Wrong Sydney house accidentally demolished

For 15 years the home owner believed he owned 200 Marion St (Channel 9)
For 15 years the home owner believed he owned 200 Marion St (Channel 9)

If you thought your day was going badly, be thankful you are not the owner of this house.

Demolition workers mistakenly bull-dozed the wrong house in Sydney after there was a mix up with the numbers on a letterbox.

Contractors thought they were demolishing 200 Marion Street because that was the number on the letterbox - turns out the house was actually number 198.

Wrong Sydney house accidentally demolished

Home-owner Steve Ballas turned up to find his house destroyed.

"All I know is I thought I owned 200 Marion Street, Bankstown, and it was a little house I was going to rent. But obviously I don't have that house anymore," Mr Ballas said.

Local authorities confirmed to Channel 9 that Mr Ballas' notices actually have 198 Marion Street printed at the top and that the house is where it would expect to be found: between numbers 196 and 200.

The demolition is now the subject of a legal battle.

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