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Illegal hotel operators in Hua Hin warned to register within 30 days

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Illegal hotel operators in Hua Hin warned to register within 30 days

By The Nation

 

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Some 170 illegal hotel and resort operators in Hua Hin have been warned to register and obtain licences within a month or they could face jail or a fine.

 

Thanon Phanpipas, Hua Hin district chief, said the operators of unlicensed hotels and resorts must register within a month from May 16 or they would face a maximum jail term of one year and a maximum fine of Bt20,000 plus a daily maximum fine of Bt10,000.

 

Thanon said he has been informed that owners of some 170 houses, pool villas and apartments have been using their premises to provide hotel services without seeking licences.

 

The district chief said the unregistered services could be substandard and would affect Hua Hin’s reputation as a tourist destination. It could also affect national security as the operators would not report foreigners staying at their places to immigration officials.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30369496

 

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nobody likes AirBnB apart from the users and the owners. I wonder why?

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How about many of the guest houses and small hotels register first?

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7 minutes ago, rubik101 said:

nobody likes AirBnB apart from the users and the owners. I wonder why?

Well, 

 

If you own a house, you should be allowed to rent it how you want. It's not their business. 

 

If you share a premise with other tenants in a condo or gated community that's of course not the case. 

 

They should keep out of this and enforce that people pay taxes on ther income instead. 

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anyone know how you go about registering a house?

 

we want to convert one of ours for minimum 1 week stays for high season

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, KittenKong said:

From what I've seen of Hua Hin they do actually seem to be quite strict there. It's about the only place in Thailand I have ever stayed in where they always take a photocopy of my ID. They are also very strict about bar closing times and other such rules, at least from what I've seen. So maybe they are equally strict about small guest-houses being registered?

 

I like Hua Hin and I like the way it seems to be run. I dare say residents will see it from another angle though.

As a Hua Hin resident, I see it the same way. 

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Illegal hotel operators in Hua Hin warned to register within 30 days

Included those are built and operate on the public beach?

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Register where and for what? Hotel license takes 2-3 years to receive . Criteria to be approved can not be met . 

 

So what or where they should register ?

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45 minutes ago, d2b2 said:

As a Hua Hin resident, I see it the same way. 

+1........:smile:

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18 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

Well, 

 

If you own a house, you should be allowed to rent it how you want. It's not their business. 

 

If you share a premise with other tenants in a condo or gated community that's of course not the case. 

 

They should keep out of this and enforce that people pay taxes on ther income instead. 

I disagree, it is unfair competition to hotels. If the house has the same regulations as a hotel then it would be a fair playing ground now it is not. Hotels pay for licences, need certain levels of safety ect. That is just not the case of renting out a house. So renting out a house short time like a hotel should not be allowed. Monthly stuff is different of course.

 

Its the same as you can't just open a business wherever you want there are rules and zones. 

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6 minutes ago, robblok said:

I disagree, it is unfair competition to hotels. If the house has the same regulations as a hotel then it would be a fair playing ground now it is not. Hotels pay for licences, need certain levels of safety ect. That is just not the case of renting out a house. So renting out a house short time like a hotel should not be allowed. Monthly stuff is different of course.

 

Its the same as you can't just open a business wherever you want there are rules and zones. 

In theory you are right in Thai reality far from it. For hotel license , premises must have 2 stair cases but for rooms for rent ( 30 days rentals) not required. 

 

Hotel must be certain distance from

the road and other buildings but room for rent not required .

 

hotel must have parking space , room for rent not required.

 

so who is more likely to have a vehicle ? 1-10 day tourist or someone who lived perm.

 

its ok for someone to burn if staying for 30 days as oppose to someone staying for 3 days?

 

the whole Thai licenses rules are completely and utterly illogical 

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Nice to see that the effort to remove the illegally encroaching beachside restaurants has gone so well.

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19 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

If you own a house, you should be allowed to rent it how you want. It's not their business. 

Actually it does become their business when you change the use of your premises from your residence to rental and don't apply for the correct operating licence & follow the daily procedure for reporting occupants!

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I disagree, it is unfair competition to hotels. If the house has the same regulations as a hotel then it would be a fair playing ground now it is not. Hotels pay for licences, need certain levels of safety ect. That is just not the case of renting out a house. So renting out a house short time like a hotel should not be allowed. Monthly stuff is different of course.
 
Its the same as you can't just open a business wherever you want there are rules and zones. 
That's all regulated in the hotel act.

It excludes small houses with less than 5 rooms and 20 sleeps.

They are still going after them, they are still ignoring their own laws just to <deleted> with these people.

How can a house even have the same regulation, it's a house not a hotel.
It's a completely different thing.

There's no service, no food, you just live like a local in someone's elses flat.
And yes a hotel needs to hire some slave workers from myanmar todo the laundry, in an airbnb you just do it yourself.

It's not the same to stay in a manhatten hotel compared to staying in someone's flat in Brooklyn when exploring NYC.
2 completely different experiences.
There's nothing wrong to rent a seaview villa on ibiza north with your friends for 2 weeks instead of staying in a chicken box on playa den bossa where it's loud without any privacy.

Most countries don't care about any of these and hotels there are doing fine.



You have to pay taxes too on the income.


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