Redcar family slams sentence given to Ian Malcolm Hadden after he was ordered to pay them just £1,000 compensation
This is the mess that a Redcar family of five’s house was left in by rogue trader Ian Hadden.
Samantha Shilton and Daniel Jackson looked into getting a loft conversion done for their growing family back in September 2013.
Having paid Hadden a total of £14,300 for work that has never been completed, the couple came to court to “see justice”.
But Sam, 32, and Daniel, 36, were “livid” to see Hadden spared jail and told to pay them just £1,000 back.
“I feel like he has completely got away with it,” said Sam, a part-time kitchen assistant, who lives in Muriel Street with Daniel, a chef, and children Joshua, 12, Alice, 10, Sophia, six, Patrick, five, and a two-year-old foster child.
“We knew he was bankrupt so we didn’t think we’d get any money back but we thought he’d go to prison.
“He has to pay us all back at a total of £200 a month due to how much disposable income he had after earning £400 a week – but we don’t even have that much to spare.”
Sam is repaying her employer, who remortgaged their own house to loan the money to the family, at a rate of £200 a month over six years.
“I also got another loan out last year to pay for the loft to get redone but I feel like I’ve lost all trust in builders,” she said.
“Some came out and, after seeing the state of it, never came back.”
Ian Malcolm Hadden