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Koh Samui: German says he paid 800,000 baht to operate his unlicensed villa

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44 minutes ago, Baerboxer said:

 

Perhaps he used to work for VW, Audi or Siemens 🙂

Right on.

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There has to be better property investment options in the third world than Thailand.

Why do Europeans come here and invest money in a country most know little about.?

Can this German speak, read and write Thai? Can he read documents.

Thailand's insane property and business laws/regs kill off hundreds of unwary and lovesick farangs every year.

If this guy upsets some army brass in the South... look out.

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Don't know why but I found this story very very funny 🤔😋

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50 minutes ago, Baerboxer said:

 

I disagree. He would need serious money to acquire land and build a luxury property like that. He wouldn't get that sort of money by being naive and gullible.

 

I know quite a few guys who are exceptional in their field and amassed a fortune with this despite being naive and not very detail oriented on the business side. Sadly I also have seen some of them moving out of their comfort zone once they left their home country where they had diligent finance and legal people at hand to help with this shortcoming. 

 

It sometimes is incredible how naive these very bright guys can be and how they trust vultures who have put a mark on them. No doubt he had advice on his doings here and yes, it was terrible and costly. Hope he will get a chance to rectify his situation and and that he has learned his lesson. 

 

I agree with you on him not understanding the big picture and the number of violations listed underlines how clueless he seems to be running a business here

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stupid stupid stupid, cant believe he thought he could get away with it.

plus never never ever trust a Thai, deserves all he gets and then deported, then the

lucky authorities get a free business, nicely done. wonder how many others have been

set up like this brainless guy. once again never ever trust a thai.

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most ppl posting here do not seem to have a clue what is going in Samui at the moment but everybody has a super clever comment to make where most are bs.

 

e.g. you cannot get a hotel license for a rental villa....

 

Wether the guy is stupid, naive or unlucky does not really matter in this case. Just see it as a case and try to understand what it is all about. 

 

It is getting more and more serious here as businesses struggle so now some pp try to find ways and means to make money bcs usual income went. Is just that the farang do not have the money that they are asking...and much much more to all that

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32 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Sorry, what does the Nor Sor 3 mean in the context of this story?

 

You can not build a house for purpose of living in it. 

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4 hours ago, huberthammer said:

Missing building permits and licenses are not something that will just go away.

When I  built  my properties a  check with the head of  village produced the response "no permit or licence needed as 3km from a main road", also confirmed with the local land office.

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4 minutes ago, Hank Gunn said:

Sorry, try again. That was adjudicated in Japan against a Japanese national, not Thailand, under anti corruption laws similar to those in the US and other “developed” countries.

 

Also, even the “non-corrupt” price for a building permit is more than 20 baht, so please don’t comment on things you don’t know about.

 

With regards to my wife’s concerns, if you knew the crap she and her family have gone through with the Thai courts you’d understand. Also, I’d trust her knowledge of Thailand and its culture (warts and all) over a self-righteous, farang, Thai apologist.

Yup.

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Man, if i had that kind of money that is so far from the type of thing i would be doing with it. I do not know how some if you guys do it. It seems like a single Thai gets a wild hair up his arse and your business could go belly up over night, even in the best case scenarios. 

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Ok i might understand that hotel license thing as it might make sense to him it's not a real hotel but HOW ON EARTH can u build a building without a building permit?????

 

Especially as a german where you are used to all this paperwork anyway that's just plain stupid 

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Still, the locals were probably pissed that he was undercutting their prices for comparable offerings.

Yeah  they really  don't  like competition the whole country is a  "closed  shop"

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

So it seems he's got two different places, a larger and a smaller one.... The larger one offered for $187 per night seems to be the name mentioned in the OP article here.... Best World Vision below on the right...

 

Still, the locals were probably pissed that he was undercutting their prices for comparable offerings.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/105303953

 

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Hmmm......  have to wonder....

 

 

Snake  oil plain and simple.

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