Condominium title deed or "chanod" (โฉนด)
On the left you find an example of a Thai condominium title deed or "chanod".
Title deeds are printed on a parchment-like piece of paper, a little bigger than an A4.
There are always 2 identical copies of the same title deed. One is kept by the owner of the property and the other one is kept in the Land Department's office.
Whenever a transaction is registered on the deed (ie a transfer of ownership, a mortgage, etc...), the owner of the condo brings his/her copy of the deed to the land Land Department's office. Officials will make sure that the 2 copies match to prevent fraud and then register the transaction on both copies.
Information on the front
The front side of the title deed contains general information about the unit that does not change.
1. Information about the building, the land it is built on and the location
2. Unit number and address
3. Details of first registrar. This is usually the developer
4. A floor plan of the unit with measurements and scale
5. Size of the unit in sqm, height of the unit, and the percentage of the unit compared to the total floorspace of the building