Times have never been tougher for young couples trying to get a foothold in the housing market.
The determined ones – like 20-year-old Victoria Campbell and her boyfriend Bill Warden – try everything to help themselves.
They transformed her dad’s garden shed into living accommodation while they saved for a deposit.
But the jobsworths from Havant Borough Council have decided the structure ‘does not provide adequate living conditions and sets an undesirable precedent.’
It certainly looks habitable enough – so I have a suggestion for the couple. Pretend you are ‘travellers,’ contest the council’s ruling, enlist the support of Vanessa Redgrave – and you can stay there for another eight years at least.