Settling down in Bangkok seems to be a challenging quest. However, finding a place to live is a fairly simple process. There are numerous choices available that match your budget, taste, and lifestyle. Bangkok, the city of angels, is also known for its warm hospitality, cultural landmarks and exotic street food. There is a wide range of accommodation types that offers flexible contracts.
Serviced apartments have similar facilities and services as hotels. They provide fully furnished, electrical appliances, cutlery, crockery, linen, and other amenities. Like hotels, most serviced apartments offer bill-inclusive cleaning service, water bills, and electricity bills.
The unit type varies from studio rooms up to three bedrooms. Most serviced apartments have a compulsory minimum stay of 1 month. The standard minimum rental period for privately-own condominiums is 1 year period. Moreover, in terms of pricing, serviced apartments are undoubtedly a better option than a hotel, if you are looking for accommodation for longer stays. Kimpton Maa-lai, Oriental Residences Langsuan, and 137 Pillars are one of the top serviced apartments with unique style and charisma.
Condominiums are multi-ownership, multi-unit buildings where units have been bought by individual owners. Property managers of the building are generally responsible for the management of the common areas such as swimming pool, fitness, multi-purpose rooms, etc. Owners are responsible for the maintenance and repairs inside their own unit. There are several newly built condominiums in different parts of Bangkok, including Central Lumpini, riverside, main Sukhumvit. The range varies from affordable units to high-end ones such as The Monument Thonglor, Saladaeng One, 98 Wireless, and Banyan Tree Residences Bangkok. However, some condominiums are leasehold units where the leasehold term is up to 30 years at the maximum, according to Thai Law. Some of these include Four Seasons Private Residences, The Residences at Sindhorn Kempinski.
Houses and Townhouses
Unfortunately, foreigners are not allowed to buy houses or land in Thailand. However, short term and long term rental agreement with the owner is allowed. Apart from the properties in Bangkok, popular property developers are also building houses in Bangkok and suburban areas such as Nonthaburi, Samut Prakarn, and Pathum Thani in recent years. Vive Bangna, Nanthawan Rama 9, and Burasiri Pattanakarn.
Purchasing, renting, or leasing a property is a big decision. No matter which property type you and your family decide to live in, it is best to check and compare it with other properties before signing the contract. It is recommended to do research on the neighborhood such as transportation, restaurants, schools, and hospitals.
Asher Property Editor