May 3, 2011

Thailand Legal Basics: Land Systems, Rules, and Regulations

Tilleke & Gibbins

Land ownership in Thailand may be individual or shared with other Thais. Any Thai national may purchase land in the Kingdom. Land issues are governed primarily by the Land Code B.E. 2497 (A.D. 1954); Land Reform for Agriculture Act B.E. 2518 (A.D. 1975); Land Development Act B.E. 2543 (A.D. 2000); City Planning Act B.E. 2518 (A.D. 1975); Condominium Act B.E. 2522 (A.D. 1979) and its amendments; and Rules Relating to Land Allocation B.E. 2535 (A.D. 1992). Land regulations are determined by the Ministry of Interior.