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Hua Hin: Two hundred Illegal hotels apply for amnesty

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Hua Hin: Two hundred Illegal hotels apply for amnesty

 

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Talknewsonline reported a local official as saying that more than 200 hotels had applied for an amnesty to continue operating in Hua Hin. 

 

Regulations issued by the Interior Ministry on June 12th gave operators of illegal hotels nationwide until September 9th - next Monday - to apply for an amnesty that will last through until August 2021.

 

Jirawat Phramanee of the Hua Hin municipality said that more than 200 illegal and unregistered establishments had so far applied for the amnesty. 

 

It is understood that such establishments will have two years to comply fully with the regulations or face being shut down for good. 

 

Source: Talknewsonline

 

 

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That's the system in this country, first start a business with a complete disregards to the rules and requirements, most of to enacted to ensure safety and fair trading, operate on the margins of the law for as long as you can avoiding paying taxes and other payments and when your numbers are up you will ask for amnesty... and than people wonders why lawlessness and corruption is rife in Thailand...

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if built without any legal approval they should be demolished, they simply waited as long as possible to ask for amnesty so they could increase their profits. The govt needs to crack down on all the illegal traders/businesses operating in Thailand and hit them with massive fines as well, money is all they understand

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Just now, seajae said:

if built without any legal approval they should be demolished, they simply waited as long as possible to ask for amnesty so they could increase their profits. The govt needs to crack down on all the illegal traders/businesses operating in Thailand and hit them with massive fines as well, money is all they understand

I thought one of the reasons we liked Thailand was because it wasn't a massive nanny state and everyone could more or less do what they wanted?

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4 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I thought one of the reasons we liked Thailand was because it wasn't a massive nanny state and everyone could more or less do what they wanted?

Maybe that is the reason for you to like Thailand, maybe to work or start something also illegal.

A lot of things in Thailand I like and love, except the criminality, illegal stuff, dishonest and lazy police etc.

Even the smog here in the north during wintertime is caused by illegal fires lighted by farmers & compagnies and no police to handle it.

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10 minutes ago, RotMahKid said:

Maybe that is the reason for you to like Thailand, maybe to work or start something also illegal.

I'm elderly, retired and fully funded thanks.

It's poor foreigners that need to work the Thais don't want.

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1 hour ago, seajae said:

if built without any legal approval they should be demolished, they simply waited as long as possible to ask for amnesty so they could increase their profits. The govt needs to crack down on all the illegal traders/businesses operating in Thailand and hit them with massive fines as well, money is all they understand

I think the rooms are so important for tourism so that they can't remove them immediately. There seem to be so many. 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

will have two years to comply

Thats a long LONG time in Thailand and the way things are  going theyll go our of business before anyway

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1 hour ago, seajae said:

if built without any legal approval they should be demolished, they simply waited as long as possible to ask for amnesty so they could increase their profits. The govt needs to crack down on all the illegal traders/businesses operating in Thailand and hit them with massive fines as well, money is all they understand

How about  illegal govts  though?

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20 minutes ago, Beggar said:

I think the rooms are so important for tourism so that they can't remove them immediately. There seem to be so many. 

They changed the hotel laws afterwards and started enforcing them after decades, i wouldn't blame the thai hotel guys for this too much...

It's like the tm30 rubbish, suddenly it gets enforced, prolly both of that because of the hotel mafia - they don't want competition.

 

Most of these laws are absolute rubbish, for example you need a parking space of x squaremetres if u have x rooms... while you have no <deleted> guest that arrives with a car anyway, same stupid rule on the island where we have a house - but cars are not even ALLOWED ON THE ISLAND... it's this kind of non sense thats the real issue

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

I'm elderly, retired and fully funded thanks.

Me too....

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I'm building a hotel at the moment. I don't have the exact numbers handy but I suspect that we made a few million baht worth of changes (most fairly random) to comply and receive the hotel license. Once we have the hotel license we are well and truly on the record and required to pay taxes.

 

I would be quite unhappy if the amnesty is granted tbh.

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6 minutes ago, Bassosa said:

I'm building a hotel at the moment. I don't have the exact numbers handy but I suspect that we made a few million baht worth of changes (most fairly random) to comply and receive the hotel license. Once we have the hotel license we are well and truly on the record and required to pay taxes.

 

I would be quite unhappy if the amnesty is granted tbh.

Good luck, i also had to do a <deleted>ton of changes to our layout, glad we did it before we started. We've frozen it now to see what happens first.

 

But look on the other hand, these are like 30 yo hotels and they are simply impossible to change, i mean theres some absurd rules about the size of stairs and all that <deleted>, the amount of greenspaces etc - that's all stuff impossible to change.

 

Register as a hotel, pay taxes, fire safety, building safety, first aid kits, traind and background checked personal etc - THAT KIND OF STUFF all makes sense and i can totally agree to it, but most of their weird rules are just insane rubbish

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So possibly 200 hotels that probably have never done TM30 reports for their tourist guests.. 

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6 hours ago, seajae said:

if built without any legal approval they should be demolished, they simply waited as long as possible to ask for amnesty so they could increase their profits. The govt needs to crack down on all the illegal traders/businesses operating in Thailand and hit them with massive fines as well, money is all they understand

None were build without any approval , most were built with residential approval but later turned into a hotel.

 

whole saga is absolute nonsense , already being said hundreds of times .

 

all the “illegal” are legal to rent monthly but illegal to rent daily .

 

all 200 can not get their affairs in order because they do not have and can not get hotel license .

 

even all those that manage to comply with all the silly ruler like green zones , they come to a dead end of initial construction approvals.

 

if something is illegal then it should be illegal for all uses , not illegal for daily but legal for monthly .

 

safe for monthly but illegal for daily 

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