Residents open up about life on ‘abandoned’ housing estate where homes cost £15k

A Liverpool housing estate plagued with crime, fly tipping and arson attacks has been described as "a good area" by locals.

Many of the 18 properties on Primrose Court, Huyton, have been left derelict, but one resident has shared his hopes that the council will step in to find lovely new families to move in.

Khaled Baleid, 58, first moved into his two bedroom house on Primrose Court back in November 2019.

He bought the property for £42,000 at auction, and has since bought the house next door for just £15,000, which he plans to renovate.

Speaking to the ECHO, he said: "Since I came here there's been a very low number of crimes.

"It's a good area. The neighbours are good people.

"It's people coming from outside of the area who are causing these problems."

Up until a few months ago, Khaled said the street had become a target for fly-tipping.

Photos taken by the ECHO in September showed rubbish piled up between the houses and overflowing onto the street.

Khaled said: "People were coming at night when everyone was sleeping and fly tipping at the back not the front.

"It's people coming from outside the area fly tipping.

"Nobody has fly tipped for the last three months."

He added that he feels sad seeing so many of the houses left unoccupied, "because it's a nice area.

"Everybody living here is nice and friendly."

Khaled believes the council should step in and take possession of empty properties on the close which are privately owned, and sell them at a low cost to people who will commit to renovating them.

A woman who asked not to be named, said problems started in the area when a group of new families moved in a few years ago.

She said: "While they were here they were throwing fireworks at people, setting fires and fighting in the street.

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"It got to the point where the landlords who own the houses were only doing them up as and when they need them.

"It did have an impact. I was having panic attacks, everyone was fed up."

However, since the families moved out of the houses last year, the woman said the problems have stopped.

She said it's sad to see many of them left empty when there's people who are homeless and living on the streets.

Another resident living on Primrose Court who asked not to be named said: "I work nights so I'm out all night and I sleep during the day.

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