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Hi,

 

I hope I’m posting this in the right section.  I couldn’t find a specific section for non visa related legal matters.

 

I live in Roi Et province with my wife.  I’m giving her money to build a house on some land she bought a few years ago.  I’m 54 and she’s 46.  I’m thinking ahead to what happens if she were to die before me.  The most likely thing is that I’ll go first, but if she were to die before me, I would want to have the legal right to stay in the house as long as I needed to.  I know that I can’t own the land/property, but I read that a 30 year lease might be an option.  Does anyone know a good lawyer either specialising in property law or with good experience of property law who could help me with the legal side?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Cheers, Paul

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There are a lot of good firms out there, Siam Legal is one of the most high profile, bit expensive I think , but they know what they are doing.  We have used them for a couple of issues we needed to get sorted and that worked out okay.  Find them on google .  Ah, I just see that Kwasaki has posted a link . 

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2 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

There are a lot of good firms out there, Siam Legal is one of the most high profile, bit expensive I think , but they know what they are doing.  We have used them for a couple of issues we needed to get sorted and that worked out okay.  Find them on google .  Ah, I just see that Kwasaki has posted a link . 

Thanks, I did already get a quote from Siam Legal.  As you say, they are good, but extremely expensive because they don’t offer fixed rate fees.  Siam Legal’s fees were coming out at somewhere between 100,000 - 200,000 Baht (or possibly more).  I’m hoping I can find someone who’ll do it on a fixed rate basis.

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As you are in Roi et this would be better placed in the Isaan forum for local knowledge and input.

 

MOVED to Isaan forum

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1 minute ago, Paul52 said:

Thanks, I did already get a quote from Siam Legal.  As you say, they are good, but extremely expensive because they don’t offer fixed rate fees.  Siam Legal’s fees were coming out at somewhere between 100,000 - 200,000 Baht (or possibly more).  I’m hoping I can find someone who’ll do it on a fixed rate basis.

Oh that is expensive.  You can do it cheaper than that. My second advice is something we do for more minor legal stuff.  We have a local qualified lawyer, a young chap trying to make his way, who does minor work on producing legal documents. He does Thai and English, so you can deal with him directly.  Not sure where you are, but this chap operates from an office in Nong Bua Lumphu and is of course contactable regardless of where you live.  he is Mr Natthawut Niyomlao,  Registration Number: 249/2548.  His phone number is : 0872183377.   Good luck.

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@Tanoshi may be able to provide you with some good advice on the issue you are facing.

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29 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Oh that is expensive.  You can do it cheaper than that. My second advice is something we do for more minor legal stuff.  We have a local qualified lawyer, a young chap trying to make his way, who does minor work on producing legal documents. He does Thai and English, so you can deal with him directly.  Not sure where you are, but this chap operates from an office in Nong Bua Lumphu and is of course contactable regardless of where you live.  he is Mr Natthawut Niyomlao,  Registration Number: 249/2548.  His phone number is : 0872183377.   Good luck.

Thank you so much.  That’s excellent.  Really appreciate the help.

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Try Isaan Lawyers. Sebastian Brousseau.

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2 hours ago, Paul52 said:

Thank you so much.  That’s excellent.  Really appreciate the help.

I strongly suggest that you use a Thai lawyer, not a farang lawyer who practices Thai law.  I have found that too many of them do not know the system well enough, or the documentation accurately enough, or speak and read Thai fluently enough, to ensure that you get what you want and what is correct in all aspects.  There will be exceptions to this of course, but my experience has told me to stay clear of farang lawyers, unless you are dealing with a very big law firm. who employs both farangs and Thais. 

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You need to do two things.....

1, arrange a usufruct on the property which gives you the right to stay in the house for the rest of your life.

2, get your wife to write a will leaving the house to you. You will then have one year to sell the property or put it in another Thai persons name.

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@Paul52

 

Siam Legal and Isaan Lawyers are both to far away and expensive.

 

Lots of English speaking Thai lawyers local in Roi Et.

You need an usufruct which protects your right to remain in the house in the event of your wife's death.

You don't need a lawyer to draft a Will either, very easy to do yourself.

If you need translations, I can give you information on that as well.

 

I live in Roi Et city.

Send me a PM.

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