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AA HOUSE RENOVATION AND BUILDING SERVICES LTD
Ref: 2120
Filed: 26/04/2023

Accused Company:

AA HOUSE RENOVATION AND BUILDING SERVICES LTD

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Company number: gb-11032352
Website: www.aahouseextensions.co.uk/

20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
United Kingdom

Allegation: Non performance of Services



Value: GBP 35,000.00


Dispute details:

Complain against a Cowboy Builder

We are fairly new to UK, arrived in July 2021. We bought a 2bed Bungalow in Aug 2022. Before exchange of keys, we were looking for builders who can takeup our full house renovation project. In July 2022 in B&Q Brandon Road Coventry, this person (based out of Birmingham) overheard me & my wife and approached us to show his willingness to take up the project. He promised us everything we want in our budget. He said he is in need of money & needs this project.
> Total contract value taken in advance - £39,898 (£31,000House+£3,000Garage+ £5,898Ensuite) (for both material & labour). This excludes the extras paid as were requested by you - £1250 paid for electricals, £468.5 for Structural Engineer, £400 cash for drainage.
> The Project breakdown was never shared since the starting of the Project in Aug 2022.
Post a week of discussions, we gave the booking deposit to their Bank Account. But he said we want the money in advance as that is the way Renovation Project works. In course of 1 month 04 Aug till 09 Sep he took £40,277.15 from us, while promising that the Project will be completed by 28 Sep 2022 which was later extended to 25 Oct 2022 with oneunskilled tradesman destroyed and devastated our house. From 9 Sep (post final payment) till 25 Oct 2022, he stopped responding to our calls/texts. WE THEN REALIZED WE WERE SCAMMED. Our trusting advance payment for the work has been ruthlessly and cynically exploited by acompany that could not even qualify for the title of cowboy builder. They did not even hire a skip for the debris from the money paid to them up front. Not one square metre of the house was finished or habitable. The state of our house was dreadful beyond belief. The only work that has been done is effectively to damage and destroy the place. We had our neighbours and friends take pictures of our house on 25 Oct 2022. He never agreed for an ADR to resolve the dispute, as he knows he ows us money big time. We consulted Solicitor to file a case against the company. They said the builder can dissolved/liquidated the company and we will loose our money paid to the builder + the Claim fees. Our Ref No.: with Citizen Advise since Sep 2022. We have raised a complaint with Action Fraud in Dec 2022 against him, as we think that is our last chance to get the money, while still willing to file a Court case against him.
There is much more information in terms of Scope of work, Pictures of the house, scamming history of the the Director of the Company, etc. Let us know if you would like to understand that.

I have paid another £35K+ to a new Builder to get the house in a habitable state.

Attempts to resolve dispute:

He never agreed for an ADR to resolve the dispute, as he knows he ows us money big time. We have filed a complaint with Action Fraud in Dec 2022 against him.

Response to accusation (by accused):

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Complainant:

Shubham Bhatnagar

Whitnash, Leamington Spa , United Kingdom