SIR - I recently put my car up for sale, I put it up for what I thought was reasonable price of £1500. Incredibly I was offered £20,000 but only under the proviso that the buyer could pay in yearly instalments of £1000. I of course agreed.

As I did not want to buy another car and thought I’d try my luck, I decided to add some clauses to the contract:

1) If required I could still drive the car for the duration of the contract 2) If there was any maintenance to do on the car I would charge the buyer unspecified penalty fees 3) If I wasn’t happy that the car was maintained correctly I retained the right to take back ownership of the car without offering a refund.

He agreed! How lucky was I to find a Tory politician who needed a car?

Jason Smith, Cemetery Rd, Low Moor, Bradford