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Builder breaks down house he worked on ‘after owner refused to pay £3,500’

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A builder has pulled down the house he built for a client after he refused to pay to pay him an extra amount of money.

Builder breaks down house

It was gathered that the owner of the house who was away on holiday contacted the builder for a two-storey extension and an enlarged kitchen on his house in Stoneygate, Leicester.

On completion of the project the builder requested for an extra extra £3,500 which the owner of the house, Jay Kurji refused to pay.

On Tuesday, June 8th the builder reportedly went to the house at Stoneygate, Leicester to destroy the house since the owner refused to pay him the extra money.

Speaking on the incident, 40-year-old Jay Kurji said,

“I had gone on holiday and was 200 miles [away] when it all happened on Tuesday (June 8). I’ve contacted the police, who said it was a dispute and not a criminal case, and I’ve emailed Trading Standards. I’m still on holiday so it’s difficult to sort out from here.

“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. Unfortunately, I picked the worst builder.”

A neighbour who confirmed the incident stated that the demolished building had left the street a mess.

In his words, “The work had been going on and there was scaffolding up and it all had planning permission. Then people noticed the builders starting to remove things and demolish the work that had been done. The neighbours are really upset with how it looks and the fact it has also ruined the pavement.”

See photos below,

Builder breaks down house
The house now
Builder breaks down house
The house before

Builder breaks down house



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