When you are looking to purchase a home, condo, villa or apartment in Thailand, it is important that you know the process of property title transfer. This will help you avoid any potential legal pitfalls.
The first step in the process is to find a real estate lawyer who will be able to provide you with reputable advice and protect your interests during the buying process. Having a lawyer with you in the purchase of your Thai property will give you peace of mind and ensure that you are protected from any unexpected issues and possible legal risks.
A lawyer can assist you with all the aspects of a property purchase including; reviewing and approving your contract, ensuring that the property is not subject to any government regulations or restrictions and making sure that you are aware of all the requirements prior to purchasing your Thai property. Having a Thailand lawyer by your side will also make the buying process much smoother and easier for you, which is why you should always seek out this professional assistance before committing to a purchase of any sort.
Once the property has been bought, you will then need to prepare a few documents to transfer the ownership of the property into your name. The most common of these is a Land Title Deed, but there are other types of title deeds that you can choose from.
You will also need to have a valid foreign exchange transaction certificate and a Foreigners’ Land Rights Certificate issued by the local land office before the property can be transferred to your name. These documents are required for any purchase of a condominium in Thailand.
After obtaining all of the necessary documents, you will then need to take them to your local land office and register the property into your name. This is a legal procedure that can only be performed by the local land office and not by any other government agency.
The Land Department is a government agency that handles all of the issues related to real estate in Thailand. They are responsible for the registration of property, issuing title deeds and regulating the land topography.
It is very important that the correct documentation is presented to the Land Department and all of the relevant information is correctly submitted. Failure to do so may lead to costly delays and even a refusal of registration of the property.
When you are ready to proceed with the transfer of your property, you will then need to present the following documents:
– Land Title Deed (Land Certificate) – this is the most common document used for real estate transactions in Thailand. It is a clear and secure document that will show who owns the land.
The land deed will have the title holder’s name and address on it as well as any previous owners who are still named in the deed. This will be a valuable piece of paper for you to keep as it will serve as a reference for all your future real estate transactions in Thailand.