"The wealthy man who owned the Riddle House these days neither lived there nor put it to any use; they said in the village that he kept it for "tax reasons", though nobody was very clear what these might be. The wealthy owner continued to pay Frank to do the gardening, however."

This individual was a wealthy Muggle man, who owned Riddle House in the 1990s. He did not live in it, nor he put it to any use, although he still paid Frank Bryce to do the gardening before his death in 1994. Nobody in Little Hangleton seemed to know why he kept the house, although it was said it was for tax reasons.[1]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 1 (The Riddle House)