Questions to ask your new tenant

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With Thailand’s  new property rental law set to come into force in one week, landlords (with five or more residential rental units) should discovered as much as possible about their prospective tenants.

In other parts of the world, questions like the ones below are commonplace, and form part of any rental agreement.

Landlords in Thailand should not feel embarrassed to ask these questions, especially when they are trusting their valuable real estate to who are, essentially, strangers.

For Thailand landlords, here are some questions you should ask your new tenant,, and any less than satisfactory answers should be treated as a red flag.

Questions to ask your new tenant

• Do you currently rent property anywhere in the world, and if so, where?
• How long have you lived in your current home?
• Why are you looking for a new place to live?
• What date do you expect to move in?
• What job do you have here in Thailand, and how long is your contract?
• What is a rough estimate of your income?
• How many people would be living with you?
• How many people living with you smoke?
• How many parking spaces would you require if you rent here?
• How many pets do you have?
• Can your current landlord will give you a favorable reference?
• Does your current landlord know you are thinking of moving?
• Have you ever been evicted?
• Are there any issues I should know about before I run a background check the adults in the household?
• Have you even filed for bankruptcy?
• Do you have any questions for me about the process?

Compile answers to all of these questions and you, as a landlord, will be far better informed about the people who will be living in your home.

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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