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A warning to all new people in town: beware of the bogus property agent!

IT's currently a sellers' market in Krabi, as demand for property far outstrips supply - especially the legitimate and quality supply - of houses. Rising prices also seem to be attracting an increasing number of brokers, usually foreigners, who set themselves up as "experts" and sell land and homes to fellow westerners.

While these people might not necessarily be trying to scam you, should they run into trouble later down the line (mainly through ignorance of the law etc.), the buyers then have no recourse, as the foreign 'agent' is not registered as a property dealer under Thai law, nor has a work permit for this type of business.

When entering into negotiations about any property in Krabi, then, do not be afraid to ask to see the credentials of the people you are dealing with. A business card, or advertising brochure is not enough. If they are genuine agents, they will be happy to show you documents giving permission to operate as a real estate firm, as well as valid work permits for any foreigner working within that company (take a copy and have them translated). If they cannot, use them at your peril: if anything should go wrong (and there is plenty that can!), you stand to lose everything you have invested in your dream holiday home.

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Intro to your property rights
UPDATE! Your new property rights as a company owner
Land titles 101
The price of land in Krabi
Krabi Property Clinic: your questions answered

Common pitfalls when buying real estate in Krabi
Beware of bogus agents!

Where to buy your home: a guide to the different areas
The Krabi holiday home checklist
Self-build or off-plan?
Focus on Had Yao: Krabi's next big thing?

Design tips from a Krabi architect
Creating a modern Thai-style interior
Planning a tropical garden
Should you install a swimming pool?

Renting a house in Krabi: a guide to the different types of houses available, prices, and where to look
Long term hotel stays

Case study: retiring to Krabi
Expat life in Krabi
(Practicalities for the long-term resident)

Expat testimonials: moving to Krabi - how was it for you?

Homes and land for sale and rent in Krabi

Krabi property news - new developments, infrastructure etc.

Krabi Property is not a real estate agent - we do not sell houses, land, or property of any kind, nor are we affiliated with anyone who does. We provide the only honest and independent information about the housing scene and the legal process of property purchase in the Krabi area, because we are not trying to sell you anything. Though you will find listings of Krabi villa projects and developments on our site, these are paid for as normal advertising and we do not receive any commission or kickbacks for sales. Finally, we regret that we cannot provide help for individual customers; those interested in property purchase should contact our advertisers directly, not us. More about us.


More from our partner sites - for your complete guide to Krabi Province:
Your Krabi (Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Railay and the mainland coast)
Phi Phi Islands Guide
Lanta Islands Guide

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