Bangkok Renters Gain More Protection from May 1st 2018

by admin on March 9, 2018

bangkok-1759305_960_720For residents renting in Bangkok they have until the 1st of May to re-write contracts with their landlords in line with the new Consumer Protection Act.

According to this Act, landlords can no longer demand multiple months of rent in advance nor lock tenants out. These practices will become illegal. A land lawyer based in Thailand explains that the new law will be implemented to protect tenants.

Another critical change, is that tenants can terminate their lease within a 30-day notice period, if they have reasonable cause. Leaving because they feel like it will not be good enough of a reason, explains the land lawyer.

Landlords who violate the terms of this Act may face up to a year in jail and a 100,000 baht fine per lease violation. Landlords who rent up to five places could face up to five years in jail and a 500,000 baht fine.

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