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Ins and Outs of Renting a Condo in Bangkok

Bangkok is a hyper-modern city with high-rise condominiums everywhere you look. Foreigners moving to Bangkok or searching for a new condo have many options to choose from. Many condos in Bangkok are rented out by Thai owners who sometimes prefer to rent to fellow Thai citizens.

English-speaking and other foreigners need to know where to look and the nuts and bolts of renting a condo in Bangkok. Bangkok is divided into different districts, each with its own unique lifestyle.



Silom is known as the Wall Street of Bangkok. It is the heart of the financial and business district of the city. The nearby BTS and MRT blue line meet, offering easy connectivity to and from the rest of Bangkok.

Silom is also the home to Lumpini Park. This gem of a park is 57.6 hectares of walkways, ponds and lush greenery.

Directly across the river, you can find The River Bangkok for rent, it’s an iconic landmark with beautifully maintained grounds and communal areas. Getting across the river is a breeze as you can easily catch one of the available water taxis.



If you have money to spare living in Sukhumvit is a great place.  The area is filled with premium real estate and is the hub of shopping and nightlife in the city.

If you enjoy the vibe of the big city, then Sukhumvit should make you feel right at home. It has been favourably compared to living in other major metropolitan areas like London, Paris and New York.


On Nut

This neighbourhood has more modest prices and a strong community vibe. The area has all kinds of accommodations from high-rise condominiums to low-rise and townhouses.  This makes the area attractive to a wide range of expats and locals who want to live in cheaper accommodation but still remain close to the city centre.

Whether you are renting or buying, choose your location wisely. Consider factors like proximity to work, public transportation, schools and lifestyle preferences.



Determine a budget for your rental. Rental prices can vary significantly from district to district and even within that district depending on location, available amenities and the age of the building.

Modern high rises in Silom or Sukhumvit will be much more expensive than an older building located further away from the centre of Bangkok.


Real Estate Agents.

Work with a reputable real estate agent. Agents know their way around and can steer you to buildings that suit your preferences.  They can also deal with local Thai owners and act as intermediaries and interpreters if there are language or cultural differences.

Agents might also have access to exclusive listings you won’t find by other means.

Do your research and visit as many properties as you need until you find the perfect fit for you.

If you happen to buy a condo in Thailand your real estate agent can help you navigate the complexities of the Thai legal system

Renting a condo in Bangkok as a foreigner may seem overwhelming but with the right tools and information, you can manage. Choose an area and unit that fits your lifestyle and go from there.