Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Covenant Prevents Dorset Couple Selling House


Recommended Posts

From Yesterday's Sun newspaper.

A DISGUSTED family have been banned from selling their house down south — because the buyers are SCOTTISH.

Phil and Vicky Collins were thrilled when a Glasgow couple put in a £192,000 offer on their Dorset home after ten months without a viewing.

Mortgages were agreed and both families had even started packing — when council officials suddenly blocked the sale.

They insisted it could not go ahead because the three-bedroom gaff was an ex-council house — with an agreement saying only LOCALS could live there.

Last night Phil, 31, said: “We are beside ourselves with anger and frustration.

“In this day and age, with property sales almost dried up and people desperate to move, it’s beyond belief the council is standing by this principle.â€

Simon Grainger and Suzanne Spedding, of Glasgow, hoped to start a new life in quaint Briantspuddle with their two-year-old son.

But the house sale was still locked in stalemate last night.

Software developer Phil said: “The father had found a local job and they have relatives in Dorset but the council won’t budge.

“We have told the council they are breaching our human rights. They have told us they don’t care.â€

Phil insists nobody told him about the rule when they bought the house for £90,000 seven years ago.

A spokesman for Purbeck District Council said: “The owner should have been made aware of the covenant.â€


I wonder how many local workers are willing or able to help this couple realize their dream of a £100,000 rewards for living in their ex-council house for seven years.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.