What a tip new Welwyn Garden City home is!
PUBLISHED: 11:21 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009
A MUM-OF-ONE has been left dumbfounded after a skip load of junk was emptied at the front door of her newly- bought home. Susan England hasn t even moved into the property in Times Territory and already she is enduring a 'nightmare'. The software develope
A MUM-OF-ONE has been left dumbfounded after a skip load of junk was emptied at the front door of her newly- bought home.
Susan England hasn't even moved into the property in Times Territory and already she is enduring a "nightmare".
The software developer, relocating from Oxfordshire, collected the keys to her WGC house on Wednesday last week.
On Saturday, at 10.30am, she was informed by her estate agents a one metre high stack of rubbish belonging to the previous owners, had been dumped on the doorstep of her property and in the garden.
Ms England told the WHT: "There is broken glass, loft insulation, pipes, leaflets, plastic, carpeting, and more.
"It's a health hazard.
"The rubbish is dumped against the front door so I cannot get through it.
"It's soul destroying."
Ms England blamed skip company Hunsdon Skips Waste Disposal for the mess, a claim the firm refutes.
"The company didn't even check to see if they [the previous owners] were still living at the property before they returned the waste," said Ms England.
"When I contacted them, they weren't even prepared to discuss the issue or apologise.
"Their attitude is completely cavalier, who on earth can run a business like that?"
A spokesman for the firm, based near Ware, admitted it had returned the waste, but said that was after giving the previous owners, who had hired a skip for seven days, ample opportunities to pay.
"We were well within our rights, the cheque bounced twice and any skip company would do the same," he said.
Referring to Ms England, the spokesman said: "She will have to sort it out with the previous owners, but I am sorry it happened to her. I didn't even know she had moved in, as no one answered the door when we went round."
Welwyn Hatfield Council will not get involved. A spokesman said it only cleared waste from public land and advised Ms England, who is moving in with her teenage daughter, to contact the previous owners to resolve the matter.