You would have to count the date from choosing the room to move-in. It practically need amonth. Some real estate agent might say that two weeks is enough. Of course, it could be. However, you'll have to make agreement with the owner about the contract, make a contract paper, check each condition, then sign them. The time pass quickly and the response from an owner tend to be so slow. Therefore, you need almost amonth or a month and half. If you closely check several rooms, you'd better to prepare two months.
Several kinds of trouble might happen on a new building because it hasn't tested. Moreover. to comparison with western country, the quality of construction is not good. New building might attract you. But you should note thte things above.
We can say the security is not so bad at least in the area where Japanese usually live though Bangkok looks to be confused and dirty. However, you should keep fundamental security rule such as not to walk dark street nor get on a taxi alone in the midnight. It is true that purse-snatching by motorcycle happens even at the side street of Sukhmvit road.
You can pay by cash, check and bank remittance. There must be some service apartment of hotel type which you can use credit card.
You can park a car at parking lot for free. Each building has different rule for a charge of the extra car, please ask us.
You should make agreement with the owner. Our company would help you.
Most of the lease agreement for foreigner is written by English. Service apartment and apartment has its own agreement. As for the condominium usually use our standard Contract paper.
Most of the contract term of apartment and service apartment is one year. If you terminate the contract before the expirer date of contract, the deposit would be forfeited by owner. However, most of owner adds a clause of mid-term cancellation from second year.
Mid-term cancellation: If the tenant is transferred to oversea or other prefecture of Bangkok, the tenant may terminate the lease agreement by showing official certification from company a tleast 30-60 days prior to the move-out. In that case, the owner must return the security deposit.
At some European country, tenant is protected by the land and building lease law. However, there is no such a law in Thailand. Therefore, lease agreement usually has advantage for owner. In the past, I had heard about the case that an owner drove the tenant out of the room because the owner wanted to use the room by himself.
Single person usually uses the maid service which is provided by apartment. Orthere might be a case that a colleague of the tenant introduces the service. As for the family, wife is usually exchanging information about a reputation of maid service. Maid service release you from house work. However, it might be important to buildup reliability between you and maid.
Submit a termination letter to the owner at least 30-60 days prior to moving-out. 2. Check the damage of room at the moving-out. 3. Pay an electricity, water bill, and cost of repair for damage. 4. Owner will return the deposit after deduct the cost of damage.