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Hi all I need some advice.

 

I have a condo 12 month lease expires 16th august 2019. Planning to leave this week. (6july) which is a little over a month early. 

 

I paid 2 month deposit (16000)

Have not given notice yet. As I do not believe the deposit will be returned at all. The condo is immaculate no danage etc. I'm even leaving additions items such as storage that is useful. I will video and photo all of this before I leave 

 

 I have not paid the last 2 months rent.

Agency has been useless no repairs done. Emails ignored. Very rude. 

They didn't notify immigration of a foreigner living here and refused to pay the charge of 1600. 

 

They have contacted me today as they noticed the rent hasn't been paid and have threatened to call the police if not paid immediately.

 

I am willing to pay the days I've stayed that are not covered by the 2 months they already have which is around 4400 but have not informed them of this. 

 

I want to know what the chances are of them calling the police or me having any issues for my final month travelling around Thailand or if I returned in the future? 

 

Thanks for any helpful advice. 

 

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Why wouldn't you just talk to them? They have threatened the police and you do have a 12 month lease. Means it needs to be paid unless they are understanding. Explain it. Not worth t he running.

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We - me and wife - had to leave without a lot of  notice and even though our contract had expired and we were just paying monthly, we lost all our 2 months deposit. No notice and things that were 'suddenly' found wrong being claimed, and these were what we thought were good thai landlords. rent a place in Thailand , figure on getting zilch back when you leave.

 

As for the police. can;t see it happening. If the police arrested every person that did not pay their rent the cells would be overflowing - mostly with thais

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19 minutes ago, ThomasThBKK said:

they cant call the cops, it's a civil offense...

Nonsense. there was a case a few years ago that a couple of guys could not leave Thailand for a few years as they had allegedly done some damage to furniture. Cost them thousands.

Where do go you if you cant call the police for a civil offence? 

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They sure can call the police. I once had a hotel bill issue that popped up while I was leaving at 2 AM to head to BKK for my early morning departure flight.  The hotel staff was on the phone right away, the hotel security guard, albeit all of 85 pounds was holding onto my bag and blocking my way out, etc.  Civil matter or not, they call the cops, or the military for everything.  The results, whether completely legal or not, (this is Thailand) may not be to your liking. He who has the might has the right

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12 hours ago, emptypockets said:

Nonsense. there was a case a few years ago that a couple of guys could not leave Thailand for a few years as they had allegedly done some damage to furniture. Cost them thousands.

Where do go you if you cant call the police for a civil offence? 

yes sure mate... i guess people on running out visa should damage their furniture then they can stay in thailand indefinitely.

 

The rental law is part of the Thai civil and commercial code.

They will have to file an Eviction case, this includes formal reminders beforehand to the tenant. They have to give him a deadline in written form.

How an eviction is done is explained here: 

 

 

If after eviction damages are unpaid for you have to pursue a litigation case.

 

However since last year, the whole thing got way more complicated for commercial landlords: https://www.thailand-property.com/blog/new-thailand-rental-laws-4-things-need-know

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2018/03/08/new-rights-renters-thailand-shock-landlords/

 

 

Leases can also be broken if there's an acceptable reason given with a 1 month notice, i am not sure why op didn't try that - it's just stupid, bankruptcy might be an accepted reason.

 

Have fun getting a tenant arrest for not paying his bills because he can't, not going to happen anywhere in the world without a court order.

 

12 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

They sure can call the police. I once had a hotel bill issue that popped up while I was leaving at 2 AM to head to BKK for my early morning departure flight.  The hotel staff was on the phone right away, the hotel security guard, albeit all of 85 pounds was holding onto my bag and blocking my way out, etc.  Civil matter or not, they call the cops, or the military for everything.  The results, whether completely legal or not, (this is Thailand) may not be to your liking. He who has the might has the right

 

Because this is straight FRAUD, nothing todo with rental laws in Thailand...

this is part of the Thai Criminal Code and totally unrelated!

 

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Under the same Thai Criminal Code, any person who orders or consumes a food or a drink or stays in a hotel, knowing that he has no capacity to pay for such shall be punished with imprisonment for a period not to exceed three months or a fine of not exceeding 500 Baht or both.

 

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15 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

they cant call the cops, it's a civil offense...

How long have you been conducting business in Thailand? Police here are eager to get involved when there's any opportunity to turn a coin.

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Either pay them or move out tomorrow night.

 

Try another city.

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