If you are undecided about whether you want to stay long term in Jomtien Beach, Pattaya City, Bangkok, or even Chaing Mai, then it might just be best to first locate a short term residence in the location of your preference for a trial period to determine if that particular location is right for you. However, to do that, means that you must first find and then rent either a house, condominium or apartment.
In most of these cities you will be overwhelmed with hundreds, if not thousands of rental properties to choose from. Having so many choices can often make for a difficult decision; therefore, you should know beforehand what to look for when renting property in Thailand.
For most of us the cost will be our number one concern. So whatever your monthly budget is, you need to seek accommodations within your means.
Next on the list will probably be location. In your search, you will be presented with an assortment of locations that will range from secluded country bungalows and luxury coastal condos, to bustling city high-rises and humble neighborhood apartments. Something as simple as having your own transportation may influence this decision. Because if you need to rely on public transportation, then living close to the city center or at least within walking distance of shops or other services that you require will be necessary.
You will also need to think about how much living space you require. Are you alone? Do you have children? Do you have a pet that requires a yard? Do you need adequate parking for motor vehicles? These are all very important considerations when it comes to selecting your rental property.
Once you have worked out all of the above, then it is time to contemplate the amenities that you would like. Such things as furnished or unfurnished, air conditioners, cable television, internet access, full or no kitchen, balconies, views, ceiling fans, lighting, swimming pools and fitness centers must all be decided upon.
Knowing what to look for when renting property in Thailand, before embarking on this often onerous task will make this endeavor a much more pleasant and less stressful experience.