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    How To Steal Land In Thailand (= Free Land)

    First of all find a quiet soi, for example at the back of a school , and build your house ignoring any obvious indicators of where your land ends::




    Then, to make sure no one would possibly ask you to knock down your house, put a big wall around it:




    Having thus successfully restricted the soi to the width of one pick-up, hope and pray that your neighbour builds HIS house past the electric poles too:



    What an inconsiderate bugger!


    You can be sure I'll post what happens next!!

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    He may be in the right. We have a fairly narrow unmade road and when the electric co brought the power in they placed the pole inside my land by about a half metre - despite there being a fence to show the land boundaries.

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    The concept of "adverse possession" works under Thai law in exactly the same way it does in English law.

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    just install yourself

    There is a law some people i know used to get free land, just install yourself up in the north somewhere and if nobody turns up for ten years to reclaim, it will belong to you !

    You can register it and enjoy your life...

    It was made to repopulate the north and give some chance to the left with nothing...

    Somehow like this, but only intended for poor thais, not you rich expats !

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    Imagine if your inlaws did that also

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    There is a law some people i know used to get free land, just install yourself up in the north somewhere and if nobody turns up for ten years to reclaim, it will belong to you !

    You can register it and enjoy your life...

    It was made to repopulate the north and give some chance to the left with nothing...

    Somehow like this, but only intended for poor thais, not you rich expats !
    Otherwise known as....





















    wait for it....























    ADVERSE POSSESSION

    Shit, I wonder where I heard that before


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    Don't let it bother you William no one listens to me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    ADVERSE POSSESSION
    I wondered what that meant

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Don't let it bother you William no one listens to me either.
    Same here! There are about 4 houses in a row very close together. They started building the first about 120 yards away from the soi and this one is the last one built. I've an idea that they miscalculated how much land they needed.

    They've only been built a couple of years and most sois in the area are being widened, with drains added at the edges. So Lord knows what'll happen when they get around to this soi.

    I'll post a picture of the view from the other direction if I go that way today so you can see how the soi is forced narrow by what this guy has done.

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    Maybe they won't mind having a smelly drain running through the tv room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    He may be in the right. We have a fairly narrow unmade road and when the electric co brought the power in they placed the pole inside my land by about a half metre - despite there being a fence to show the land boundaries.
    May be the case. The land where my wife has her house on ends just at the soi and this soi as small as the one in the picture. And it's not just the case with that piece of land, seems to be all over the village.

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