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'Usufruct and Real Rights'

'Usufruct and Real Rights'

Real property rights under Thai Law

The rights of usufruct, superficies, habitation and servitude in Thailand...

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Featured 'Thai Condo Law'

Featured 'Thai Condo Law'

Buying and owning a condo in Thailand

Transation of the Thailand Condominium Act...

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Featured 'Buying Thai Real Estate'

Featured 'Buying Thai Real Estate'

Real estate laws in Thailand

Buying a home in Thailand, legal ownership options for foreigners in Thailand...

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Featured 'Thai Inheritance Laws'

Featured 'Thai Inheritance Laws'

Obstacles to Inheritance by Foreigners in Thailand

Last will, succession and inheritance law in Thailand... 

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Featured 'Thai Contracts'

Featured 'Thai Contracts'

Contract Samples

Thai contract sample and template agreements in Thai English...

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Featured 'Land Ownership Laws'

Featured 'Land Ownership Laws'

Land Title Ownership Deeds

The land title deed system, various land qualifications and land ownership...

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Featured 'Lease Leasehold Laws'

Featured 'Lease Leasehold Laws'

Residential lease agreements in Thailand

Lease contracts in Thailand are governed by the lease agreement and...

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Featured 'Construction in Thailand'

Featured 'Construction in Thailand'

Construction law in Thailand

General information regarding building and owning a home...

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Thailand has similar property laws and regulations as western countries as the Thailand Civil Code is based on the mainland European civil law system and copied aspects from common law countries. Thai property laws are considered western. What makes buying real estate in Thailand different and more complicated for non-Thai nationals is that Thai land laws prohibit foreigners from owning land making it impossible for foreigners to obtain outright ownership over land and house in Thailand.

Thai law (lawyer) selection: the Thailand Penal or Criminal Code is the body of laws relating to crimes and offenses and the penalties for their commission in Thailand. Read the full translation of Thailand Criminal or Penal Code on samuiforsale...

Thailand restricts and prohibits economical areas and business categories for foreigners primarily in the Foreign Business Act (A.D.1999). Under the Foreign Business Act (FBA) foreigners are prohibited from engaging in most business categories in Thailand, unless an alien business operation permit has been obtained from the Director-General of the Department of Commercial Registration with the approval of the Foreign Business Committee. Separate laws control foreign ownership of land as well as such activities as banking, insurance, finance and shipping.

BUY, SELL, RENT, OWN AND MANAGE A CONDOMINIUM IN THAILAND - legal topics for expats. What is a condominium, buying a condo, who can own a condo, transfer tax, inheritance, management of a condo, leasehold comdominium, sale and purchase and more. Practical legal questions, Thai lawyer answered. Just scroll down to a subject and click read more...

The Thailand Civil and Commercial Code (ประมวลกฎหมายแพ่งและพาณิชย์) is the main body of laws that deals with the legal affairs and rights of private persons (natural and juristic persons). It contains areas such as family law, inheritance law, contract law, property law, corporate law, commercial law and more. The general rule in Thailand is codified and works from the top written law down.