A Comprehensive Guide for Phuket Land Titles

As a buyer, you need to be aware of the various land title deeds which exist and of what you are being offered. In Phuket there is a large percentage of land which is not titled or even correctly evaluated. As a foreigner buying land in Thailand, there are certain land titles which you should be aware of. When buying a land in Phuket one should know and consider that land here comes with a ChanoteNor Sor 3 or Nor Sor 3 Gor the land titles. These can be sold, leased and used as mortgage collateral and also these titles are the only ones which allow you the authority of registerable right of ownership or lease can exist. As an foreigner you must take caution, hire a good lawyer and have him get all the paperwork checked thoroughly as you cannot apply or obtain any kind of approval to construct on this country’s land with the above-mentioned titles.

Chanote

This is a certificate for the ownership of land and can be used as a legal confirmation from the authorities. Issued by the Phuket Provincial Land Office

Nor Sor 3

This title is a certification to use the land which is issued or maintained by the District Land Office to the proprietor of the land but is not a possessory title.

Nor Sor 3 Gor

This title is only slight different from The Nor Sor 3 that it has parcel points on the map of the land area which is set by using an aerial evaluator with a scale of 1:5000

Sor Kor 1

Sor Kor 1 is a notification form which confirms possession of land; this title maintains the existing rights to the particular land.

Condominium Title

A condominium title is a title to a part of a building or buildings with multiple owners, a fractional interest in the land, other common assets (such as a swimming pool) and common parts of the building (such as the stairwell or lobby). The title will state the floor area of the private apartment, the ground area of the common land and the percentage interest, in which that apartment has in the common property.