State Tower Condo - Silom Road (Listing # PL150052)
The Bangkok condo/apartment is located on Silom Road in the Silom community of central Bangkok. The State Tower Condo building is conveniently located just 473 meters to the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station which amounts to about a 6 minute walk.
The properties commonly referred to as Silom real estate are situated in the area along Silom Road and in between Surawong and Sathorn Roads which run parallel. Other notable roads with high-end real estate in Silom are Convent Road and Sala Daeng Roads both which continue on to Sathorn.
Due to the limited availability and premium price of Silom real estate, the streets of Silom which are crowded and bustling during the week are very quiet on the weekends. Most people who work in Silom do not live there. Fortunately the commute to Silom is made easy with the Si Lom MRT station which is conjoined with the Sala Daeng BTS skytrain station which allows Bangkok residents to get there easily from all corners of Bangkok.
- Chulalongkorn University (Phaya Thai Rd.)
- Sacred Heart Convent School (Convent Rd.)
- St. Joseph Convent School (Convent Rd.)
- Lumpini Park (Rama IV Rd.)
- Silom Complex (Silom Rd.)
- Peninsula Plaza Shopping Center (Ratchadamri Rd.)
- Patpong Entertainment District (Silom Rd.)
- Russian Embassy (Sap Rd.)
- Bang Rak Hospital (Sathorn Rd.)
- BNH Hospital (Convent Rd.)
- King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
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 ฿70,000 THB (Thailand Baht) in addition to your 1st month’s rent of ฿35,000 which is due on the day you move in. Your total move-in costs for this Bangkok rental property will be ฿105,000. 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 ฿70,000 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.