Real Estate

New 101 villa luxury property heading to Mai Khao, Phuket

New 101 villa luxury property heading to Mai Khao, Phuket

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Global hospitality group Melia Hotels International has signed a new 101 villa luxury property in Mai Khao, Phuket. The developer of the property is the Phuket Villa Group. Each of the hotel villas feature private pools. Slated for 2021, the group will enter the Phuket market with an exclusive luxury resort on the idealic […]

Phuket’s Grand West Sands Resort – massive makeover

Phuket’s Grand West Sands Resort – massive makeover

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One of Phuket’s largest integrated hospitality resorts, the Grand West Sands Resort and Villas is underway on a massive makeover drive. Aligning with Hong Kong’s Langham Hospitality Group, the hotel offering is being split into separate four and five star offerings. The top end hotel will be renamed to Langham’s Cordis brand with 198 villas […]

Why selling property too fast is bad business?

Why selling property too fast is bad business?

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One of the most common mistakes by property developers in hot markets or with premium properties is the misconception that a fast sell-out is good. It’s often hard for real estate sales people whose mantra follow’s the ABC’s (always be closing) to understand the big picture, or more importantly the […]

Residential leases unlocked – Do the the regulations apply retroactively?

Residential leases unlocked – Do the the regulations apply retroactively?

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Last week, we spelled out the key conditions to come into effect on May 1 after a raft of changes were introduced in a Notification under the Consumer Protection Act (1979), which regulates residential rental contracts of structures structure (for example, houses, apartments, and condominiums). Where the notification applies will […]

All change in rentals: New laws provide more protection for lessees

All change in rentals: New laws provide more protection for lessees

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PHUKET: On Feb 18, Thailand issued a notification under the Consumer Protection Act (1979), which regulates leases of residential structures, including houses, apartments and condominium. Pursuant to the notification any person or company that leases five of more residential structures (with some limited exceptions) is considered a residential structure “business […]

MontAzure marks construction milestone for twinpalms residences MontAzure in Phuket

MontAzure marks construction milestone for twinpalms residences MontAzure in Phuket

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PHUKET: The developers of MontAzure, the upscale residential resort community on the west coast of Phuket gathered in Kamala with the joint venture partners to celebrate the completion of the main structure at its unique beachfront condominium development, Twinpalms Residences MontAzure. Designed to take full advantage of its unrivalled oceanfront […]

Laguna launches Dhawa Phuket branded residences

Laguna launches Dhawa Phuket branded residences

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Leading island developer Laguna has launched Dhawa Phuket branded residences at the main entrance of the integrated resort. Featuring one and two-bedroom apartments, the entry level pricing starts from 4.9 million baht. Dhawa is a new brand of the Banyan Tree group that also operates Angsana and Cassia properties. Buyers […]

New building regulations target Phuket hillside developments

New building regulations target Phuket hillside developments

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Phuket New building regulations that quietly came into immediate effect in mid-December have introduced more restrictions on hillside developments while making it simpler and quicker for smaller developments to be granted building permission. Issued late last year by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), the comprehensive new regulations, […]

5 property checks buyers mysteriously overlook in Thailand

5 property checks buyers mysteriously overlook in Thailand

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In many countries, once a decision to purchase a property has been made, a deposit paid, the parties should be able to sit back and handover legal matters to their lawyers, and concentrate on admittedly stressful practical matters such as furniture removal, checking boilers / heating / air conditioning systems […]

Phuket’s new Environmental Rules hit island development

Phuket’s new Environmental Rules hit island development

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A new set of guidelines that quietly come into law late last year are set to alter the state of real estate  and hotel development in Phuket. The revised regulations were issued by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and apply to Phuket Province. Perhaps the most significant amendment […]