Auckland man facing NZ$315,000 bill after house built in wrong place

Homeowner could be forced to pay $292,000 after blunder saw his new house built ONE METRE too far onto someone else's land New Zealand homeowner being sued for more than NZ$300,000 over boundary Deepak Lal began building three-bedroom house in Auckland before had to stop  Company that owned neighbouring house said Mr Lal's house say he's over line

By Sam McPhee For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:59 BST, 18 May 2021 | Updated: 05:59 BST, 18 May 2021


A New Zealand homeowner is being sued for more than $292,000 after a planning error saw him build his new house right on his neighbour's boundary.

Deepak Lal had began building his three-bedroom dreamhouse in Papakura in Auckland's north when construction stopped in August 2020 when his contractors alerted him to the issue.

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Development company C94 Development, who own the neighbouring house, have demanded the building either be moved back a metre or pay NZ$315,000 ($292,000) in damages.

Mr Lal employed Pinnacle Homes to build his house, who used HQ Designs to draw up the structural plans which were approved by Auckland Council. Mr Lal told the New Zealand Herald it is the council who are at

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