Joined: July 2004
||Posted: 22 May 2019,10:06
If Mr Angry was to dig up the work, you would have a very, very strong case against the business.
Once building work is carried out at a property, even if the invoice isn;t paid, and money is owed for labour, plant, and materials, the law regards the work as being "vested" in the property and it would be regarded as criminal damage to attempt to remove said materials from the site.
Bloody annoying, I know, if you are the contractor faced with an awkward git of a client, but faced with such a situation, just about the worst thing you can do (other than clouting the awkward git of a client with the back of a spade) is to remove fixed materials from the site.
If there are any *unfixed* materials, such as packs of blocks/flags, loose sand and aggreagte, bags of cement, etc., they *can* be removed, as they haven't been built into the property, but anything laid, even if it isn't finished, is a no go.
So, if Mr Angry doe sturn up threatening to dig it all up, just cal the police - let them deal with him!
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