chopera, I don’t think foreigners can individually own villas in Thailand but they can own apartments individually, but it’s ok to own villas with a Thai, hence the Thai bride thing with so many Westerners, maybe why there are so many elderly men with young brides who then inherit the lot after pleasing the old gents for a few years 😆
Foreigners can’t own villas or land. Any setup that is trying to get around this is illegal.
Read this about the “condominiums” http://www.samuiforsale.com/knowledge/practical-legal-for-condos.html
Basicly you have control over nothing.