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by Dannie Boy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 93
Views: 7270

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

I guess it’s a case of, there’s no such thing as bad publicity!!
by Dannie Boy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Tax Residency

A Singapore bank recently asked where I was resident for tax purposes, when opening a second account. As my main account was at another local branch and I was a long term customer, I bluffed my way out of the question. Looks like this was new requirement for new customers. A few years ago, I worked...
by Dannie Boy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9719
Views: 191615

Re: Caption Competition

We may look alike but no, I am not related to Jeremy Corbyn.
by Dannie Boy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Legality of email correspondence

Dannie, I know off topic about email, but did you sign a contract with the property agent, if not I doubt anything could be enforced as they are doing it at their own risk. Verbal agreements may be enforceable in some jurisdictions but do you really think the agent will go to the substantial cost o...
by Dannie Boy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Tax Residency

Thanks for the replies. In the end I decided to call HSBC as I also had a query from their “Safeguard” team. Turns out that I had completed the tax residency form incorrectly, but they dealt with the issue over the phone.........hopefully. The other issue they say is for my protection, I suspect it ...
by Dannie Boy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Tax Residency (bank requirements)

I don’t know if anybody else has received the same as I have, as explained below. About 2 months ago I received correspondence from my UK bank (HSBC) asking me to complete a form declaring my tax residency - claiming this was part of a global reporting requirements known as the Common Reporting Stan...
by Dannie Boy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 25
Views: 1940

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Like Pete I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s and in the UK everything you bought was put into paper bags. Now everything comes pre packaged in plastic and cardboard or steyrene containers and then put into plastic bags. So often you buy something that may be just a few inches/cms in size but comes in pa...
by Dannie Boy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Legality of email correspondence

Just a question, is it not normal for the seller to have the contract drawn up not the buyer? My legal fees for land search and contract drafting was Baht 113,118 including a Usufruct I’m not sure what is “normal” as it’s the first time I’ve been involved in selling a house in Thailand but the figu...
by Dannie Boy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Legality of email correspondence

Well based on my investigations and the advice received here, then I agree that to wait and see if anything materializes will be my approach

Many thanks


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by Dannie Boy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Legality of email correspondence

The Agent has threatened me with legal action saying that the buyer has paid something like 350,000 Baht to the lawyers for there services in drawing up the legal contract. This seems like a lot to me but I don’t know what the going rate is? The ETA referred to by HHTel sounds a bit worrying and not...
by Dannie Boy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Legality of email correspondence

Thanks to all for the replies so far. I have been to the legal office at the Makro food center outside Hua Hin and was advised that legally, an exchange of emails is not legally binding ( that may be Thailand specific rather than what happens in the UK/US). I appreciate what you have mentioned Pete ...
by Dannie Boy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Legality of property agent email correspondence

I know I will have to seek professional advice, but does anybody have any experience of the validity of email correspondence as forming a contract. I have been working overseas and recently returned to Thailand. While I was away an agent contacted me to say he had somebody interested in buying our h...
by Dannie Boy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: train hua hin - cha am - hua hin
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: train hua hin - cha am - hua hin

I remember looking some while back and I believe it’s only 2 times a day in each direction as many of the trains that pass through Cha Am don’t stop. Sorry but it was a couple of years ago that I looked and can’t remember the timings but you should be able to find the time table fairly easily with t...
by Dannie Boy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Most members of this forum live in Thailand, many are also married to a Thai woman. Who speaks Thai? Yes it’s very easy to criticise Thais in general, with their ability to speak English (or lack thereof), but I’m certain that it’s still a lot better than the % of English speakers who can speak Tha...
by Dannie Boy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135201

Re: The Digital Surgery

And switch off, BB. No, something sinister is going on and I'll take it to the computer shop on Monday. At least I can get 10-15 mins of connection and working computer so can check emails and so on, albeit quickly. Sorry Lomu, but maybe you will need to check the other current thread............ “...