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Liverpool [pounds sterling]1 House owners facing race against time and could lose property; Tensions are running incredibly high in the Channel 4 documentary.

Byline: Liam Thorp

Resident's in one of Liverpool's [pounds sterling]1 Houses are facing the prospect of losing the property that have spent their life savings trying to revamp.

Tonight's episode of Channel 4's documentaryThe [pounds sterling]1 Houses: Britain's Cheapest Streetwill once again follow the people who are taking part in Liverpool City Council's radical plan that aims to bring dilapidated properties back into use.

This week, the story of married couple Debbie and Steve will continue.

The couple have the only double fronted house in the Webster Triangle - and are facing a tricky challenge to transform it with a budget of just [pounds sterling]20,000.

The estimated budget for the work is three times more than what they have - so they are trying to carry out most of the work themselves.

But things are getting tense - because of a deadline placed on the homeowners by the city council.

Problems and dilemmas for the [pounds sterling]1 House owners

The rules of the council scheme mean that if they don't complete the build within a year of being handed a [pounds sterling]1 House - they could have the property taken off them.

In tonight's episode, Debbie and Steve have just two weeks left before the council inspection and tensions are running high.

As Debbie states: "Its not just about losing the house, its losing all the money we have spent on it - it would be a nightmare.

Someone facing a different type of deadine is 29-year-old Ibby.

At the time of filming she is due to give birth in five weeks - and is desperate for her house to be finished and ready to move in before her child arrives.

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In Monday night's episode her builder Yusef, seems uncertain as to whether he has the time to finish the job.


Steve and Debbie could face losing their [pounds sterling]1 House

Ibby is desperate to move in before her baby arrives

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Publication:Crosby Herald (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 22, 2019
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