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So my longtime girlfriend is buying a house, freehold, her name, etc.

The place needs work and purchasing of items such as TV, washer, etc will be funded by me (I will move in).

Financially works out fine...I will cease paying rent. However, longer term I am looking to protect my investment should things turn sour.

I recall there is a legal document (cannot recall the name) which gives me the entitlement to stay in the property. Does anyone have any idea what it is called and how to set up?

Thanks in advance.

 

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Since the OP says his investment consists of buying a "TV, washer, etc", then I believe the documents he needs to prove ownership are the bill of sale in his name for the items. Other that a legal document that entitles him to stay in the property is a "Rental Contract".

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I wonder if he is perhaps getting his lines crossed here.He is never going to own a hous that is initilly his girlfriends.That is he first mistake.Alsothe second is he will never own. House here even if he 100o/o pays for it.I payed this and got a 30 tr lease which means I am unable to be put out until I am 103 yrs old !!!!.As far as I am aware there is no other way to secure a farang tenancy.This guys method of buying a few bits and pices is thwart with disaster 

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You buying a few appliances don’t give you any rights to stay in the house. If you keep the receipts you can bring those with you if you have to leave although the A/C might be a bit difficult. But she doesn’t need to let you come in and get your stuff, so regard them as lost.

 

If you need security to stay in the house you need a lease or usufruct, but any of those are completely separate from your appliances.

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10 minutes ago, Juan B Tong said:

Your investment strategy reminds me of an old joke...

 

" The next time I start thinking about getting married, ill just find a woman who hates me and buy her a house."

 

 

Exctly !!!!!!!!

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If you fund the work for reparations and the furniture and whatever needs to be bought, in order to protect yourself you should make a legally valid contract that all mobile goods (TV, washing machine, etc. ) belong to you and that you invested xxx THB in reparations. For this you have the right to stay in the place for xxx years without paying, unless your GF pays you back your investment. I know that there is such kind of contract possible but you need to talk to a lawyer for details.

My advice: Don't do it - too many farangs got fleeced in that way

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Since the OP says his investment consists of buying a "TV, washer, etc",....


The OP says that the "place needs work" and that, plus the cost of appliances, would be financed by him.

"Work" could just be a 5,000B paint job or it could amount to more than the actual cost of the house and land, depending on what condition it is in now and what sort of condition is desired at the end. Given his concern about the money involved, I suspect that it needs quite a lot of work that will cost quite a lot to do.
After all, if he only buys appliances then they belong to him and if he has to move out at some point he can just take them with him for resale or use elsewhere.

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Chris, it appears you're a new member and I'm guessing also new to Thailand. I would recommend you never invest anything you aren't fully prepared to walk away from. I did what you are writing about with a Thai girl about 10 years ago. Things DID go sour, we split up, and as a foreigner, you really don't have any recourse. Since I had literally been around the world,  I wasn't surprised, and to this day if she and I bump into each other, we're like two puppies, our tails wagging, genuinely happy to see each other.

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Even a usufruct may not give you security. I remember a case, when a man working in Singapore for four days a week, came home and was not allowed to enter, because his wife and her new bodybuilder-lover would no let him in. The police told them to hire a lawyer and take the case to court. The case lasted five years, and he learned, that the house meanwhile was sold and no word about a usufruct in the contract, or any other documents. His fault: He left the documentation inside the house and never placed certified copies or the originals at his work place in Singapore.

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