A wealthy doctor couple who spent £3.2million a ‘luxury’ house remodel are suing their architect for allegedly ‘secretly’ using their money to put in a granny flat at his own home.
Dr Stephen Pereira and his wife Dr Preeti Pereira enlisted a top architect to design a high-end refurbishment of their south London home. The revamp started in 2018.
But the project, which included a basement covering the entire footprint of their £5million-plus home, overran by a year and ended up costing them over £3million to complete, they say – £1million more than the original quote.
The millionaire medics are now suing Simon Whitehead, his company and his solicitor wife Victoria, claiming the project only overran because the pair used the Pereiras’ builder to do work on their own home.
The couple claim payments they made towards their own building project were diverted by the builder to fund works at the Whiteheads’ homes and their company’s headquarters.
Mr and Mrs Whitehead say the claims…