Buy back our dream home! – We don’t want this rubbish, say angry Phuket residents
A miserable Thai couple has gone to the government’s watchdog after their dream home turned into a nightmare.
Sinthichai Jitkham and his wife Sunisa paid 6.7 million for their property at a Phuket housing development.
But after continual problems they want the owner of the project to give them their money back.
Sinthichai and his wife moved in three years ago but right from the start they faced problems: “On day one the lights all shorted and we had a power cut,” he said. “Then the garage roof started to leak.
Then the plumbing on the second floor went. Cracks started to arrear. It was just one thing after another.
Flooding started appearing in the hall but the real problems were yet to come. It looked as though the joists were not fitted properly.
The terrified couple were convinced that the whole place was going to fall down.
The rain poured in every time there was a downpour – the windows didn’t fit properly.
Sunisa, in tears in front of the Damrongtham clerk, said: “It wasn’t like what it appeared in the advertisement. And the company refuse to take responsibility – it is torture every day”.
The couple said the project owners have done some repairs but nothing lasts. They have been told that the company has no buy back policy – so they are appealing to Damrongtham to get some action.