Buy a house for one pound

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched an application process to sell 35 rundown houses for just £1.

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House for a pound scheme to regenerate Stoke

Houses like this will be available to buy under the scheme Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The regeneration scheme is being funded by the city council and government and the council say it will give the area a new lease of life.

The programme will revamp empty council-owned properties which have fallen into disrepair.

The city council will initially cover the cost of refurbishing the homes and will sell them for just £1. However, the new owners will have to pay back the cost of the refurbishment over a set period of time.

It is the first phase in a £3 million project which will see 124 long term empty homes in Portland Street and Bond Street areas brought back into use.

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