Jennifer Aniston is being sued by a construction firm for allegedly failing to pay $43,000 (£28,000) for work carried out on her Bel Air home.

According to court documents obtained by celebrity site, executives at JR Darnell Associates have claimed that the former Friends star hired the company in October 2012 to complete renovation work on the 8,500 sq ft property.

The work was scheduled to last for six months.

The contractor said it was not told of any problems regarding the work or payment until builders had to erect decking in the run-up to a party Aniston was holding at the $21m mansion in March.

The lawsuit, filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court, claimed that the 44-year-old star, who is said to be worth $150m, complained about a leak in the deck the day after the party.

JR Darnell said that it offered to send an expert to her home to evaluate the situation but she had the decking demolished before an inspection could be completed.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs said that Aniston cut off all communication with the firm and had not settled the $43,710 bill for the decking work.

Aniston has not commented on the allegations.