A major point of contention for many foreigners wishing to take up a more permanent residence or invest in Thailand are the real estate laws here. While foreigners can own free-hold condominiums in Thailand, it is very difficult for most non-Thai nationals to own land outright, with the one exception requiring a considerable investment. As a possible alternative, some look to executing usufructs or superficies.
Class action lawsuits are coming into the fore in Thailand as more groups of plaintiffs take advantage of the amended Civil Procedure Code.
Although many people may see class action lawsuits as nuisances or money grabs, especially in the litigious United States, there are legitimate benefits to allowing people who suffered similar damages to group together to sue for relief from the courts.
Starting 1 May 2018, landlords in Thailand with five or more residences to lease must comply with new lease regulations (link in Thai) announced on 18 February 2018 under the newly amended Consumer Protection Act. While these new lease regulations do not apply to dormitories and hotels, they do cover residential leases, such as for condominiums, apartments, and houses.
Although most people want to keep a romantic aura around marriage, a pre-nuptial agreement may be the stabilizing factor needed to ensure a strong relationship. Pre-nuptial agreements in Thailand are much like those in other countries, but with a few differences.
With so many beautiful locations in Thailand, it’s no wonder that it’s a popular wedding destination. Getting married in Thailand is a relatively easy process, even for foreign nationals.
Foreign business licenses are no longer required for certain non-trading foreign entities in Thailand, allowing for easier establishment of representative and regional offices.
Thailand’s amended Computer Crimes Act (CCA) came into force in May 2017. While the new law addresses some of the intricacies regarding the interaction between parties that create and disseminate information and those who provide the services to facilitate them, there are those who feel the amended CCA is still somewhat broad.