Foreigners are prohibited from owning land in Thailand.  However, foreigners can own the rights to a lease of 30 years with an option to renew two times for a total period of 90 years.  This gives foreigners the rights to the leased land for basically their entire lifetime.    

A 30 year lease can be registered at the Land Department similar to a mortgage or lien.  Registering a 30 year lease gives public notice to any potential buyers of the land that it is encumbered by a 30 year lease.  The actual lease agreement is not recorded, but the important terms of the lease are recorded.  There is also a registration fee of 1.1% of the value of the lease.       

Our 30 Year Lease service includes the following:    

  • Title search.
  • Advise on chain of title.
  • Review and advise on lease agreement.
  • Register 30 year lease at the Land Department.
  • Translate 30 year lease registration papers from Thai to English or Japanese.
  • Correspondence by email, telephone and in person meetings when necessary.