£1 houses in Liverpool attract over 1,000 bidders
More than 1,000 people have submitted a bid to buy a house in Liverpool for £1.
The scheme was launched by Liverpool City Council in February to bring empty properties back into use. Applicants must be a first0time buyer living or working within Liverpool, and must agree not to sub-let the property for a minimum of five years.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: ‘There has been an amazing response to this pilot scheme and it has captured the imagination of many people.
‘It is part of my commitment to bring 1,000 empty properties back into use and help as many local people as possible get onto the property ladder.
‘We are looking for people who have a genuine commitment to bringing these properties back to life and turn them into a home they are proud to live in.’
Successful bidders will need to refurbish the property to a Decent Home standard within 12 months, at an estimated cost of £35,000.
Stoke-on-Trent has also put council homes on sale for £1 and will sell 35 run-down properties as part of a wider regeneration scheme.
How much will the properties be worh once ?35,000 is spent on them. For a council to have 1,000 proerties that they haven't maintained is a deriliction of their duty. Likewise with Stoke this give the Lcoal Govt bashers a justifiable cause.Stephen Reimer, Added: Thursday, 9 May 2013 05:45 PM
This is a kop (sorry!)out. The Council should renovate these properties and bring them back into the council house allocation scheme. 1000 empty properties is a disgrace whatever their condition.Patrick Newman, ex local government, Stevenage, Added: Thursday, 9 May 2013 02:45 PM
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