22 February 2013



Plans have been put forward by Liverpool Council to bring 179 empty homes back in to use in by selling some to local people for £1.

It is likely the notion will be agreed by Liverpool Council today, Friday 22 February. Up to 20 properties could be sold to local people to refurbish and inhabit as reported on insidehousing.co.uk.

Residents would be required to ensure the homes are reasonably cared for, warm, weatherproof and contain some mod cons. They would also be expected to live in the property for at least five years and would not be permitted to not sub-let it within that time.

Other properties will refurbished and sold for 25% less than their market value and other small groups of properties could be sold to private landlords.

Cabinet Member for Housing at Liverpool Council, Ann O’Byrne commented on insidehousing.co.uk that: “We want to find innovative ways of bringing properties back into use and attracting people back into our neighbourhoods – whether that’s through offering homes for £1, or working with registered providers to refurbish homes and selling them at discounted prices.”

“Ultimately, it’s about driving forward housing renewal, investing in the future of our communities and doing everything we can to provide good quality, affordable housing for the people who need it most.”

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