Complaint / review text:
If you are going to buy land or build a house in the Khanom area be careful when you chose your real estate and construction company. There is a real estate broker in Khanom with Danish management that is a notorious conartist.
Let`s say you would buy land from them: Here is what they do. A landowner would like to sell his land for 1 million bath. What this company does is that they advertise the land for let`s say 1,2 miilion bath so they can put 200.000 bath in their own pocket. This do not gain you as a customer, and it do not benefit the seller of the land. The normal fee for real estate brokers in Thailand is 3 - 5%, not 20%
If you chose this company to build your dream house, it will most likely turn out to be a nightmare. They will charge you 12 - 14000 bath per square meter, but they will only use the cheapest materials on the market.
I write this because I am a former customer of this company and will do everything to warn potential new customers from making any deal with the company mentioned above.
The General Manager of the company is deaf. His Thai-wife and partner do not speak English very well, so it is very difficult to speak with them. They use this to make up issues with their customers. They take advantage of his deafness and her bad English skills. The best thing for your wallet is to avoid them.
Example 1: I have a Norwegian friend that is in the market to buy a beachfront land to build a resort. He found a nice piece of land, that was priced to around 3 million bath. He made some investigation himself and found out that the landowner wanted to sell the land for 2.6 million bath. So the deal was canceled.
Example 2: Me and my Thai-girlfriend signed a contract for building a 193m2 house for 2.25 million bath. We asked for european standard and a carport. Only about 120 m2 of the house is within 4 walls and a roof. The rest of the space is a open area with no walls under the second floor. We are paying 11650 bath for every square meter. What we get is the lowest priced materials you can possibly find in Thailand. Price examples; WC 3500 bath, shower 1000 bath, towelholder 500 bath. Do not say I did not warn you. Please stay away from the deaf Dane. Lately we have experienced that they are blackmailing us. Their Thai builder is also thretening to rip out windows doors and electrical wierings. They have also damaged our belongings and refuse to replace it. The builder has also told us that he will move into our house himself, because we are holding back the last innstalement to cover our loss. The Thai builder is reported to the police in Tha Sala / Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. TSD will be reported to the police next week. Our claim for 3 months delay and damage to our belongings poor construction work is a modest 12000 USD.