Lord Brocket is looking to regaining control of his family seat Brocket Hall a little earlier than expected.
This follows the surprise news that the hotel company leasing the mansion has gone into administration.
The peer had to leave his home after being jailed in 1996 for fraud. The house was due to revert to the family in 2056 but Lord Brocket has said that he is now interested in buying it back.
The Broadwater, the great feature of Brocket Park on the Lea valley Walk, is fed by the River Lea.