Foreigners are prohibited from owning land in Thailand. However, foreigners can register what is know as a "Right of Habitation". This right of habitation gives a foreigner and their family members the right to live at the property for their lifetime without paying rent.
A right of habitation can be registered at the Land Department similar to a mortgage, lien or lease of 3 years or more. Registering a right of habitation gives public notice to any potential buyers of the property that it is encumbered by a right of habitation. The terms of the right habitations can very and are set out in a written document.
Our Right of Habitation service includes the following: