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Does this law apply when you have 5 properties anywhere ?

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Hello,

 

I would like to know if this law applies when you have 5 properties for rent anywhere (different condos, villas, etc) or if it applies only for blocks of at least 5 units in the same building ? Because my landlord charged me 2 months deposit but they do have more than 5 units for rent but in different locations and I would like to know if I can sue them criminally or only civil.

 

http://www.thailawforum.com/new-thai-lease-law-empowers-renters/#:~:text=Thailand's%20new%20Lease%20law%20came%20into%20effect%20on%20May%201%2C%20208.&text=The%20new%20law%20prevents%20landlords,the%20landlord%20was%20actually%20billed.

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Afaik anywhere. But if you try to sue him you will probably notice that he has only 4 properties, another 4 in his wife's name, and 4 in his child's name and so on ...

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Landlord possibly charged 1 month deposit and 1 month rent in advance.

 

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Your grasping at straws now, how do you know he has 5 or more

properties,and if he has how could you prove it.

regards worgeordie

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5 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

It must be me?

OP was happy to sign a contract under the terms requested but now is not happy. So why sign in the first place?

First of all I don't who my landlord is so I don't know if it's you or not. When I rented I told my agent I should pay just 1 month of deposit if they have more than 5 properties which they replied they don't. Funny thing is I found out they do, so it was misleading information from the start and with the new law can land the landlord in jail. Now I don't like doing stuff like this but they refused to refund my deposit for dubious reasons, nothing to do with how I left the unit. So if I have no choice but to explore all my options.

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6 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

Landlord possibly charged 1 month deposit and 1 month rent in advance.

 

My document states it's was 2 months deposit and 1 month rent in advance. This is illegal if the landlord has more than 5 properties which she do.

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where in that article does it say the landlord needs to own at least 5 rentals for this to apply ?

Surely the regulations apply to all landlords,
or do you have another source for info ?

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2 minutes ago, innosiem said:

where in that article does it say the landlord needs to own at least 5 rentals for this to apply ?

Surely the regulations apply to all landlords,
or do you have another source for info ?

Applies only to people with 5 properties yes, a bit annoying to have 2 sets of laws.

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1 minute ago, JohnnyBKK said:

Applies only to people with 5 properties yes, a bit annoying to have 2 sets of laws.

do you have a source ?

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16 minutes ago, innosiem said:

do you have a source ?

Link above The new safeguards are amendments to the Consumer Protection Act and apply to landlords leasing out at that lease five or more residential units.

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24 minutes ago, JohnnyBKK said:

My document states it's was 2 months deposit and 1 month rent in advance. This is illegal if the landlord has more than 5 properties which she do.

A legally binding document that you willfully signed.... or did the landlord have a gun to your head.

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8 minutes ago, JohnnyBKK said:

Link above The new safeguards are amendments to the Consumer Protection Act and apply to landlords leasing out at that lease five or more residential units.

thanks, not sure how i missed that paragraph🤦‍♂️
personally i always refuse anything more than a 1 month deposit,
i tell them i got no issue paying X extra months rent in advance, take it or leave it
this will usually sway the landlord to accept it

big problems that remains here (and many other countries) and probably the cause of issue
is landlords are not required to keep deposits in separate bank accounts
they just see all money coming to them as theirs
which is why i never pay more than 1 month deposit
as i know there is no guaranty the landlord will have MY money spare when i leave.
But yeh as others pointed out, you signed the contract.
but deposit also should have been returned to you within 7 days.
 

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