According to the media reports, even though a leftist politician claimed he had all the permission for building his luxury house, the Government Office said that the building is unlawful and unprofessional.
Bence Tordai, a Hungarian politician from the opposition Párbeszéd party and a member of parliament, recently built a house in one the most expensive districts of Budapest, worth around HUF 150 million (EUR 370,000).
However, the house was reportedly built in violation of building regulations,
which has led to the Government Office launching proceedings and the police investigating abuse of office.
The politician claims that everything around the construction was done in an orderly and regular manner. However, according to information from Hungarian Mediaworks’ News Center, the government office has found that the villa, which was built on the basis of a simple declaration, was “carried out by means of illegal and unprofessional construction activity, which is not in line with the law.”
The political scandal about Bence Tordai’s house was sparked by the Metropol newspaper a few weeks ago, after it was reported that the politician had bought a farmhouse in the 2nd district in Budapest.
The opposition politician then allegedly started to build his new house by hiding it behind the farmhouse, circumventing the rules.
The reason behind this was that he could not get permission for a new building on the plot because of strict regulations. Although the Párbeszéd co-chairman said he was just renovating the original house, he reportedly demolished it and built a new one in its place.
In addition, the Hirado.hu website pointed out earlier that Bence Tordai could not even afford a HUF 150 million property on the basis of his asset declaration.
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