Concerning Holiday Rentals and Phuket Short Term rentals :
Thailand and Phuket properties on short term rentals can not be rent out for less than 30 days if they are not registered as Hotel
The Phuket Provincial Land Office has issued a formal warning to owners, developers and managers of condos that renting out their properties on short term rentals is a breach of the Hotel Act that may incur a fine or even jail time", This formal notice was issued last week and sent to all registered condo projects in Phuket, Thailand.
Phuket condos and homes must be operated as a condominium, which can be rented out only for a period minimum of 30 days and can't be rented out on a daily basis.
The notification about Thailand Rentals
"To developers and owners of Thailand and Phuket condominiums,
There is a lot of news about condominium developers / owners renting out rooms or buildings that they have ownership of to foreigners or tourists on a daily basis (daily rental) rate that generate income as if they were a hotel (under the Hotel Act 2004).
"This type of operation is causes a public nuisance for renters in the same complex and creates unsafe places for tourists, which may lead to loss of life and property. It is not acceptable to operate an illegal hotel. The penalty for this is up to one year in jail or a fine of up to 20 000 THB or both.
Condominium owners in Phuket caught renting out their units on a daily basis face fines and jail time if they do not register their properties as hotels.