Finding living space in Thailand may be a bit difficult if you are new here. Since you don’t know the spots or speak Thai, it’s difficult to search living space in Thailand at the beginning if you are alone.
Please read our previous post concerning the distinctions between condos, apartments, and townhouses in Thailand before reading this one. You may then pick the best method to discover living alternatives in Thailand.
If you have at least a friend who can speak Thailand language, you are lucky person and you can request discount for living space rental from the owner. Most of Thailand citizens are sweet and it is ok to request some discount whatever you can speak Thai language or not.
When I first arrived in Bangkok, I rented a room for a temporary stay, and they gave me a discount. The website quoted a price of 13,000 baht per month, but they gave me a discount and I paid only 9,000 baht per month.
I researched the living spaces in Thailand over the internet and found a wide variety, ranging from cheap to luxurious. The cost depends on the location, and in this article, I will tell you how to locate an apartment in Bangkok.
Finding a place to live in Thailand is easy thanks to the many property websites available. It’s difficult to find a place to live in Thailand if you don’t speak Thai, and that’s why we rely on property websites.
Find the right property websites
Thailand-Property website is one of the most well-known Thailand property websites, and I used it to look for an apartment, condo, or townhouse to live in. You can select based on location, amenities, and price. I suggest searching for an apartment, condo, or townhouse on Thailand-Property websites.
The living space prices in Bangkok are determined by district, subdistrict, train station (BTS and MRT), main road, night market, supermarket, and business districts. You can also search for rooms on Hipflat, Property Scout, DD Property, and similar websites.
Find the right location based on your budget
The areas of Siam, Chit Lom, Asok, Ekkamai, and Thong Lor are the most costly for living space rental and are characterized by heavy noise day and night. Room rental costs at least 25,000 baht per month.
The areas of Phra Khanong, Bang Chak, Udom Suk, and Bang Na are not inexpensive, but they are not excessively cheap either. Long-term budget rentals are particularly popular with foreigners. Rental costs begin at 12,000 baht per month.
Bang Khae, Bang Wa, Sam Yaek Bang Yai, Saphan Mai, Wat Phra Si Mahathat :These locations are less costly but a bit far from central Bangkok and you must travel by BTS or MRT train to Bangkok’s central location, which takes about 1.5 hours. The monthly rent starts at 6000 baht.
The room rental prices listed for those subdistricts can be altered based on the following factors.
- Near BTS/MRT train station.
- On the Sukhumvit main road.
It might be a bit cheap in terms of living space if the place is an alley or does not lie on a major road.
Now you know a bit about the basic room rental fees range in Bangkok and you can wisely choose the location based on your needs and budget.
You need to install Line app on your mobile device to contact property agents. You can negotiate with property agents for room rental discounts and the agents will try to make some discounts by directly communicating with condo/apartment/townhouse owners. It is not wrong to try to get a discount. Thai people are great negotiators.
You can directly contact the property agent through the website, and the Line ID will usually be provided. The Line social commerce app is used for instant messaging, file sharing, food and drink, and eCommerce transactions by all internet users in Thailand.
There are two types of rental contracts for rooms in general : 6 months and 12 months contract. You may get some discounts if you make contract for 12 months.
There is one final point for you to comprehend. You must deposit about 2 months worth of security fees into the contract for 6 or 12 months and you may withdraw those 2 months worth of security fees after the contract expires.
No need to pay the entire rental fee at once; you can pay it monthly. However, if you break the contract, you will lose 2 months of security deposits.