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    Hi all

    Not sure this is in the right section but my in laws are having some issues over the ownership of the land they have lived on for over 20 years.

    I am not sure I understand the legal implications or what exactly has gone on but apparently the court have found that they do not have the right to live there and have to move, they do not have Chanote, they have some documents referring to the purchase of the land some 20 years ago, a buying contract, a sanya seukai or something like that.

    The original owner is disputing this and it has been going on for years, I know all this is sketchy but that about the the total of what I can understand

    Anyway I waned to ask if anyone had a contact for a lawyer that they have used in Thailand for land matters, we need to get an independent view on what the hell is going on so would be grateful for any personal recommendations for someone they have used, I have done a few searches on google but you really cant tell what they are like.

    Thanks for any help chaps

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    Whereabouts is the land, I know a very good Canadian lawyer in Korat who deals with all my legal matters and dealt with my house and land.

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    Hi mate, its in Nakhon Si Thammarat, but to be honest any kind of advice from someone who we know is good will help, problem is that there are suspicions that our lawyer is being bribed by the other side so I really just want someone to listen to the situation and then give an independent view on it.

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    Ok, My lawyer is called Sebastian Brousseau and his firm is Isaan Lawyers and he is based in Korat but covers the whole of Isaan. He is a French Canadian but speaks excellent English and has Thai partners as well. He has handled many of my friends land and property deals as well. His phone number is 044 245 001, they are open 9.30am to 5.30pm Mon to Fri or mail him on isaanlawyers@gmail.com their web address is www.isaanlawyers.com His fees have always been very very fair and his advice excellent.

    Good luck Keith aka rawdonlad

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    Thats great Keith, thanks very much for your help. We are apparently going to a higher court in Bangkok but could do with someone advising and explaining to me what is going on!

    thanks again

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    G/F has also used isaan lawyers in Korat( on rawdonlads advice) for visa translation , and agree that they are decent and trustworthy lawyers , they had a set price for A4 translations but only charged proportionally when the document was smaller than A4
    Cheers Nigel & Panada

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    As a quick update, it seems that our current lawyer neglected to tell us that the court had brought the hearing forward to the 1st of March which we missed, so the court found against us, we hjave since now got a family friend who is a solictor who is appeaking this and taking relevant action against our solictor for not telling us (we had suspected the other side was bribing him) we are going to a court in bangkok to overide the local cuort.

    I will still give the lawyer in Korat that you kindly suggested for some furterh reassurance advice.

    Thanks all

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    I will be interested how this plays out.

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    Apologies for my typing in the last post it down to tapping it out quickly while at work!

    Yes my wife is much calmer today as she has spoken to this new solictor who believes the dispute is down to the actual land size, I think we may have slightly more than the purchase agreement states but her view is that worst case scenario is that we will lose a small strip at the back of the plot. The fact is the original owner was bribing our solictor as once we give evidence in court we should be ok as we have teh relevant docs and witnesses to our claims.

    My wife who studied Communcations in Bangkok is hopping mad, she is in the process of contacting various press and political parties to try t o higlight the issue we have been faced with!

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    Unfortunately land disputes are quite common in LOS and won't go into detail but we had one on a Chanote 4 years ago which has not been resolved although the family can still farm the land unless someone disputes this which is unlikely as in the sticks where all the locals agree it belongs to the wife

    Good Luck Scally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scally View Post
    Hi mate, its in Nakhon Si Thammarat,

    If the land is south of Thailand ( Nakhon Si Thammarat ) Wouldn't it be easier to use a Lawyer in the area or find someone in BKK

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    As a quick update, it seems that our current lawyer neglected to tell us that the court had brought the hearing forward to the 1st of March which we missed,
    Get a new lawyer...This one is not worth it

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    Scally, it might be worth your while checking whether or not the scheme outlined in the post below is on the cards for your part of the country. It may be that it is imminent and the original owner is looking to get his name in the frame before it's too late. As a matter of interest, my wife and mother-in-law are still waiting for the relevant paperwork over two years on (no surprise there then).
    http://thailand-uk.com/forums/showth...ll=1#post84012

    Your lawyers have presumably considered it already, but just google 'adverse possession land Thailand' (no apostrophes), there is some interesting reading there. Ten years of possession (not ownership) is the crux.

    Good luck.
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    Lamai

    The point was to be able to speak to someone who had been recommended so that we knew that their credentials as a lawyer were good and could be trusted, not to actually act on our behalf, hence the location was not that important more the fact that someone had actually already dealt with the guy and found him to be a decent guy.

    Yes we have now of course got a new lawyer!! we didnt know at the time that the person we were using was corrupt otherwise we wouldnt have used him.

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