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Lee Newman, Brighton Fake Builder/Gardener & Conman

Meet Lee Newman, he advertises to Brighton and Hove residents offering Building, Gardening and Decking services.  He is a con man and will steal your money.


These are the links to his Nextdoor Profile: Brighton Building Gardens and Decking

The featured image may look unfamiliar (he’s suited and booted) – when I briefly met him, he was unshaven, had two earings and a large tattoo covering his next (see below image).

As you can see my the comment left – he’s targeted a number of people in the Brighton and Hove area.

Lee Newman is a conman

Lee’s modus operandi is to advertise on social media, book an appointment with you for a quote (claiming he’s busy on-site or doing quotes and he’ll fit you in, in a few days).
He uses several 3rd parties (potentially a partner in crime or Girlfriend) to recommend his services and then he requests a deposit 25% upfront, 25% at start of the work, full balance on completion.

He will take your deposit and run.  He was active on from March 2021 – April 2021.

My wife encountered him on (after handing over a substantial deposit for some Garden work and then getting ghosted) I started investigating Lee’s activities and the trail of destruction he is inflicting on Brighton and Hove residents is horrific.

Lee advertises/advertised on Facebook (now taken down), you can find him on Linkedin here.

He has since removed his Facebook page

Lee Newman preys on 70-80-year-old pensioners, several of whom I’ve spoken too, have broken down crying and sobbing.
He operates several sham businesses, in addition to Sussex Building, Gardening and Decking, including a courier service.
After a scam has run, he drops his phone numbers and doesn’t answer calls.  Lee Newman is the embodiment of scum.

None of the companies are registered on the company house.  HMRC tipped off.

In addition to ripping people off, Lee Newman (if that is his real name) one nextdoor user mentioned he actually did some work for her, cut every corner imaginable and then fly-tipped the bulky waste in the Sussex countryside.

Just search “Lee Newman” on

Lee uses the same text to reach out to people looking for traders

We are a small friendly business that puts our clients first , we have been in the building business for over 30 years working on jobs big and small, from laying a lawn overhanging a door to full renovations .. and we GUARANTEE all our work ..

Lee Also runs a courier service (again – avoid it like the plague) – do not get taken in.



This is the graphic he uses to advertise his scam building business

I will update this article as I collect more information as I collect it.   Brighton and Hove residents be warned.

Here’s another fake business – this is the profile:



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