ATLANTA (AP) — A home-owner is mulling the subsequent step after an organization mistakenly demolished a house she owned in southwest Atlanta.
Susan Hodgson mentioned in an interview Saturday with The Related Press that she discovered a pile of rubble instead of what was once her longtime household property when she returned from trip final month.
“I’m livid,” Hodgson mentioned. “I hold waking up pondering, ‘Is that this all a joke or one thing?’ I’m simply in shock.”
She mentioned a neighbor referred to as her whereas she was away and requested if somebody had been employed to tear down the vacant home.
“I mentioned ‘no’ and she or he mentioned, ‘Effectively, there’s somebody over right here who simply demolished the entire home and tore all of it down,’” Hodgson recalled.
When the neighbor confronted them, Hodgson mentioned, the employees acquired nasty.
“He instructed her to close up and thoughts her personal enterprise,” Hodgson mentioned.
She despatched a member of the family over to see what was happening and who requested to see a allow. When an individual in cost on the web site checked his allow, Hodgson mentioned he admitted he was on the unsuitable handle.
“It’s been boarded up about 15 years, and we hold it boarded, coated, grass minimize, and the yard is clear,” she mentioned. “The taxes are paid and all the things is up on it.”
Hodgson mentioned she’s filed a report with police and has talked with legal professionals however that they continue to be in limbo to this point.
“We’re nonetheless on this strategy of determining what to do,” she mentioned. “We hold urgent in numerous instructions to see if one thing goes to occur.”
To this present day, she mentioned the Atlanta-based firm accountable, You Name It We Haul It, has but to contact her.
“How do individuals simply go up and tear anyone’s property down after which simply drive off?” Hodgson mentioned. “How can they suppose that’s OK? I simply want he would come repair the issue that he precipitated.
“It’s simply exhausting to imagine somebody thinks they’ve the appropriate to simply come and tear one thing up and stroll away from it and didn’t come again and say ‘I’m sorry. What do I have to do to repair this? It was an accident.’ They didn’t give me nothing.”
The corporate didn’t instantly return a phone message left Saturday. In an announcement to WAGA-TV, the corporate mentioned it’s investigating and dealing to resolve the mishap.
Related Press author Chevel Johnson Rodrigue contributed to this report from New Orleans.
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