Land titles in Thailand
If you consider buying land in Thailand, it is important you know about the different land titles that are used.
Foreigners cannot own land in Thailand, but they still can hold certain rights to the land such as leases, habitation and mortgages, which can be included in the title deed.
Foreigners should only consider to buy land with the land tittles Chanote, Nor Sor Sam and Nor Sor Sam Gor. Only these land tittles gives the right to ownership and allows the land to be sold, leased or used as collateral in for a mortgage.
Always consult a lawyer before you buy any land in Thailand.
A Nor So 4 Jor (NSJ4) or Chanote, is the higest land title in Thailand and enables full and certified private ownership of land.
Nor Sor Sam Gor
A Nor Sor Sam Gor tittle is not a full ownership title deed, but it enable the person holding the title to have legal right to the land. This right is approved by law and can be used as legal document.
Land with Nor Sor Sam Gor status can be sold, mortgaged and transfered.
Land with Nor Sor Sam status can be upgraded to Charnote status.
Nor Sor Sam
The main difference between the Nor Sor Sam Gor tittle and Nor Sor Sam tittle is that land with Nor Sor Sam tittle haven’t been measured by the land office.
Land with Nor Sor Sam status can be upgraded to Nor Sor Sam Gor status.