Family is left £27,000 out of pocket after getting their loft conversion done by a friend who left their £400,000 house in danger of ‘catastrophic structural collapse’



A cowboy builder who took £27,000 from a family friend for a loft conversion but left their £400,000 home in danger of ‘catastrophic structural collapse’ has been jailed. 
Diane McDonald, who had just retired, had to go back to work after paying Marc Foley £25,000, then having to fork out another £27,000 to have his work put right.
In a victim impact statement, Mrs McDonald said she was 'devastated', adding: 'He was a family friend and I trusted him.'
Cardiff Crown Court heard Foley carried out the work at her home in Cyncoed, Cardiff, where three generations of the family lived together.... read more

 
28 November 2017 in Business, Views: 54
Source: Daily Mail
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