Some people have seen me post about bad experiences with builders.
Some others have asked me to share the name of the builder from hell.
He's very clever at getting clients to pay a lot of money and then disappearing without a word. In fact, one disgruntled client already started a website naming him.
It took 1.5 years for us to go through small claims court and we just won the case. Getting the money back is another issue.
If you ever come across a guy calling himself "Greg Builder", who is Polish, ask for his surname. If his surname is Mazur, avoid like the plague.
He might also be operating under his company name, London Great Construction.
I also have words of wisdom for anyone who has a contract with a guy who is a "one man band" or even a small company which is a Limited company. You can't sue them directly, only the company, if things go haywire.
You could make them PERSONALLY liable by getting a personal guarantee from them as a director of the company. This would mean you could claim money from them if the company became insolvent. I did not know that - wish I did. I recommend this to anyone handing over significant amounts of money to a small builder.
I welcome any comments and happy to provide specific details of what the above named builder got up to. I have to say he's extremely convincing and a great marketer, hence gullible clients like us believe him (and unfortunately I know we weren't the only victims).