Building a house without a license, the millionaire even swaggered and parked 20 cars in front of the neighbor’s house

Building a house without a license, the millionaire also swaggered and parked 20 cars in front of the neighbor's door - Photo 1.

Parking in front of other people’s houses is not uncommon, but up to 20 cars are tightly wrapped, even parked in the street, it is not common – Photo: Autoevolution

Mr. Graham Wildin, 70, British millionaire, devised a seemingly perfect circumvention scenario, but the ending was not as expected.

The story begins in 2014, when Wildin announced to build a “house” play” next to his home in Gloucestershire, England. He did it because he wanted the whole family to get together when the weather was bad.

He turned the area around his home into a “private entertainment paradise” with playgrounds, bowling alleys, cinemas, tennis courts, bars, nightclubs, and to top it off with a garage that can hold a set of furniture. his collection of 20 cars. In total, this area is about 929m . wide2construction cost about 260,000 USD.

Mr. Wildin built the “cave” without a permit. In 2018, he received a notice from the local government to dismantle the entire illegal construction within 2 years.

“The difficulty reveals the wisdom”, he thought of a way to circumvent the law to turn the whole “movement” into a legal property: He changed from private land to business land of the family company, but failed. After that, he bought the entire land in the name of his family, hoping that the government would not carry out coercion.

Building a house without a license, the millionaire also swaggered and parked 20 cars in front of the neighbor's door - Photo 2.

Image of the illegal construction complex – Photo: Autoevolution

In March 2022, when the deadline is approaching, Wildin performs the final act: moving all his collection of 20 luxury cars and supercars, including Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Bentley, Range Rover, classic Jensen Interceptor, etc. the street, parked in front of the neighbor’s house. The goal is to get… neighbors complaining. As such, the authorities will have to ask him to bring the car back to “home”, and therefore the demolition order will be cancelled.

“Crooked, crafty” is the word that neighbors describe Wildin when interviewed by the press. They complained about how he was disrupting their lives just to get around the law.

Building a house without a license, the millionaire also swaggered and parked 20 cars in front of the neighbor's door - Photo 3.
Building a house without a license, the millionaire also swaggered and parked 20 cars in front of the neighbor's door - Photo 4.
Building a house without a license, the millionaire also swaggered and parked 20 cars in front of the neighbor's door - Photo 5.

Wildin parked his car in front of other people’s houses very welcomingly with a condescending attitude, causing trouble for neighbors – Photo: Autoevolution & The Sun

In fact, it’s not against the law to park your car in front of someone’s house in the UK. The outside of the house, including the entrance, is considered a public road. However, when parking for too long, neighbors can still complain or sue for the management agency to ask to take the car elsewhere, depending on the case.

In court, Wildin insisted that he was poor, unable to unload “the cave”. From a millionaire, he came to the brink of “bankruptcy” because of lawsuits. And yet, he also transferred all his assets to family members or family companies to become… poor, even though he still drove a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley.

The judge ruled that Wildin deliberately delayed the demolition order and played a risky game by illegally building the complex, while he was more than capable of obtaining a proper permit.

Wildin was sentenced to six weeks in prison. When he goes out, he will have to pay a fine of more than $ 12,000, dismantle real estate that was built illegally. Otherwise, he would have to go back to prison – an outcome Wildin could hardly have imagined.

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