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Woman shocked to discover someone had built £400,000 house on land she bought years before

Woman shocked to discover someone had built £400,000 house on land she bought years before

Someone had built a £400,000 house on her land.

A woman was shocked to discover that someone had built a $500,000 (£400,000) house on the land she bought six years ago.

Annaleine Reynolds purchased the one-acre plot in Hawaiian Paradise Park, a subdivision in the island's Puna district, back in 2018 at a county tax auction for around $22,500 (£18,500).

She bought the land because it 'had all the right qualities' and was hoping to use it after the pandemic where she had spent her time in California.

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However, during that period, Annaleine got a call from a real estate broker who informed her of the big blunder.

The land she bought had been bulldozed over and a brand new house, worth half a million dollars, was built on site.

"He told me, 'I just sold the house, and it happens to be on your property. So we need to resolve this.' And I was like, what? Are you kidding me?" she explained.

Reports suggest that local developer Keaau Development Partnership was said to have hired PJ's Construction to build a dozen homes on the properties the developer bought in the subdivision.

But by mistake, they built one on Annaleines' lot instead.

Annaleine has now hired Honolulu attorney James DiPasquale to fight the lawsuit.

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He explained: "There's a lot of fingers being pointed between the developer and the contractor and some subs.

"It would set a dangerous precedent, if you could go on to someone else's land, build anything you want, and then sue that individual for the value of it."

Peter Olson, an attorney representing the developer, argued that most of the lots in jungle-like Hawaiian Paradise Park are identical.

“My client believes she’s trying to exploit PJ Construction’s mistake in order to get money from my client and the other parties,” Olson told AP.

Meanwhile, a neighbour has claimed the empty home has attracted squatters.

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In similar news, Dr. Daniel Kenigsberg was shocked to discover a four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot house, suddenly appearing next to the land of his childhood home.

He purchased the half-acre strip at 51 Sky Top Terrace in Connecticut back in 1991, just outside of New Haven.

The spot was close to the site of his childhood home, which his dad bought in 1953 for just $5,000.

However, Dr. Kenigsberg's world came crashing down when he was told by a close friend that some building work had begun on the parcel of land.

The land was bizarrely sold to 51 Sky Top Partners LLC for $350,000 back in October 2022.

Dr. Kenigsberg is now suing the firm involved on nine counts, including trespass, statutory theft, and unfair trade practices.

LADbible previously contacted representatives for 51 Sky Top Partners and Dr. Kenigsberg for comment.

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