Mother reveals horror after spotting a tradesman letting a woman into her home for ‘hours’ without her permission on her security cameras
- British mother has revealed her shock after seeing unknown woman enter home
- Has tradespeople in the property and saw the stranger on security footage
- Said the woman has been entering her house for ‘up to four hours’ before leaving
- Shared the story on Mumsnet where many were left horrified by the behaviour
A British mother has shared her horror after discovering that a tradesman doing work in her house has been inviting a woman over for hours while she’s away at work – without her permission.
The anonymous woman took to Mumsnet to reveal how she spotted a stranger coming in and out of her home using her home security cameras, seemingly joining a labourer who was doing some work on her home.
Meanwhile she revealed a quick social media stalk proved that she was not the man’s wife.
Commenters have hit out the ‘unprofessional’ behaviour and suggested that he is ‘having sex with his side bit’.
A British mother has shared her horror after discovering that a tradesman doing work in her house has been inviting a woman over for hours while she’s away at work, without permission. Stock photo used
The user added that she wanted answers, questioning whether to confront the man, who had yet to complete the job she hired him to do, which includes work on the electrics.
‘How much work can he really be doing if his ‘mate’ is there for 4 hours,’ she wrote.
The full thread, shared on the AIBU (Am I Being Unreasonable) tag last week, read: ‘Currently got a tradesperson in to do a job. They quoted me a day rate of 8 days work (which I think will take less time than that, but they’re the expert…)
‘Anyway, that’s not my AIBU. I checked my security footage this week and noticed a woman popped round to my house when I was out and tradesperson was working alone in my house.
The anonymous woman took to Mumsnet to reveal how she spotted a stranger coming in and out of her home using her home security cameras, seemingly joining a labourer who was doing some work on her home
‘I can only see her walk past my front door to the back garden gate, she knocks and then the feed ends.
‘She’s seen leaving four hours later. The next day, same thing, except three hours.
‘At present the tradesperson gets here for about 8am and has already stopped working by 3pm.
‘So that’s seven hours of work, fair enough, but four (and three) of them an unknown woman here is.’
Meanwhile she added: ‘It’s not his wife, I did a little social media digging and it’s not her.’
‘AIBU if I question him about it next week? He still has four days left to finish the job next week and I don’t l like the fact there’s an unknown and uninvited person in my house when I’m not there.
‘Plus, how much work can he really be doing if his ‘mate’ is there for four hours?’
Users in the comments rushed to assure the mother that the worker’s behaviour was ‘unprofessional’ and suggested he was using her house to have a sexual affair.
One poster asked if the woman could ‘pop home when and if she arrives again’, but the mother replied that it would be ‘unfeasible’
Another comment speculated whether the woman is a co-worker, but the woman claimed this isn’t likely
One poster asked if the woman could ‘pop home when and if she arrives again’, but the mother replied that it would be ‘unfeasible’.
‘I work about 30 mins away,’ IvyPlant explained. ‘I could try but it would mean working from home after and he’s working on the electrics…’
Another comment speculated whether the woman is a co-worker, but IvyPlant claimed that wasn’t likely.
She added: ‘He wears a uniform, she doesn’t. He’s a sole trader, works alone and no sub contractors were mentioned.’
Commenters have hit out the ‘unprofessional’ behaviour and suggested that he is ‘having sex with his side bit’
Digging deeper, more users then suggested that the tradesman is having an extramarital affair.
‘Maybe it’s his side bit and he’s having sex with her while you’re out,’ one penned. ‘It happens.
‘A friend of mine was meeting with a tradesman on on the evening they would go to the house he was working on as it was empty and he had a set of keys.’
The theory was supported, as a user replied: ‘I think the same, they’re using your house for meeting up/sex.’
Another simply added ‘100 per cent’.
The Mumsnet user also added that ‘ironically’ it seems the tradesman knows about her surveillance because he installed her doorbell footage months ago.
One user suggested planting ‘something on the bed’ or positioning covers ‘in a certain way’ so she would know if they have been moved.
‘Unfortunately (or not) I doubt anything like that is happening inside the house,’ she replied.
‘He’s working on two out buildings in the garden so has plenty of surface space to choose from so to speak.
‘The only thing I can think of is positioning the camera in my son’s room to point out the window which faces the garden.
One user suggested planting ‘something on the bed’ or positioning covers ‘in a certain way’ so she would know if they have been moved
‘I will be able to see if they go into an outbuilding but not much else and tbh I wouldn’t want to film them having sex if that’s what they’re doing.
Commenters urged the Mumsnet user to confront the tradesman.
‘Why are you waiting until next week is to confront him??,’ one asked.
‘I’d be messaging him now and asking why your security camera shows a woman arriving and staying for hours on both days when he should’ve been working!
‘Also, have you paid him anything yet? If not, tell him he’s not getting a penny now and you’ll be getting someone else in.
Another added: ‘You do know this is completely unprofessional and unacceptable, don’t you? I wouldn’t have him back in the house.’