Raintree Villa - Sukhumvit 53 (Listing # pl150045)
Raintree Villa is located on or near Sukhumvit 53 Road in the Thonglor neighborhood of central Bangkok. This Bangkok property is conveniently situated near the Thong Lo BTS station. You can walk to the skytrain station in about 9 minutes as it’s only 746 meters away from the Bangkok Condo. The building amenities include swimming pool, fitness center in addition to full-time on-site security.
The real estate which is considered Thonglor begins from parts of Sukhumvit soi 49 all the way to Ekkamai Sukhumvit soi 63 (Ekkamai) which is connected to Thonglor thorough Thonglor sois 10, 15 and 20. The properties on the even side of Sukhumvit Road around sois 34-38 all the way to Rama IV Road are also considered Thonglor real estate. This area tends to be less sought-after by expats because there isn’t much to do in this neighborhood as it is entirely residential homes which could be inconvenient for some expats who frequent Thonglor’s vast array of dining,shopping and nightlife venues.
- American School of Bangkok (Sukhumvit soi 49)
- City School (Sukhumvit soi 49/4)
- Wells International School (Sukhumvit soi 51)
- Bangkok Prep International School (Sukhumvit soi 53)
- Seeh Phinong International Kindergarten (Sukhumvit soi 55/17)
- Purple Elephant Toddler Center (Sukhumvit soi 55/1)
- Kobato International Kindergarten (Sukhumvit soi 38)
- Melodies International Kindergarten (Sukhumvit soi 38)
- J Avenue Boutique Shopping Mall (Thonglor soi 15)
- Arena 10 Sports Club (Thonglor soi 10)
- Thonglor Town Center (Thonglor soi 4)
- Racquet Club (Sukhumvit soi 49/9)
- Camillian Hospital (Thonglor soi 25)
Most foreigners use property agents when renting a condo in Bangkok. Using a real estate agency is of no cost to you and you can use the agent’s expertise in Bangkok real estate to find a perfect place and location. It is usually good to begin looking for a place a month before you intend to move in. This gives you plenty of time to see properties and allows you the chance to pay a booking fee (10-25% of the rental) if you see something you like. The booking fee will hold the condo/apartment until your move-in date and go towards your deposit and first month’s rent.
Moving into an apartment or condo requires a refundable security deposit equal to 2x your agreed monthly rent or in this case ฿98,000 THB (Thailand Baht) in addition to your 1st month’s rent of ฿49,000 which is due on the day you move in. Your total move-in costs for this Bangkok rental property will be ฿147,000. Your real estate agent will help you negotiate anything from rental price, included utilities, lease terms, special requirements etc. with the landlord and prepare your lease agreement which are usually in Thai and English languages.
Living Expenses & Paying Rent
Unless you are staying in a serviced residence, you will be responsible for paying your monthly utilities which will will always include electricity and water. Most Bangkok renters also have internet and cable television. For most condominiums will have to setup the services under your name and pay directly to the service providers. In the case of apartments, you will likely have to make payment to the building which may have a set fee for water. Your real estate agent can help you set up your utilities. You can pay all utility bills at the cashier of any convenient store in Bangkok. Rent payment is usually made via cash deposit or bank transfer directly into the landlord’s account.
In order to get your ฿98,000 security deposit back you must not break any terms of your signed lease agreement. This includes giving the proper move-out notice if applicable, moving out of the property by the correct date and returning the property as you rented it, with no damage to the condo itself as well as the furniture (if rented fully furnished). If you break any terms of your lease the landlord will not refund your security deposit.. If you rented a condo you will likely get your security deposit back in cash from the landlord during the week you move out. However most apartment buildings will take at least 30 days to refund your security deposit via corporate check.