Millions of pounds is owed to our cash -strapped councils.
It's owed by the property developers who keep on building, despite not finishing projects across the region.
A Granada Reports investigation's already uncovered a series of stalled developments and millions in missing money.
Now there are calls from those living in the shadows of those unfinished high-rises to find a resolution - and for those companies to pay their bills.
Matt O'Donoghue reports: