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Row erupts after 2 houses are built on wrong land plot


THE owner of a plot of land in Kanchanaburi province is perplexed how two houses could have been built there by mistake with the party at fault now keen on buying it and urging him to reduce the price, said this afternoon (Nov. 20).

Mr. Pairat (surname withheld), 45, accompanied by his wife, travelled to Bangkok to get help from the Saimai Must Survive webpage team about the two houses being built his 110.5 square wah land plot for which he has the right title deed without him having hired a contractor to do so.

He added on Dec. 13, 2020 he received a letter that officials would be coming in to measure the boundary line. However when they showed up, he was shocked to see that two houses had been built on his land plot and later found out that the person who requested the measurement was the owner of houses.

The municipality then sent him a letter saying that they halted further construction of the houses because no application had been made to build them and he faced a fine for violating regulations even though he never built them in the first place.

Pairat then filed a complaint at Ladya police station and sought help from the Interior Ministry’s Damrongtham Centre. 

The latter has held several meetings to mediate between the two parties but to no avail.

Ms. Kenchaya (surname withheld), 50, the owner of the two houses, said this was an unintentional mistake as she had bought a land plot of similar size adjacent to this one and only found out she had built her houses on the wrong plot after the official boundary measurement.

She added that she is now negotiating to buy the land plot from Pairat and had offered around 300,000-400,000 baht for it, with this being the appraised value, but he is holding out for 2 million baht.

She has upped the offer to 1.2 million baht but he still would not agree to sell it.


Top: The two houses built on Pairat’s land plot.

Below: Pairat and his wife talking to the Saimai Must Survive webpage team. Photos:

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