Tommy Gallagher, 77, is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the fate of his semi-detached home in Burnage, where the Wonderwall hit-makers grew up
The estranged father of Oasis stars, Liam and Noel Gallagher, claims his house was 'stolen' in a property scam involving one of the brothers' childhood friends, a tribunal has heard.
Tommy Gallagher, 77, is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the fate of his semi-detached home in Burnage, where the Wonderwall hit-makers grew up.
He claims he was faced the 'disaster' of having his house repossessed when his mortgage deal expired, leaving him with £27,000 to pay - and no way to pay it.
However, Mr Gallagher claims Thomas Keenan, said to be a childhood friend of Noel's, suggested his brother Ricky Keenan might be able to buy his house for him.
He claims his own idea was to 'pay the mortgage off'. But instead, a tribunal heard he signed a deal to sell the house for a total sum of £115,000.
The three-bedroom house was said to worth around £130,000 at the time.
The property was sold in January 2017 and is now owned by Asim Iqbal Ali, the court heard.
But Mr Gallagher claims as part of the agreement, he could live in the property rent-free for the rest of his life.
However it is claimed he actually signed papers agreeing to pay £650-a-month in rent - which he denies.
Mr Gallagher has now launched civil proceedings against Mr Ali, Chromolyte Limited and Hanna Property Company Limited, claiming he was defrauded, that the sale should be annulled and the property, where he still is currently staying, should be returned to him.
He disputes how the house came to be sold, who it was sold to, and what arrangements were agreed about Mr Gallagher living there as a tenant.
All three respondents deny the claims.
Tommy Gallagher is the father of Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher (pictured together)
The First Tier tribunal hearing in Manchester this week heard how in 2016, Mr Gallagher received a letter from Santander bank explaining that his mortgage was going to expire in October that year.
Mr Gallagher, who separated from Liam and Noel's mum Peggy when they were children, was 'shocked' as he believed it had been due to expire in 2017 and there was still around £27,000 to pay off.
He struggled to come up with the money and feared his home would be repossessed. 'It was a disaster,' Mr Gallagher said.
In a witness statement, Mr Gallagher claims that he discussed the situation with Thomas Keenan, a man he described as a 'family friend'.
'Thomas was a musician, I helped him a lot getting gigs,' Mr Gallagher told the court.
Mr Gallagher claims Thomas Keenan was a childhood friend of Noel Gallagher (pictured) and used to stay around his house
'He stayed in my house many times. When he was about 12-years-old, he was playing with my son Noel up in the bedroom.
'I've known him about 20 years I would say, he was like a brother to me.'
Mr Gallagher alleges that Thomas Keenan suggested his brother Ricky Keenan might be able to buy his house for him, the court heard.
However, Mr Gallagher says initially he only wanted to find