I recently moved to Bangkok from Boston. I've been living in an apartment for 3 months and am looking to move into a house. I've located a concrete house that hasn't been lived in for several years. Because it is clear nobody lives there, burglers came in and ripped out all the wiring because its worth about $0.25/meter. The owners of the house own several and aren't interested in putting in the money to restore it nor do they want to sell the property. So right now, nobody lives there and the owners are collecting no rent on the property. Along with two friends I would like to nogotiate a low rent with the owner in exchange for doing the fix up work ourselves for free.
The plumbing is mostly intact and cheap to fix over here. We can handle the cleaning, painting and landscaping. It all comes down to whether we can do the electrical work ourselves or if we have to hire a contractor. Keep in mind this is Bangkok, so there are no regulations, codes, licences or permits required. Is this doable? If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your help and expertise.