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Stubborn homeowner refuses to knock down house even though a motorway is being built around it

Published 20/05/2015 | 13:30

A three-storey nail house, the last building in the area, with a Chinese national flag on its rooftop is seen in the middle of a newly-built road in Luoyang, Henan province, China
A three-storey nail house, the last building in the area, with a Chinese national flag on its rooftop is seen in the middle of a newly-built road in Luoyang, Henan province, China

An iron-willed Chinese homeowner has refused to sell and demolish his home despite the fact that the government is building a motorway around it.

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Fai Fu, who lives in the Henan province of Luoyang will not budge from his home as he believes the government have not offered him adequate compensation for his property.

Despite this, the authorities went ahead with the construction of the multi-million-euro motorway, and Mr Fu’s three-story, four bedroom house now sits right in its centre.

There have been several attempts to try and come to an agreement about the home, but Mr Fu will not agree to settle.

The stubborn 62-year-old has placed a Chinese flag on the outside of the house, to remind the authorities to continue to deal with the situation in a legal capacity.

Chinese law does not allow developers to force homeowners to demolish a structure until all parties are satisfied.

A legal source said: "There have been umpteen attempts at negotiation but the owner will not settle. He is holding up the whole project."

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