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SURVEY: Is it time to let foreigners own land?  

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There has been some discussion of the possibility of loosening the restrictions on land ownership.   In your opinion, do you think it is time for foreigners to be allowed to own land?   Feel free to post your ideas, including conditions and restrictions you think should apply.

 

For further reading:

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220094-easing-restrictions-on-foreign-property-ownership-in-thailand-a-good-idea-says-leading-industry-figure/

 

 

 

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I can see it now: “Welcome to South China (formerly known as ‘Thailand.’”)

If living here legally, then yes.    At the very, very least, if you buy a house, you should also be allowed to own the land it's built on.   

Why not.. you cannot take it with you when you leave, it's always going to be Thailand, ....I don't complain when wealthy Thai's buy very expensive property in my country, they can buy anyth

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Most countries allow foreigners to own land, why not Thailand?

 

Of course , there must be some conditions attached, like above a certain selling price.

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21 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

Country by country, the UK is the biggest foreign investor in Australian farmland, owning 10.2 million hectares, followed by China with 9.2 million and then, each owning two or more million hectares, the US, the Netherlands, the Bahamas and Canada.

Moot point really as the Crown owns all the land there anyway. 

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Interesting......in English law (at least), there is no such thing as "ownership" of land.......you only have certain rights conferred through freehold and leasehold laws.....back to bed.

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10 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Moot point really as the Crown owns all the land there anyway. 

 

Yep, ya screwed if there is a coal seam gas company wants to come dig holes in your backyard !!

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1 minute ago, Surelynot said:

I think you can own the house....just not the land it sits on.....you just need a chairlift and pulley system to get to the house.

 

House is not much good to me if it is not planted on a block of land.

 

I'd be happy with a 99-year Crown lease though.

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For once, I think the thai laws... are natural, efficient, and coherent with the human history, psyché and behavior.

 

And as a westerner, I would add : it's us who have lost the... plot (No pun intended)

 

It's our ideology of "openborders", of "a country is a hotel", of "globalism" that destroys everything.

 

To welcome a foreigner is good. And it's practised since the dawn of times. But... he should remain a foreigner. A guest.

 

The land can not be shared. You can only invite foreigners onto your land.

 

This idea is not racist, nor bigotery.

 

On the contrary, it is deeply modern.

 

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20 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Moot point really as the Crown owns all the land there anyway. 

Meaning ?

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Probably would benefit single people.

 

Those that are married already have a say on the land purchased when married with "Sin Som Rot".

 

If anything goes wrong with the relationship the law is there to protect.

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1 minute ago, Ralf001 said:

 

no such thing.

I'm suggesting that single people who aren't married to Thais who have lived and worked in Thailand for 10 years should have the right to the privilege of owning land and having equal rights as a local. It's just a suggestion. A person married to a Thai who has been living in Thailand for five years should also get those same rights/privileges.

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