A pair have been left devastated after a landscaper promised to remodel their backyard – however left it trying like a constructing web site and conned them out of £4,000 as a substitute.
A workman had promised to renovate Danny Riley, 26, and Lucy Brennan’s, 21, outside house with astroturf, decking, paving and fencing whereas they have been away on vacation.
However they returned residence from their two-week break in Newquay to be confronted with a scene of mess and disruption behind their new-build residence in Church, Lancashire.
Lucy Brennan, 21 and Danny Riley, 26 (pictured collectively) had their again backyard ruined at their residence in Accrington, Lancashire
Workman Peter Cameron Hill from Clayton LGMS on Fb left paving stones and baggage of compost in the course of the backyard
Lorry driver Mr Riley has now realised the person, who referred to as himself Peter Cameron Hill from Clayton LGMS on Fb, has conned different prospects out of cash.
Mr Riley mentioned the person instructed him they wanted to pay £2,000 up entrance as a deposit and the remaining £2,000 in installments.
Mr Riley mentioned: ‘We have needed to come to phrases with the truth that we won’t see our cash once more.
‘We really feel very foolish to have fallen for this man’s ways. We have been too trusting and we now have been burned. We’re mortified.’
Mr Riley and assist employee Miss Brennan purchased their new-build three-bed semi for £130,000 in June, this 12 months.
Components of fence and different particles and garbage have been strewn throughout the sheeting laid down on the grass
What was meant to be the start of a brand new fence was left in a muddy puddle after the landscaper vanished
The couple, who purchased their new-build three-bed semi for £130,000 in June, sit within the stays of their again backyard
Since their return from vacation, the couple have tried to get in contact with Mr Hill however have had no response. Pictured: the unfinished landscaping
As a part of the deal their backyard was not accomplished and so they needed to do the landscaping themselves.
Danny mentioned: ‘We would had a few costly quotes for £8,000 and £6,000 and we have been searching for one thing cheaper.
‘I made an enchantment on a Fb purchase and promote web page to see if anyone knew someone and this man got here ahead.
The couple (pictured) say they’re very upset and now haven’t got the cash to type out the backyard
‘He got here spherical to our residence and he gave us an important worth of £4,000. He mentioned we may pay him £2,000 upfront and pay the remaining £2,000 over a 12 months.
‘We snapped his hand off. He was an important man, very pleasant and eager to assist us.
‘We paid the £2,000 right away and he began the work. We stuffed out a type to place the remaining £2,000 on finance.
‘However he quickly got here again and instructed us the finance had been refused. Trying again alarm bells ought to have began ringing at this level, particularly seeing as we would simply obtained a mortgage, however we believed him.
‘He instructed us we would wish to pay the remainder of the cash, so we did.’
Mr Hill had a few issues crop up, which put a halt to the work, however he assured the couple he would get all of the work achieved whereas they have been on vacation in July.
‘Whereas we have been on vacation he instructed us he was having issues along with his little one,’ mentioned Mr Riley. ‘He instructed us his son had a bleed on the mind.
‘We have been in touch him whereas we have been away so we did comprehend it wasn’t getting achieved.
‘However after we got here again on the finish of July we have been completely gutted on the state of it. It’s heartbreaking.’
The couple (pictured collectively outdoors the entrance of their residence) have put out a warning on Fb telling different members of the general public to not belief him
An space that was meant to change into decking outdoors the property was left naked after the builder did not come again after taking their cash
There have been holes, baggage of compost, plastic sheeting and gravel strewn throughout the backyard.
Since their return, they’ve tried to get in contact with Mr Hill however have had no response.
They’ve even visited his residence, for the owner there to inform them he’d moved out as a result of he was not paying his hire.
‘He has additionally deleted his social media accounts and blocked our numbers,’ mentioned Danny.
‘We’re very upset, we’re not going to have the ability to get any work achieved now as a result of it is winter and we do not have the cash.
‘I am undecided I will belief anyone to do any work for us once more. Thus far we now have determined that we’ll get household concerned and try to do the work ourselves.
‘We have now put our personal warning out on Fb to not belief him and we now have had a large response from folks saying they’ve been a sufferer too.’
Peter Cameron Hill has been contacted on Fb for remark.
Lancashire police have been contacted for remark.