Tinkerbell
May 20 2017 01:14:41:953PM

Anywhere to check whether a business has since applied for a license? I also have annoying neighbors running a hotel / mosquito farm / rat farm that was not on the list published here last.

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Jens Andersen
May 21, 2017 09:59:35AM

This is a very good question. Please find out and let us know, PG. If the police are not doing their job, perhaps the many offended residents and legitimate (licensed) hotels can.

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Tinkerbell
May 20, 2017 01:14:41PM

Anywhere to check whether a business has since applied for a license? I also have annoying neighbors running a hotel / mosquito farm / rat farm that was not on the list published here last.

Asterix
May 19 2017 10:23:48:677PM

Two have been closed within the last 3 months, out of a total of 1,355 illegal establishments in Phuket such as hotels, resorts, guesthouses, condominiums, apartments and mansions. My god, so the Thai administration will need hundreds of years to close al

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Norman Clayton
May 20, 2017 09:14:13AM

Agree - hopeless. Guess the whole thing was just a 'tough-talk' PR exercise. No bite - totally impotent. Why are they always so afraid to actually enforce laws here? Truly a joke.

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Asterix
May 19, 2017 10:23:48PM

Two have been closed within the last 3 months, out of a total of 1,355 illegal establishments in Phuket such as hotels, resorts, guesthouses, condominiums, apartments and mansions. My god, so the Thai administration will need hundreds of years to close all of them without forgetting the new ones opening every month. Hopeless.

Mister Ree
May 19 2017 06:48:45:817PM

Given the names of the two locations above, one might assume that they have foreign owners. Nice to see the law being applied 'equally' given the number of Thai-run places. Rule number one in business over here: Don't upset the locals or be too successful

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Henry Bevans
May 19, 2017 08:38:37PM

Agree - the law should be applied to foreigners every bit as rigorously as it is to Thais. As for your Rule Number One for a foreigner owning and operating a business here, mine is different. Be legal; don't own more than 49%. Then your business will be majority Thai owned, and, as such, immune to the persecution of 'foreigners' that you impute to Thais.

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Mister Ree
May 19, 2017 06:48:45PM

Given the names of the two locations above, one might assume that they have foreign owners. Nice to see the law being applied 'equally' given the number of Thai-run places. Rule number one in business over here: Don't upset the locals or be too successful. It's a world of hurt. Now if they would only address the illegally rented condos rented out for less than 30 days, I might finally get rid of my noisy neighbours!