Author: Desmond Hughes

Rental Programs – Magic Trickery Risk and Reward

People who buy property to let it stand empty either have too much money; didn’t study even a chapter of economics; are possibly money laundering or underestimated the oversupply of condominiums in the market they are investing in. With the trust in bankers at an understandable low, based on the often proven fact that fund managers can’t outperform robot trackers but still happily take their fund ...

What do potential Thai property market investors think about?

Having been on the property expo and seminar circuit for many years, it never ceases to amaze me that I don’t bump into other legal professionals who promote that they have ‘spoken at many leading property expos and events’. It seems these days that there is license to completely invent experience and knowledge by clicking the ‘edit’ button on a Linked in Profile, and just typing away. Whilst on t...

Top 5 legal tips for condo buyers in Thailand

One of the most commonly read or spoken summary of foreign ownership of property in Thailand is along the lines of “Foreigners can buy a foreign freehold condominium in their name”. At this sentence, many foreign investors switch off, and assume that the rest of the detail provided by the author may be legal mumbo jumbo or a thinly veiled attempt to win their business. In fact, there is quite a lo...

Top 5 critical legal steps for Thai property investment

There is just so much information overload and contradictory information on the Internet, in printed glossy magazines, newspaper advertorials and directly from the mouth’s of agents; lawyers and friends that crystallizing the main legal steps to invest in Thailand whilst also analyzing the commercial aspects can be difficult. Having guided thousands of investors comprising individuals and co...

First step in buying a Thai property, the reservation agreement

Whilst you browse the properties you are interested in, it is worth giving some thought to the fact that ‘reserving’ a property will have different connotations depending on the legal jurisdiction you are in. Even if you are an experienced real estate investor, and may have bought and sold many properties in different countries, Thailand does have its own unique set of rules, and in relation to re...

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