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Making Appointments At the Thai Land Office

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing appointments at the Thai Land Office. Before diving into this a little deeper, it should be noted, yeah there is what we call a Land Office. It is sort of the Department of Lands here in Thailand. They are entrusted with registration of property title. In matters pertaining to conveyancing and this could even be leases mortgages etc., in order to legalize a change of property title of many different kinds, virtually any kind, but there are exceptions where you have to record that, you are going to have to deal with the Thai Land Office. 

In a recent article from the Bangkok Post, that is, the article is titled: App to Ease Lands Department Queues. Quoting directly: "The Department of Lands on Wednesday launched a smartphone application to allow people to place a booking for services and submit documents prior to visiting the Department's offices nationwide. The app, e-QLands is part of the Interior Ministry's push to implement the Government's policy to digitalize its public administration work and introduce a "client-centric approach" to public services, said Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda." 

So the reason for this video is it looks like they are sort of streamlining dealing with the Land Office. I am here to tell you having dealt with certain property conveyancing on a personal level, not just being involved with such matters here in the firm where our Thai Attorneys have processed a lot of those cases, having dealt with it personally, yeah it can be kind of a trying process. You generally want to get in there early in the morning because you want to get an early queue and then you may have to wait around. You know, land conveyancing is not something that you just walk in and sign something and someone stamps a document. They have got to do their due diligence, make sure everything is correct and then they can go ahead and do whatever they need to do with respect to the title deed, often referred to as a Chanote, or whatever the instrument is. 

So the reason for this video is to provide some insight into the overall aspects of the Land Department but also to note they do appear to be taking steps to bring them into the 21st Century.