Bangkok gets tough on student dormitories

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority has launched inspections of student dormitories throughout the city.

It said those establishments which have failed to register will face a fine.

Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Sakoltee Pattiyakul (pictured) is inspecting student dormitories in Bangkok, along with social development and welfare administrators from all 50 of the city’s district offices.

They intend to establish whether they confirm to the 2015 Dormitories Act of the Department of Children and Youth.

Safety, cleanliness and the range of amenities will be under their spotlight.

Bangkok is estimated to have more than 1,000 unregistered dorms.

Part of the law requires private dorms to register university student aged under 25 with the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority.

It also states that dormitory operators cannot rent rooms to anyone older than 25.

District offices are now promoting proper registration and are preparing to survey all dorms in the near future.

Operators of those that are found without proper registration will be fined THB 50,000.

Andrew Batt
The author of this article is Andrew Batt, the founder and editor of Andrew has been writing about property and real estate issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia for more than 10 years. He has worked for PropertyGuru Group, DDproperty, Dot Property Group, Hipflat and AsiaRents. He has also produced content for leading Thailand property developers and real estate agencies.

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