A Builder took extreme action when a customer refused to settle an unpaid invoice. Frustration over an ongoing dispute over an unsettled bill caused a builder to take action into his own hands.
The house after it was partially demolished. Credit: BPM Media
Works were ordered by a house owner in an affluent part of Leicester were the average house price exceeds £540,000. Whilst the home owner has been on holiday, the disgruntled builder decided to ‘undo’ all the work he had done so far.
The resulting mess far exceeds the value of the debt in question. The Homeowner told LeceistershireLive that he and the builder who had been working on the house got into a dispute over monies that were to be paid.
The home now has a missing roof and rubble scattered around it, with neighbours upset about the mess it’s created.
The 40 year old homeowner is reported as saying “I bought the house last year. The builder started in February and we wanted lots of work done so it could become our family home for six of us.
“We wanted a two-storey extension, a new roof, new wiring and for it to be more environmentally-friendly.
The house before it was partially demolished. Credit: BPM Media
The homeowner explained that, after refusing to pay the builder the sum owed of £3,500, the builder then left the building in its current state.
The scaffolding was also retrieved by the scaffolding company.
The owner continued: “I had gone on holiday and was 200 miles when it all happened on Tuesday. I’ve contacted the police, who said it was a dispute and not a criminal case, and I’ve emailed Trading Standards.