A Hounslow lottery millionaire’s backyard cabin is to be demolished in a crackdown on ‘beds in sheds’ landlords, but millionaire George Traykov insisted he used it for his own parties.
As reported by Thomas Burrows in the Daily Mail Thursday, Hounslow Council officers raided the £290,000 property owned by Traykov and obtained demolition order.
The construction which included a kitchen and heating, was being rented out for £200 a week
George Traykov, who has lived in the UK for about 20 years and won more than £1.1 million in Euro Millions wins, denied he acted illegally and said the house was used merely for ‘storage and parties’.
The illegal let was detected after officials used an aircraft equipped with a thermal camera to fly over the borough to pinpoint the illegal structures.
Mr Traykov had said:
“My relatives are living in the house while it is being renovated. They are not paying rent.
“The outbuilding has been there since I bought it. This is not a living area where people live and sleep. I had parties there, I had gatherings there, it is a playroom. I use it for storage.
“The council assumes something and they raid the property. No one has come to me to ask me.”
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— LandlordZONE (@LandlordZONE) January 23, 2015