Prospective (Buyers / Renters)

Chiang Mai Map Of Condominiums

This Chiang Mai map is part of Perfect Homes Chiang Mai‘s plan to make finding your perfect condo in Chiang Mai even easier.!  Zoom in on a  location and click on the tab and it will lead you to all out listings for that particular building. Chiang Mai boasts nearly 200 registered condos, many of the ones on the map have two, three or even 4 separate condominium buildings in one...

How Much do Utilities Cost in Chiang Mai?

The main utility bills in Chiang Mai will be for electricity and water.  There are no mains gas connections in Thailand, so if you wish to use gas in your home for cooking you’ll need to purchase propane cylinders.  You will likely also wish to have internet in your home, as well as maybe cable TV.Compared to other parts of Thailand, Chiang Mai is known for being a little bit cheaper overall.  You...

TM30 Explained! You Must Register Any Non Thai National Living In Your Property! (Updated January 2021)

Are You Living In or Renting a Private Property in Thailand to Foreigners?Or simply have a someone staying in your property that is not a Thai national?If so, you need to be aware of a law that has existed in Thailand for quite a while and applies to everyone who provides accommodations to foreigners.While this law has been on the books for years, the enforcement of it has now been expanded to include...

why use a real estate agent to find your property?

There are few greater emotional and financial investments we make in life than choosing a new home. Yet it’s hardly a secret that real estate agents the world over are saddled with a poor public image...though, comfortingly for us, not quite on a par with that of lawyers or used car salespeople! With an almost head-spinning amount and variety of residential properties throughout Chiang Mai, you’d think...

Frequently Asked Questions about Renting a House in Chiang Mai

How much time does it take to track down a house to rent in Chiang Mai? Going it alone in the quest to lease whichever of a detached house, a terraced townhouse/shophouse or a house within a moo baan in Chiang Mai and you could spend an eternity searching fruitlessly! Despite vastly outnumbering condos, houses for rent here aren’t always obvious as such looking from the street, often have a Thai owner...

The Thailand Elite Visa – A Privileged Way to Extend One’s Stay

The Thailand Elite VisaOne of the lasting immigration policies of the Thaksin Shinawatra administration is the “Privilege Entry Visa”, also called the “Elite Visa”.The Elite Visa is a multiple-entry visa, valid for five-years, which can be renewed easily upon expiration. But here’s the caveat: as long as the applicant still holds a valid membership in the Thailand Elite program.Thailand Elite...

49% Foreign Owned Condominium Buildings in Chiang Mai

Most people know of the law that prohibits foreigners owning more than 49% of a condominium building, this relates to the sellable area of the condo.This law was designed to protect Thailand’s property market being bought out by foreigners. There are now many lines of thought in certain locations that it is actually Counter-Productive. Thais can find it difficult to find a Thai buyer, but a foreigner can...

How to pay bills in Chiang Mai – A quick guide!

Not that it’s anyone’s favourite topic but if you’re in Chiang Mai for the long run, there’s no escaping monthly bills!Paying the RENT As soon as you sign a lease agreement and as written in The Ten Commandments for Tenants, you have a legal responsibility to pay the rent in the amount and no later than the due date mentioned in the contract. Hence, settling your rent should be at the very...

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