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sample real property ownership title deedThis is a certificate (land deed) for private ownership of land issued by the Thailand land department. A land ownership title deed containing among others the name of the owner, location of the land, the presice size of the land, an area map showing the boundaries on all four sides and on the backside an index of registration.
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Civil law
Codified system of private law, body of laws primarily dealing with the relationships between natural and juristic persons, civil law as the written source of law (as opposed to judge made law), finding its origin in ancient Rome.
Common-law marriage
A marriage not formalized in the customary manner as prescribed by law but recognized as a valid marriage after a period of time in which a man and a woman have cohabited and presented themselves as husband and wife (not applicable under Thai law).
Competent Authority
A term used in various clauses of the Civil and Commercial Code referring to the government official or person appointed by law with the power to perform a designated function.
A multi unit residential building where each person is able to hold personal freehold ownership of his or her apartment unit and joint ownership in common areas of the building. What defines a condominium, as opposed to general unlicensed multi unit apartment buildings (not licensed under condominium laws), is the form of ownership.

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