What are the Law for building over sea level

I viewed a stunning villa with an unreal sea view, my only concern is the heights of this villa. how many meter above sea level are you allow to built? if its built above sea level is it safe to buy? I don’t want to buy a villa and the next day the government tearing down the villa,

Any help or advice would be grateful,

Frequent User Asked on 26th November 2015 in Legal.
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That’s what the Patong Municipality Office has to say about it:

The law prohibits building construction anywhere 80 meters or above mean sea level.
This includes making alterations that would result in a structure exceeding the 80-meter limit.
The Patong Municipality has already ordered that any building which exceeds 80m must be reduced in size.
The only exception would be for people who owned the land and property before the law came into effect, provided the land is not used for business purposes.
For more information contact: Patong Municipality, 12/3 Ratpatanusorn Road, T. Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83120. T: 076-344275. F: 076-344255

At the moment the law is not being enforced and the next review of this law is in 2016, but it is very unlikely that it will be changed.

Maybe try to contact the Municipality Office of the district where the Villa is located, and ask them about this specific villa…

Top Contributor Answered on 26th November 2015.
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To keep the pristine and picturesque mountain views from being developed there is a height restriction of 80 meters above sea level. All structures built over 80 meters are technically illegal. Having said that, there has been few cases of special building permits issued.

Another noteworthy restriction is for condominiums. Different from Pattaya  and Bangkok, condominium projects in Phuket may only be 7 stories high and 4 stories close to the ocean.

If a property are not within these restrictions make sure to do very thorough due diligence with a local solicitor and real estate professional.

Newbie Answered on 26th November 2015.
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