Ten years ago, they spent a quid on a house. Was it worth it?
‘We kept our side of the deal, now the council needs to keep theirs’
Dear members — we’re not sure whether you’ve been watching Alan Carr and Amanda Holden on the telly zhuzhing up a Tuscan house they bought for a quid (hey, it’s January, give us a break). We’re halfway through, but we’re fairly certain their tale doesn’t end in quite the same way as the Liverpool residents who did something similar ten years ago. Clearly, Toxteth is a long way from Tuscany. But is this a tale that’s more cautionary than celebratory?
In today’s edition, Abi and Lisa meet the residents of the city’s £1 houses who’ve paid way more than the initial asking price in toil, tears and sleepless nights. But, when their final calculations are made, was it still the sale of the century, or a deal that was too good to be true?
But first, your Post briefing — including good news for Birkenhead shoppers and the roll-out of more traffic lights in Liverpool.