How to rent a house in Thailand? Part 2.

Thus, from the last part of the article, you learned about all the pitfalls of the rental process in Thailand. It’s time to find out, how is it to rent a house in the country. And it can be done in three ways: through a local newspaper, through a local real estate agency or through independent research. Consider each of these methods in more detail.

Search rental housing through the local newspaper
As the name implies, the essence of this method is to purchase a local newspaper there and finding the best one for life. For example, in Phuket – a newspaper «PhuketGazette» (she, by the way, there is even an electronic version, though ads in the paper and electronic versions are different).

Newspaper «PhuketGazette»

Newspaper «PhuketGazette»

    Pros:

  • can be found pretty cheap housing options which agency you in your life does not offer
    Cons:

  • possible translation difficulties and finding most of these ads
  • many ads are no pictures, so go to the countryside still have something on, so that this method can be well combined with independent local search

Independent searches local rental housing
Its essence lies in hiring a taxi, tuk-tucker or rent a car, and then – driving around neighborhoods looking for houses with the sign «For Rent», on which there is a phone number. By the way, next to the phone you will find in brackets indicate the languages ​​spoken by the owner.

    Pros:

  • you can immediately see the space, ambience and neighborhood
  • again can be found pretty cheap housing options which agency you in your life does not offer
    Cons:

  • searches can be delayed for one day

Contacting estate agency
Here everything as simple as possible : make a list of requirements and provide its agency on them you quickly pick the appropriate option.

    Pros:

  • search speed
  • can immediately evaluate the costs, external and internal house mind whether to go there
    Cons:

  • agencies usually do not engage in low-cost housing – they are simply not profitable
  • when viewing ads on the agency’s website can be that the accommodation is rented, just listing forgotten or do not have time to even take off