Unqualified builder forced to pay $750,000 for leaky Auckland home he built

 A man with no building experience or qualifications who nevertheless built a house has been ordered to pay $750,000 to the Auckland home’s new owners because it essentially requires a rebuild.

A High Court judgment states that Hyun Su Park built the three-storey house in Birkenhead on Auckland’s North Shore in 2000.

The would-be builder, also known as Mario Park, had emigrated to New Zealand from Korea in 1995 and had been unable to find work in his previous field of chemical research.

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The High Court at Auckland has ruled that a man who built a leaky home now has to pay.

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