Atlanta resident Susan Hodgson didn’t expect to return from vacation like this. A construction company accidentally demolished a house it owned. “I’m furious. I wake up and think: Is this a joke? I’m shocked,” she says in an interview with the media.
The woman told this story to the Associated Press. Last month, after returning from vacation, she found a pile of rubble at the site of the house that had belonged to her family for over 40 years. “I’m furious. I wake up and think: Is this a joke? I’m in shock,” she reported.
“They are working to solve the problem”
The woman learned about the whole incident from a neighbor who called, surprised by the demolition of the empty house. “She said someone had just torn down the whole house,” Hodgson recalled. She sent a neighbor to join the construction team. The staff became unpleasant to her. “They told her to shut up and mind her own business,” Hodgson continues.
The situation was only explained by a relative of the house owner, who asked to present documents allowing for demolition. Then it turned out that there had been a mistake. The company was ordered to demolish a house at a completely different address. It was too late to save the building.
The company responsible for demolishing the house did not even contact the owner, the agency writes. – It’s hard to believe that someone thinks they have the right to come, destroy something and disappear, instead of coming back and saying: “I’m sorry. What do I have to do to fix it? It was a mistake,” said the Atlanta resident.
She reported the matter to the police and talked to lawyers. “We are still wondering what to do,” she concluded.
FOX 5 Atlanta managed to contact the company. A statement sent to the station said the company was “investigating and working to resolve the issue.”
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