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Rob Jacobson

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    Building in Surin

    Looks like we may be making some progress. Discussions with a local lawyer recommended by another post has had an encouraging result. Apparently there has been an increase in complaints similar to ours where the builder has subcontracted all of the work to unqualified workers. Their advise is that the courts have returned favourable results for customers whereby the rectification work has been ordered by the court.
  2. Rob Jacobson

    Building in Surin

    Hi Folks, this is my first post so please excuse me if it’s it the wrong place. I’ve been following others adventures and insights for some time. Tukta (my Thai wife) and I have been married for 7 years, we both reside in Australia but travel to Bangkok, Phuket and Surin every few months. We recently engaged aged a builder from Ubon to build what we thought would be a nice home for us in Krasang. The project has been disastrous. We have had drunk builders, poor workmanship and been left with a mess. There is barely a straight wall in the building, the foundations are too small, the vertical piers to support the roof are the same. Lots of sorrys but the result is a lot of money paid for an extremely poor result. we have provided many opportunities to undertake rectification work but the builder is not interested. So we consider we may have to try legal action to firstly force the builder to do what they have been paid to do, or secondly be compensated for the cost of having another builder rectify the house. We paid 2.1 M Baht for the project So our questions are, has as anyone had similar experiences? can anyone recommend a solicitor in the Surin area? Regards Rob & Tukta