Leng Malin opens the front door to her house in Borey Chomkar Svay, looking down at cracked ceramic tiles on a sunken floor, is her welcome home. As she walks further into the house, she points at cracks and water stains on walls and ceilings.
Currently she is spending around $1000 on cosmetic repairs in her home – as much as she spent last year – but the cracks in the floor tiles and the wall, keep reappearing.
Leng has lived in a Borey home for three years and has been dealing with water damage and sinking foundation for the last two. Since the contract with the Borey owner only included a warranty for six months, she and her husband alone are responsible for repairs.
“I didn’t understand the problem when I initially bought the house, so I didn’t talk about the details with the Borey owner,” she said. “The Borey owner should have been responsible for this issue and should have helped to fix my home.” Continue reading