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Owning a house is possible in Thailand, but only if you build it yourself, and submit lots of paperwork. You do not own the land on which the house is situated, though. Foreigners can not own land in Thailand. (Think: "ไผทของไทยทุกส่วน" from the national anthem - they really mean it!) A company is a legal entity, and can own land - and there are two ways (...


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I am also not a lawyer, not Dutch, and have no Dutch legal experience. Still, I am absolutely sure they have no legal basis to demand payment. Rental agreements which involve contracts are concluded only when all of the following happen: The contract is signed by both parties The apartment is cleared for use by the tenant The keys are given to the tenant ...


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According to http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Asia/indonesia/Buying-Guide, the general answer is that you can't really, and that your current arrangement is probably the best you can do. Apparently what foreigners do is either buy a right to use property or buy a convertible lease to a condominium (the lease basically is a contract which gives you the ...


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To answer the last "Is this a general rule? For example, does that mean that if an apartment somewhere in southern Hessen is advertised as 35 m² ...it is actually even larger than 35 m²?" In general it means what it says, i.e. room, kitchen and bathroom are 35 qm. However a one-room apartment means you have a room PLUS kitchen and bathroom. They are all ...


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This is a long one.... First off you do NOT need to be a resident to own PGYan real estate. any person or entity can own real estate. They will need to be present personally to sign paperwork with the attorney to start and then end the transaction. No real estate agent is needed, in Paraguay the buyer and seller can sit down and negotiate their own deal out ...


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I'm not a lawyer. I'm writing here to give you first support and I hope someone with proper knowledge will help you. Please do not take this answer as final. First, during my living in the Netherlands, I found that Dutch are operating a lot with common sense. The law is trying to protect the weakest party, which in this situation you are. I don't know you ...


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First of all, get some evidence: A signed written requirement is best; a voice recording is good (and make a transcript); a clear email exchange is not so great, but might do. And now for some actual suggestions: (Note that some are complementary while some are contradictory) Find a Dutch person to help you with this. Preferably a personal friend or co-...


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For US taxes, you'll be able to utilize the capital gains tax exemption as long as you've lived in the house as your primary residence for 2 of the previous 5 years, which means you have 3 years to decide what to do. For Canadian taxes, you don't have to pay capital gains taxes on a home for any period of time it was your permanent residence. Calculating it ...


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A foreign national cannot own land in Thailand..... But, you can LEASE the land for up to 30 years, and then build what you want on top of it. You can also add a provision to have the right to renew the lease for 30 more years. You can then also sub-lease the land or pass on the lease rights to another foreign national. But this lease needs to be ...


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