Lake Green - Sukhumvit 8 (Listing # PL5228)
The Bangkok condo/apartment is located on Sukhumvit 8 in the Nana, Lower Sukhumvit community of central Bangkok. The Lake Green building is conveniently located just 650 meters to the Nana BTS Skytrain station which amounts to about an 8 minute walk.
Nana is a very conveniently located place to live for expats in central Bangkok. There are 3 BTS skytrain stations (Asok, Nana & Phloenchit) within walking distance in addition to the MRT subway (Sukhumvit MRT) and there in an entrance to the expressway/tollway as well. The Nana area is very diverse with people from all over the world living in the vibrant area.
Nana tends to have a larger percentage of budget real estate than mid Sukhumvit. These mid-range and budget condominium and apartment buildings help make Nana very popular with new Bangkok expats. The convenience along and cost of living are often the reasons why people love living in Nana but over time some long-term Bangkok expats tend to get turned off by the constant hustle and bustle of an area often crowded with tourists. Those who want to feel like they live in a city that never sleeps will find Nana to be a perfect home while those who enjoy peace and quiet may want to look to other areas of central Bangkok.
- RC International School (Ruamrudee soi 1)
- Mullberryhouse International Preschool (Soi Tonson)
- Phloenchit International Kindergarten (Sukhumvit soi 4)
- Topsy Turvy International School (Sukhumvit soi 4)
- British School of Bangkok (Sukhumvit soi 4)
- Webster University (Phloenchit Road)
- Mater Dei School (Phloenchit Road)
- NIST New International School of Thailand (Sukhumvit soi 15)
- Wattana Wittaya Acadamy (Sukhumvit soi 19)
- Sukhumvit soi 11 Nightlife Hotspots
- Chuvit Garden (Sukhumvit Rd.)
- Benjakitti Park (Ratchadaphisek Rd.)
- Bumrungrad Hospital (Sukhumvit soi 1-3)
- Expressway (tollway) Entrance (Sukhumvit soi 1)
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 ฿100,000 THB (Thailand Baht) in addition to your 1st month’s rent of ฿50,000 which is due on the day you move in. Your total move-in costs for this Bangkok rental property will be ฿150,000. 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 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 ฿100,000 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.