I'm trying to help my gran buy her council house she has lived in for over fifty years. she brought up my mum and her 5 siblings. she has always intended to buy the house and could of many years ago when she should have and wish she did for just 18,000 but decided to use her money to do it up and put things how she wanted it. she recently lost her son (my favourite uncle) who never left home....he worked nights and loved being home. she's had him buried in the garden intending to be buried there herself but house prices have gone up tremendously she has 45,000 but asking price for her house is 145,000 and that's with her tenant discount, tried to get a mortgage but because it was different name the discount wouldn't apply so the asking price would then be 215,000. my gran has always worked and still does. it's breaking her heart.