ngan (or 1600 Sq.m.)

1 Ngan = 100 Wah (or 400 Sq.m.)

1 Wah = 4 Sq.m.

1 Acer = 2.5 Rai

1 Hectare = 6.25 Rai

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A: We strongly recommend that you use a lawyer when purchasing property in Thailand . We can recommend an independent lawyer to ensure your property purchase goes smoothly

A: Normally, a foreigner cannot own land in Thailand, however, there are ways for a foreigner to acquire land or property, either by setting up a Thai Limited company, or ownership of land via a Thai spouse.

A: Yes. Either, leasehold on a 30 year renewable lease, or freehold using either of the above options.

A: Yes.  Any foreigner can legally own a condominium in Thailand, provided the units in the development are at least 51 per cent Thai owned.

A: Yes. Nationwide Approach Properties offer a full rental management service.  However, monies from rental income could be subject to tax and can only be paid into your Thai bank account.  We recommend that you take independent legal advice to clarify your tax liabilities under Thai law.