How About This One Then – But There’s a Twist to the Tale

Many of you agreed that we should buy Tillycairn Castle.  Hey guys, I’m still waiting for the mortgage money!

I was amazed to see another beautiful historic property up for sale this soon, and so beautifully restored it made the news…though sadly not for the right reasons.

Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire was actually bought from it’s last owner with a compulsory purchase order.  It had basically been left to rot over about a 20 year period and potentially could have been re-developed.  Yay, you may think the government stepped in, saved it and restored it.  All good so far.

The twist is that British taxpayers footed the 7.6m bill, and it is now up for sale for just 4m.  The new owners, should they purchase, will still have a large amount of work to do, but the taxpayer who saved this property will only have access to see it for 28 days a year, for 21 years.  Is it just me, or does this just seem wrong?

Certainly more pricey than Tillycairn.  I want that one.

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2 Responses to How About This One Then – But There’s a Twist to the Tale

  1. Isn’t that always the way? The government makes us pay for stuff whether we want (or can afford it) or not. :mad: I wonder if there is some mathematical formula somewhere for just how low you can get the average person’s net income before the whole country collapses? We may be closer than you think…

  2. Indeed Carol. What makes matters worse to me, is that the taxpayers probably won’t even get to see in the future.

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