Yes. Foreigners can legally buy property in Phuket. You can own units in a registered Condominium (Foreign Freehold or Leasehold), and you can buy a House, Villa or Apartment (Leasehold). Under Thai law foreign nationals are not allowed to own land in Phuket.
With regards to buying property in Phuket, Foreign Freehold ownership applies only to the purchase of Condominium unit(s) and means that as a foreigner you own the unit outright.
Leasehold ownership applies to any non foreign freehold units in a condominium, or any apartment, house or villa – you by the property on a lease basis which is 30 years.
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