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Beachfront land ruling rattles Phuket

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Reigntax    7,326
1 hour ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

It has nothing to do with the government. It was dealt with by the courts.

 

Yes, government are the ones who approved it, local govt!

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joecoolfrog    1,007
19 hours ago, sweatalot said:

Good work by this government. Similar actions  never  seen before.

Hope they continue 

How charmingly naive , bless !

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joecoolfrog    1,007
5 hours ago, thaibutty said:

I heard that many Thais are very upset about that building including some influential people. And complaints have been filed already. 
Hopefully they will be able to remove that eyesore quickly...

Hit the nail on the head. The verdict is about appeasing the sensibilities of selective influential figures rather than a grand push against ingrained corruption.

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rosst    378
On 8/8/2017 at 2:15 PM, Bangkok Barry said:

This article is lengthy but gives a very detailed account of the case:

http://true-beachfront.com/guide/phuket-property-law-court-verdict-august-2017-hits-hotels-condos

Read and digested, what a hero, well done.  As for the judge and the court and officials they have forever gladdened my heart wonderful courageous and honest people.

There is a certainty there would have been approaches made and yet they did not prevail.  We must therefore hope this example will encourage more people to stand up and demand justice.

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cornishcarlos    5,208
On 08/08/2017 at 10:00 AM, FitnessHealthTravel said:

It catches up with everyone. No one stays in power for ever. The official moves on and the new one finds the problem then your dream home is demolished.  Can't wait for the carnage to hit Koh Samui. We'll get back the beaches and be able to enjoy them.

 

You might have a long wait :)

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A Development of this size requires both a Valid Building Permit from the Tesseban and an Environment Impact Report from the Provincial Environmental Council. Those are both local government offices. If there was "Slight of Hand" and/or a "Wink and Nod", it happened locally. The Thai Administrative Court only looks at cases involving Thai Government Agencies. After an exhaustive 6 year investigation the Court placed all blame on the Phuket Tesseban for issuing the building permit illegally and then failing to halt the construction when the developer built outside the confines of the same illegal building permit. It was ruled that the Environmental Council acted on indirect information and was therefore not "officially" negligent. In addition to building "Right on the Water"...illegal, dangerous... there were a large number of other infractions...1) Buildings to close together...illegal spacing, 2) Building outside the property boundaries, 3) Illegal construction density...to many building, to little free space, 4) Buildings exceeding allowable height requirements...etc...etc... none of these infractions were addressed by the Tesseban.  And, of course, while the "Wheels of Justice" were slowly turning and the court was sending a convoy of Coastal Marine, Architectural and Engineering experts to investigate the property.....the developer continued to sell units. And we can all be sure the Developer and their Sales people were being absolutely transparent with all their potential buyers...."Court Case Pending".....Purchase at your own Risk.......Right? I mean, that would be the honest thing to do.

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On 8/8/2017 at 7:15 AM, Bangkok Barry said:

This article is lengthy but gives a very detailed account of the case:

http://true-beachfront.com/guide/phuket-property-law-court-verdict-august-2017-hits-hotels-condos

Nice one Barry, I read it all and now have some hope for the rest of the country that has been abused by 'Developers'.

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