Buying a property in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand

If the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is one of your favourite cities to visit, why not consider buying a property in Chiang Mai for a long term residence? Chiang Mai, nearly 700 kilometres (450 miles) north of Bangkok, is Thailand’s second city. It is attractively sited on the banks of the Ping River and lies in a fertile plain partially surrounded by forested hills. Founded in the 13th century, Chiang Mai is one of the country’s oldest settlements and manages to retain much of its separate cultural heritage along with a leisurely old-world charm.
Chiang Mai’s population is about 1.5 million, not too large and not too small to enjoy an active live. If you have children, there are 3 international schools registered in the city and 2 international schools located in the hills nearby. Whether you are going to work here for one year or longer, just enjoy a long vacation, or live here after having retired, Fazwaz Ltd. is an established real estate agent in Chiang Mai, situated to help you find the right place to rent or buy.

buying a property in Chiang Mai
Condominiums: Foreigners are allowed by Thai law to own condominiums outright.

Properties and/or houses: The purchaser must be a Thai citizen. If you wish to own property, then we suggest you to contact our legal consultant before any decision.

RENTING A HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI: So, here I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the clients who have availed themselves of our services during this time. By doing so, they have given me the chance to learn so much through meeting people from all over the world who have come to live for a while in northern Thailand. I think it will be useful for anyone who is thinking of renting a place locally for the first time if I describe how things works here, which may be very different to what you are used to back home.

First of all the system of listing houses with agencies is not on an exclusive basis, so you may find the same property being offered by more than one agency. Next to avoid misunderstandings please explain in detail the location and type of premises you are looking for, before making any visits to potential properties.

buying a property in Chiang Mai

Let’s now look at the usual terms of the rental contract. When renting property through an agent, the original contract you receive will be in Thai, along with an English translation. Normally, the minimum term is for one year, although occasionally one for six months can be negotiated. The deposit will be for either two or three months rent in advance refundable within six weeks of your vacating the premises. So, I hope you will find some or all of the above information useful if you are thinking of renting a house or an apartment here. Should you like to know more, please don’t hesitate to email me at the agency. The houses and apartments shown here are just a fraction of our large selection. Please contact me directly with your requirements, and I’m sure we can find the right choice for you! Please read our Questions section. If you have a question not answered there, don’t hesitate to contact me.