Frequently Asked Questions
What is a deposit for?
There are two types of deposits usually. One of them is a damage (security) deposit which you pay when you rent a property. This is usually used as a guarantee for the property in case if there is any damage or unpaid bills at the property. If everything is in good shape and there is no unpaid bills the owner gives your deposit back when you check out or move out of the property.
The other deposit type is to secure a booking or rental. Basically if you like a property and if you want to rent it start from a certain time of the year, you can leave a deposit with the owner so the owner makes sure the property is ready for you to rent it. In this case the owner rejects every other offers for the property and keep it available for you to move in. If there is a cancellation on your end, you can’t demand your deposit back, because the owner is already agreed to keep the property available for you and probably rejected other offers from other parties.
I like one house on your site. But it has been rented by someone. Why you still have it on your Website?
This is not the first time we hear this question honestly. All of the houses you see on our website become available time to time. It is almost impossible to keep track, which ones taken, which ones available since the owners don’t have time to let all the agencies know about their occupancy. Also these properties attract potential tenants to contact us. Even if the property they like is not available, we can always offer some similar options and work very hard until you find what you are looking for. So as Phuket Easy Stay we’ve decided that it’s better to keep all the properties on our site weather they available or not. So the best would be to contact us and we will let you know about the availability. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
I am not sure if the pictures on your site is current. Can I check the property before I rent it?
Yes of course. Please send us an email about what kind of property you are looking for, so we can send you a list of properties that you might be interested. So we can make an arrangement one day and go see all of them one by one until you feel happy with one.
Am I going to get to sign a contract to secure myself?
Yes. Whenever you rent a property for long term, we prepare a legal rental agreement contract for you and for the owner of the property. Both parties sign the contract and keep a copy with them. This will protect both party’s rights legally.
I need to rent a car and a motorbike. Can you help me with it?
Yes we can. We can get you the best deals on the island. We have good connection with local Thai rental companies. We can get you local prices. So please let us know.
I want to buy a land but I am a foreigner. Is it possible?
Foreigners are restricted only to buy condominium units in Thailand by Thai Laws. Actually foreigners can only be the owner of 49% of any property in Thailand. This includes condominiums as well. But condominium compounds are considered as one property. So if there is a condominium project with 100 units, only 49 units of it can be sold to foreigners. The rest have to be sold to Thai citizens.
So foreigners technically can’t own land, house or villa in Thailand 100%. Leasehold, Thai Company Registration or Owning Through a Thai Citizen’s name are the other options to own property. Contact us to discuss more details.
I have a pet. Can I still rent a house?
Well, this depends on the owner. Some of the property owners are okay with pets, some not. So it’s better if you contact us first, so we can find that out for you. We can always offer you some options that okay with pets.
How much do I have to pay Phuket Easy Stay for their service?
As Phuket Easy Stay we do not charge anything for our service. We would like to do our best to find you the best possible place. We want your stay in Phuket to be easy.
What else do I have to pay other than rent?
It’s hard to answer this question with one specific reply because it depends on owner to owner. But generally in Phuket if you rent a property for long term (3, 6 or 12 month or longer) you end up being responsible of paying all extra bills such as Electric usage, water usage, internet, gardening, pool maintenance what have you. Short term holiday rentals might cover most of these for you, but again some owners want the tenant to be responsible of Electric Usage at least since it can be above expectations time to time.