A MAN has decided to sell his pricey London apartment and buy Huddersfield.
Marketing manager Tom Logan, 35, said the decision was a combination of tiring of the ‘rat race’ and feeling he would get more for his money with a Northern town.
Logan said: “I’ve enjoyed living in West Brompton but I’m at the stage in life where I’m looking to settle down and have a garden. Huddersfield came on the market and I thought, why not?
“I haggled on the price – seriously, guys, a two-bedroom London flat with a north-facing balcony above a betting shop doesn’t come cheap – but they saw sense and caved in.”
Logan is currently making plans to ‘do up’ Huddersfield, including installing a walk-in shower, but is undecided what to do with the 165,000 people who live there.
He said: “I could evict everyone and pack them off to Dewsbury or Heckmondwike. I’d give them six weeks’ notice, naturally.
“However, the idealist in me wants to preside over an authentic Northern theme town, with cobblestones, cloth-capped boys delivering bread, and housewives scrubbing their doorsteps as a brass band plays in the town square.
“Alternatively, I could turn it into a massive car park and double my investment. I love the friendliness, the heritage and the scenery of the North, but people need to park their cars.”