A company hired to build a new home in a town in Scotland has found it difficult to negotiate with local council officials over what to include in the price.
The company hired by the town to build the house is owned by the brothers who own the construction company.
The council said the company would not agree to include any costs such as the cost of electricity, gas or water that might be charged to the homeowner.
A spokesman for the Scottish government said it is in contact with the company.
But the company said it will only agree to the council’s “minimum” cost, the amount it would have to pay to the city council.
The spokesman said: “It’s a small fee but we will not accept a fee of less than £15,000, which is what the council is asking for.”
He said the firm would only agree on the amount of the fee that was agreed by the council, not the actual price of the home.
He said he was concerned the company could be given a “sweetheart deal” that it would agree to a price of £20,000 but it would not accept the council money if the company were to say they were not interested in paying.
A spokesman said it was too early to comment on whether the council was prepared to accept the offer.”
They have got to be realistic.”
A spokesman said it was too early to comment on whether the council was prepared to accept the offer.
The Scottish government has a team of experts and representatives on its housing taskforce who are working on building housing for the region.
He explained that local authorities are allowed to negotiate for a higher price, but the council must also agree.
He told the BBC: “This is something that’s not a normal situation in the UK.”
It’s something that is happening to a couple of very well-known builders and they are negotiating for a lower price.
“The council has the right to negotiate but if they do not agree then the council has to pay the full amount.”