This is really getting crazy now.
We are now getting more threats and demands from our builder and his brother, I had both of them on my property yesterday demanding I pay their costs, their costs were not agreed and we are disputing what they are asking, the final figure is a bit excessive but it's just the way he got to it, we were given one cost and we agreed, then another and we agreed and then at the last minute it went up again, we have tried to explain this to them but they don't listen, they don't seem to take it in and just keep demanding money. the thing is if we knew what it was going to end up costing before he started we wouldn't have had it done as we don't have the money, he knew we had a budget. His brother said he was going to write a contract bring it to me Sunday morning and they expect me to sign it and pay within 7 days and if we don't they are going to rip the roof off, they were quite threatening and aggressive. This whole situation has us feeling paralised at the moment. We have reported everything to the police, trading standards and even building control at my local council but no one can do anything, we feel so alone in dealing with this. We feel we may just have to pay in the end to get rid of them, we'll have to try and borrow the money and be in debt for a while which won't be easy as we're not working at the moment but start new jobs in September so it'll take a while to get back on our feet. We are going to sell and move once this is sorted out, it just doesn't feel right living here anymore.
Dunno why I'm writing this really, just feel like getting it out of my system, I know there's nothing anyone can do to help