How to rent a house in Thailand

Thailand is one of the favorite travel destinations of people from all over the world. Someone arrives there for a few days off to wallow in the sun before the new working season. Someone decides to leave the gloomy city and move closer to the sea. This raises the question of housing.

Rental of property

Seasoned travelers do not find it difficult to rent a home in Thailand. But tourists arriving in this country for the first time may encounter some difficulties.

You can rent cheap accommodation in Thailand anywhere in the city. If you are interested in the proximity of the sea, then in this case you need to think carefully: the constant influx of tourists can be very tiring. It is best to find a quiet area from which you can always reach the sea on foot or by transport if you wish. If you come for the first time, it is best to rent a hotel for a few days, rent a small moped and explore the nearest areas yourself. It is best to study not only the proposals that are located along the main roads, but also look into the courtyards. Sometimes it is there, away from the roads, you can find an interesting offer that matches the price and quality.

bungalow in the mountains

Search Rules

First of all, you need to decide what you want to rent - a house or an apartment. In principle, both options are good. Choose what you are more used to. However, when renting a house, be careful. As a rule, they are located near a coastal or forest line, and it may happen that when you come home you will find an intruder in the form of a tropical insect, snake or monkey. In addition, when renting a house in Thailand, you should pay attention to some points:

  • Find out the cost of utility bills. The total amount depends on the geographical location and class of housing, proximity to the sea.
  • Check what services are included in the rental amount. It can be cleaning or, for example, a change of bed linen.
  • Internet availability.
  • Check if all household appliances are working: air conditioning, refrigerator, washing machine, small kitchen appliances.

And further. Inspect the walls for mold. This can cause serious damage to health, aggravate allergies. Mold can be transferred to clothing, then it will have to be disposed of. For a long period of time, housing in Thailand in the absence of the above points should not be rented. This may result in additional paid services.

signing a lease

Types of housing

Before you begin the search, it is worth deciding on the type of housing. It can be a bungalow, an apartment, a room or a mansion.

A bungalow means not only the well-known traditional bamboo dwelling, but also small houses with a private bathroom and a bedroom. This is a common tourist accommodation option in Thailand.

thailand bungalow

A separate house or mansion can be rented not only near the coastline, but also in the mountains, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such housing is fully equipped. For lovers of spacious space and privacy, it will be an ideal option. If you want to be in the thick of things in the city, consider a separate apartment.

Room rental is the most popular option for travelers. They have everything necessary for life at an affordable price. As a rule, rooms are rented in the houses in which the owners live.

Housing prices

The cost of housing in Thailand is relatively low. Of course, it all depends on the season, but even at the peak of tourist activity, the spread in prices will not be significant.

So, a small house with a minimum set of amenities will cost from seven thousand baht and above. For travelers alone or together, such a dwelling is quite enough. Typically, these houses are small villages, five to ten houses, so you can meet and invite neighbors for tea.

For luxury homes, landlords ask for twelve thousand baht. For this price you get an excellent two-story house with all amenities, a garden, sometimes even with a pool.

Luxury accommodation in Thailand for a month will cost about thirty thousand baht. In terms of rubles, this is about sixty thousand (1 baht is 2.11 p.). You will spend a month surrounded by luxury. You will have your own pool, parking for several cars, amazing sea views. Typically, these villas are located in mountainous areas. Lovers of peace, tranquility and magnificent views will be delighted.

rental housing

When you check in, remember that utilities and electricity are paid by the tenants themselves, so always monitor the presence of gas in cylinders, the indicators of the water and electricity meters.

Before looking for rental options, decide where exactly you want to settle: in a house, apartment, room or traditional bungalow.

Housing Search Methods

There are several ways to find housing in Thailand:

  1. Specialized sites. On the Internet, a huge number of offers for different tastes and purses. However, this type of search is the most dangerous. Never transfer money without looking at housing and without meeting with the owner. In two accounts, you can run into scammers and remain without money and without housing.
  2. Realtors. The most expensive type of search, since the intermediary takes a certain percentage for their services. In Thailand, there are many agencies that deal with the resettlement of tourists. There are English-speaking companies; Russian-speaking companies also work. Their addresses can always be found on the Internet or social networks. Be sure to read the reviews before contacting them.
  3. Self search. The best option. Experienced tourists are advised to rent a light bike and explore the areas.

Once you have decided - go ahead. There is no need to delay the conclusion of the contract, as the accommodation you like can go to other tenants.

separate house

Underwater rocks

Found the perfect option? Excellent. Now it's up to the contract. Always remember that the landlord or landlord is obliged to provide you with a hard copy contract, where personal data of the owner, tenant, and rental amount are entered. If there is no agreement, make the owner write by hand of him and your passport data, as well as the amount that you pass into his hands. If for some reason he refuses to do this, turn around and leave. It’s unclean. Experienced travelers are also advised to take a receipt for payment of housing for each month, as well as a receipt on how much deposit was paid.


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