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Property owners instructed to report foreign tenants

On September 7, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Landlords and properties owners were instructed to report any foreign tenants renting their accommodations within 24 hours in the wake of capturing suspects responsible for the deadly Erawan Shrine bombing, and amidst some long-planned regulation breaks aimed at spurring tourism and welcoming the AEC. In fact, the law to report…

What are condotels in Thailand?

On September 3, 2015, Posted by , In Pattaya,Tips and Guides,Uncategorized, By ,, , With No Comments

What are condotels? Condotels uses the ownership structure of a condominium with the option of operating it like a hotel. The ‘condo’ half allows you to buy and own units as an outright property investment while the ‘hotel’ half allows you to put them up for rent under the building’s…

Small rental improvements you can do without upsetting the landlord – by Smooth Decorator guest writer

Living in a rented place usually means you have little control over making the place ‘feel like home’. Unless you are blessed with having a truly liberal landlord who put an effort in decorating, which is rarely the case, you might feel stuck. However, this does not mean that you…

Bangkok’s Subway System for Starters

Bangkok’s subway system lets you live in a less expensive part of midtown, provides access to downtown Bangkok and takes you to some useful places that the skytrain doesn’t. Mass Railway Transit (MRT) The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) officially opened in 2004 and is operated by separate government entities than…

List of Pinball Machines in Bangkok

Life-sized games of art you can play, the instant gratification of lighting up a target, striving for perfection or just showing off to the ladies – just some of the reasons behind our fascination with pinball machines. For the expat staying in Bangkok, here is a list of pinball machines…

Furniture designers to look out for – by Smooth Decorator

Guest writer Derek Lotts from Smooth Decorator tells us what Furniture Designers to look out for: Solis Betancourt This Puerto Rican-born designer has always tried to integrate architecture and interiors in his works, showcasing designs which walk a fine line between function on one side and proportion and harmony on…

Land Transfer Fees up 25% in 2016 – Thailand

Another reason to buy this year.  If rising property prices weren’t enough, land transfer fees will increase by an average of 25% effective January 2016 adding to buyer’s bottom line. In Thailand, land transfer fees are 2% the price of the land – the appraised value of land as judged…

Skytrain for beginners – Traveling Bangkok made easy

Extremely handy for getting around Bangkok and cheap, the skytrain will let you explore the city, grant you independence and a blessing to live by, especially for foreign visitors.     Bangkok’s Mass Transit System (BTS) The skytrain system in Bangkok is simply referred to as ‘the BTS’, short for…

Government approves 6-months multiple-entry visas for Thailand tourists

  August 6, 2015.  Thailand has approved the extension of multiple-entry visas to 6 months up from 3 months, doubling the amount of time visitors are allowed to come and go out of Thailand. Multiple-entry visas for tourists will expire if re-entry stamps are not acquired after a 90 day…

Lighting Guide: Interior Lighting Fixtures

On August 4, 2015, Posted by , In Tips and Guides,Uncategorized, By ,,, , With No Comments

Lighting Guide: Interior Lighting Fixtures *Guest author David Lotts from Smoothdecorator.com shares his lighting guide on FindYourSpace Blog. When renovating and decorating your rental properties, maybe the most important element of your plan is the right lighting since it can make or break your interior design. The secret to good…