When you buy a property in Thailand you get so much more than bricks and mortar. The Thai lifestyle is world famous for the world class hospitality of its people, beaches and culture , and whether you intend to spend a few weeks or most of the year here, we are sure you'll fall head over heels for this fantastic place and friendly people in theplace they call 'The Land of Smiles'.
After all, this is the place where the sun shines for 365 days a year. Where you can stroll along a golden beach, take in breathtaking mountain scenery by playing a round of golf on a championship course, go on a shopping spree, and dine under the stars - all in one day.
As for the food, well if you've ever visited Thailand you'll know it's fantastic. It's also incredibly healthy and this, along with the fabulous climate, abundance of outdoor activities and efficient healthcare system, makes living in Thailand the ultimate lifestyle choice
We could talk about how amazing life is out here all day, but we know you're bound to have lots of questions about the practical stuff. What are the schools like? Do you need to learn the language? And how easy is it to get around?
Our useful factsheets are a great place to start. Or read abouthow other people found their place in the sun with our customer case studies.
Check out our library of factsheets, packed with essential information
If you want to get a picture of what life in Thailand is really like, take a look through our library of factsheets. It's packed with useful information on everything from taxes to taxis.
If you can't find what you're looking for here, check out our guide to buying in Thailand or give us a call - we'd be happy to share our experiences of life in the sun. We all live in Thailand, and many of us have moved here from other countries, our kids go to school here and we can give you first-hand advice based on our own experiences.
Stories about buying and living in Thailand from HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN customers
HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN Customers: Ted & Pat Perry
Where and whatthey bought: Town House in Avenue 88, Hua Hin
Their dream: A holiday home for the family to enjoy
"Like most people who decide to buy a property abroad, we had been visiting Thailand for quite some time on holiday and enjoyed the friendly relaxed atmosphere, the warm sunshine, the diverse and ever-changing scenery of inland Thailand and the interesting history of the country. It was this aspect of the Thai culture, rather than the warm sandy beaches, that made us want to spend more time in the country than just two weeks break whenever we could get away.
Having made the decision of where we now needed to find out how. Being a little cautious we decided to go to a well-known local agent in the UK that we knew who also advertised Thai properties. It was through them that we were put in touch with HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN. We had already booked a two-week holiday in May so we made arrangements before leaving to meet up when we arrived in Hua Hin. We were picked up from where we were staying the next morning, and here began our relationship with HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN.
That morning was a whirl of information, sitting in HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN.s very pleasant cool offices drinking coffee - several I seem to remember! We were introduced to John who was to take us to look around the area. A Thai lawyer who spoke perfect English gave us advice on anything to do with the legal side of buying a property. Yes, there was a lot to take in, but after an hour or so we were much clearer as to exactly what buying a Thai property entailed. In many ways it wasn't that different to the UK . It wasn't at all scary - a good English speaking lawyer, recommended by HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN, came with us on the day we took over the town house to sort out all the legal paperwork and explain what was being said and done.
Now it was time for the part we had come for, a tour of the areas we had chosen, and some we didn't know about, looking at various houses and condominiums for sale. I seem to remember it only
took two days exploring before we decided on a new build, completed but only just released for occupation, at Avenue 88. It came complete with ample size swimming pool and parking for two cars, plus great mountain views. There were a few minor hiccups along the way, but nothing that HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN couldn't resolve.
We do speak a little Thai but are not so hot on the written side. However, we found no problems at all as everything was taken care of by our lawyer, and if he wasn't available then there was always someone else who could speak English to answer our questions. We had to return to the UK following our purchase, but we were kept updated on the progress of the sale and any forms that we had to complete were sent through on our computer, which we could download and return.
After all the buying processes had been completed and the town house was at last ours, we still had to furnish it! We needn't have worried as we were introduced to Karen from the HOT PROPERTY HUA HIN Homecare department, who has been a tremendous help in knowing the right places to go to buy things like furniture, curtains and bedding. And because we didn't have a car out in Thailand she kindly took us around all the different shops, and even spoke for us if we were a bit out of our depth when trying to order things. Because it was a new building Karen sorted out such things as getting the water and electricity connected to the town house in our absence, and also liaised for us with the local on-site representative if any problems came up during the takeover. This Homecare Service has been a tremendous help in getting things sorted, and also in giving us huge peace of mind.
Now that our town house is fully furnished we and all our family and friends are looking forward to spending some happy and relaxing times there. Hotels are ok but there is nothing like being in your own home, wherever that might be."