Woman returns from vacation to find Atlanta home demolished

by Chloe Baker
Demolition Mishap

A woman has returned from her vacation to discover that her residence in southwest Atlanta has been mistakenly demolished by a company. Susan Hodgson expressed her outrage in an interview with The Big Big News, revealing that upon her return last month, she was met with a pile of rubble where her long-held family property once stood.

Hodgson conveyed her astonishment, stating, “I am furious.” She added, “I keep waking up thinking, ‘Is this all a joke or something?’ I’m just in shock.” According to her account, a neighbor had contacted her while she was away, inquiring about the possibility of someone being hired to demolish the vacant house.

“I said ‘no,’ and she said, ‘Well, there’s someone over here who just demolished the whole house and tore it all down,'” Hodgson recounted. When the neighbor confronted the workers, Hodgson claimed they responded rudely, telling her to mind her own business.

In an attempt to understand the situation, Hodgson sent a family member to the site, who requested to see a permit. To her astonishment, the person in charge admitted to being at the wrong address upon checking his permit.

Hodgson emphasized the care they had taken with the property, saying, “It’s been boarded up for about 15 years, and we’ve kept it maintained with boarded windows, trimmed grass, and a clean yard. The taxes are up to date.”

She indicated that she had filed a report with the police and consulted with lawyers but remained in a state of uncertainty regarding the next steps. “We’re still in the process of figuring out what to do,” she explained. “We keep exploring various avenues to see if a resolution can be reached.”

To date, the Atlanta-based company responsible for the demolition, “You Call It We Haul It,” has not made any contact with her. Hodgson expressed her bewilderment at the situation, questioning how someone could demolish a property and then simply drive away without taking responsibility for their actions. She lamented the lack of an apology or an offer to rectify the mistake, saying, “It’s just hard to believe someone thinks they have the right to just come and tear something up and walk away from it and didn’t come back and say ‘I’m sorry. What do I need to do to fix this? It was an accident.’ They didn’t give me anything.”

The company has not responded to a telephone message left on Saturday. However, in a statement to WAGA-TV, the company expressed its commitment to investigating and resolving the incident.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Demolition Mishap

What happened to the homeowner’s property in Atlanta?

The homeowner returned from vacation to find her property in southwest Atlanta had been mistakenly demolished by a company.

How did the homeowner react to the situation?

The homeowner, Susan Hodgson, expressed her anger and shock at the situation, emphasizing her disbelief at the sudden destruction of her property.

Were there any prior indications or discussions about demolishing the house?

No, there were no prior indications or discussions about demolishing the house. Susan Hodgson was unaware of any such plans, and she confirmed that she had not hired anyone for this purpose.

How did the homeowner discover the demolition had taken place?

A concerned neighbor alerted Susan Hodgson to the demolition while she was away on vacation. The neighbor had witnessed the house being torn down and informed Hodgson upon her return.

What was the response of the workers responsible for the demolition?

According to Hodgson, when confronted by the neighbor, the workers were confrontational and told her to mind her own business. They did not provide any explanation for their actions.

Was any legal action taken by the homeowner?

Yes, Susan Hodgson filed a report with the police and sought legal advice from lawyers. However, the text suggests that they were still in the process of determining the appropriate course of action.

Did the responsible company make any contact with the homeowner?

No, the Atlanta-based company responsible for the demolition, “You Call It We Haul It,” had not contacted Susan Hodgson at the time of the text. She expressed frustration over their lack of communication.

What is the company’s response to the incident?

The company stated that it is investigating the incident and working to resolve the mishap. However, no specific details about their response were provided in the text.

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CuriousCat October 22, 2023 - 3:31 pm

neighbor shudv called police rite away! wut a mess!

PropertyOwner27 October 22, 2023 - 5:45 pm

smh, these workers r so rude. no sorry, nothin? da company better fix it!

Reader123 October 22, 2023 - 9:18 pm

wow, that’s a crazy story! imagine comin back from vacay nd ur house is, like, gone. shud def get a lawyer, tho.


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