Marital or Communal Property in Thai Law

Marital Property

Property of Husband and Wife In Thai law, the property of a married couple is assumed to be marital (communal) property unless it can be demonstrated that the property, or any part of it, is personal property. The Thai Civil and Commercial Code provides the following: Section 1471 Separate Property consists of: Property belonging to either spouse before More...

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Bai Jong (NS-2) - Preemption Certificate
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Bai Jong (NS-2) – Certificate

This certificate grants someone the temporary right to occupy a piece of land.  Preemption Certificates were issued under the authority of the 1936 Land Act with the understanding that they would eventually be More...

Sor Kor 1 (SK-1) - Claim Certificate
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Sor Kor 1 (SK-1) – Claim Certificate

The Claim Certificate, SK-1 or Sor Kor Nung, establishes a claim to land but not actual land ownership.  These documents are largely a product of land reform initiatives.  More...

Nor Sor Sam (NS-3) - Certificate of Use
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Nor Sor Sam (NS-3) – Certificate of Use

The Nor Sor Sam, NS-3 or Certificate of Use, is the least definite Thai land title.  A green garuda appears on the Certificate of Use.  More...

Nor Sor Sam Gor (NS-3K) - Confirmed Certificate of Use
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Nor Sor Sam Gor (NS-3K) – Confirmed Certificate of Use

The Nor Sor Sam Gor, NS-3K or Confirmed Certificate of Use, is almost as good as a Chanote deed.  A black garuda appears on a Confirmed Certificate of Use.  More...

Chanote (NS-4) - Title Deed
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Chanote (NS-4) – Title Deed

The Chanote deed, or NS-4, shows full ownership rights to a piece of land.  Chanote deeds are the most dependable title in the Thai titling system.  A red garuda, or khrut, appears on a Chanote deed.  More...

Or Chor 2 - Thai Title Deed
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Or Chor 2 – Thai Title Deed

Buying a condominium is the easiest way for a foreigner to buy real property in Thailand.  When you buy a condominium, you are buying two things.  First and foremost you are buying ownership of your actual condominium More...

Deeds to Property in Thailand
By Legal Advisor On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Deeds to Property in Thailand

Thailand has been issuing deeds to private real estate ever since the Department of Land was established in 1901.  Over the years, numerous land reform initiatives have resulted in some confusion over who owns More...

coBasics of Thai Real Estate Lawsndo
By Legal Advisor On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Basics of Thai Real Estate Laws

Ownership to real estate properties in Thailand is generally limited to Thai nationals. Foreigners are thus prohibited from acquiring real estate properties in Thailand. Though there are exceptions to this prohibition More...

Buying a Condo in Thailand
By Legal Advisor On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Buying a Condo in Thailand

A foreigner may buy and own a condominium in Thailand. Intended to boost the country’s foreign investment, the Thai government have for some time, gave a leeway for foreigners to own real estate in the country. More...