Many foreigners who have visited Thailand decides to move there full-time and want to buy land to build a house on. But buying land in a developing country, where the government doesn’t favor foreigners, you need to be careful before signing any purchasing agreements.
In this article, I explain how you can buy land in Thailand and about the most common title deeds used.
Can foreigners buy land in Thailand?
This question is a bit tricky and needs a couple of paragraphs to explain.
Yes, you can buy and control land through different local setups, but you can’t generally own land as a foreigner. Thailand, like many other countries in the region (except for Malaysia), has protective regulations towards foreign ownership.
If you live in Thailand, speak the language and have a Thai spouse, things become a bit easier though. In total, you have four different ways to buy and control land, which I will explain more about now.