I am a Brit, now living in Ethiopia and I had planned to retire in Cambodia next year. I bought an apartment in Phnom Penh from a company called Brocon, it was rented and they were the managing agents. Everything went well until this month. Instead of taking their fee from the rent, they sent me an email asking for money to be transferred to them. Living in Ethiopia, a country not well trusted internationally and without a secure infrastructure, I was not able to do that. I explained everything to them and told them how I was working on getting the money to them. They then told me that because I had not paid on time, they have taken ownership of my apartment and will sell it, they also said I am unlikely to get any compensation.
This is very distressing. I don't know the law, I don't know if it is legal for them to do that. They did not give me any warnings or deadlines it was possible to keep. I feel I have been set up. Is this legal? Is there a set procedure in these cases? Can I appeal? How?
Brocon, I am told, will cease trading and have been fined for corruption.
Is there someone out there who can help me or put me in touch with someone who can?