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The house registration or Tabien Bahn More commonly known as the blue book is official document that is issued at the local municipality or district office to Thai Nationals and None Thai Nationals (Foreigner’s / Farang ), owning a residential property here in Thailand (The Land of SmilesJ) as proof of a person’s permanent legal Address, and voting district for Thai Nationals.
(Q) Does the Tabien Bahn confirm property ownership?
(A) No the Tabien Bahn may or may not have the real name of the official owner of the House or condominium, This document only verifies the house number and details of the persons residing in the specific house or condominium and is not valid for proof of Real estate ownership. Ownership of the house or condominium is verified by the land title deed.
(Q) May the Tabien Bahn be used for mortgage collateral?
(A) No Tabien Bahn may only be used as proof of address only title deeds may be used for collateral.
(Q) How do I change from one Tabien Bahn to register another?
(A) Easiest way to change your Tabien Bahn is to have both changed at the district office which has jurisdiction over the new house or condominium you are moving in to, with the age of technology upon us this can now be done with-in a day as all district offices have on line facilities.
(Q) What is the difference between the house registration book for a condominium and registration book for a house?
(A) The house registration book is the same for a condominium as it is for a house, the application procedure is also the same, the one difference is that it is stated if house or condominium.
(Q) Are the rules and regulations the same all over Thailand?
(A) Yes all provinces and cities have the same Tabien Bahn, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Jomtien, Chang Mai, Rayong, Bangasray ETC
(Q) May a minor be registered on the Tabien Bahn?
(A) YES A minor may be registered on the Tabien Bahn so long as a Thai Partner or Thai guardian is registered with the minor.
(Q) May a person own more than one property in Thailand?
(A) Yes A person may own more than one house or condominium in Thailand, but can only have their name on one Tabien Bahn which is there principle residence which they are allowed to have registered.
(Q) Will I have any legal responsibilities’ to full fill?
(A) Yes if you are registered on the Tabien Bahn as the owner you are required to fulfill legal obligation’s such as, when there is a birth at the house or condominium either of the parents or the person who is on the Tabien Bahn must register the birth with-in 15 days. If there is a death in the property this has to be registered at the district office and to the local police department with-in 24 hours. When someone moves-in or moves out of the house or condominium you must inform the local district office with-in 15 days.
If you plan to demolish a house then you have to inform the district office and apply for a demolition permit, a construction permit must be processed before construction of a new house, and after construction with-in 15 days you may apply for a new house number.
(Q) ARE Tabien Bahn issued only in the official owners name?
(A) No you have the right to leave the Tabien Bahn blank or register another person’s name on the Tabien Bahn, in the future however if you decide to sell the house or condominium then you will be liable to pay 3.3% business tax if no name has been registered.
(Q) IF Tabien Bahn IS lost stolen or defaced can I apply for a new one?
(A) YES you may apply for a new Tabien Bahn report the missing Tabien Bahn to the nearest police department and receive a report, at your local district office they will issue a new Tabien Bahn for a minimal fee.
All information above is for general information only on the House and condominium Tabien Bahn and is accurate at the time of writing 09/07/2016, please check at time for updates as obviously rules and regulation’s change.
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