Tax worker Gavin Pierpoint has been successful in his application for a £1 house in the Cobridge area of Stoke-on-Trent.
Thirty-three houses owned by the council have been put up for sale for the tiny price to try and regenerate the area, where many of the terraced properties are boarded up and empty.
ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin asked Gavin if he was concerned about living in what is now a run down part of the city.
More top news
Fine in cold in the Midlands with some fog around.
We caught up with the Solihull tennis star's big sister to ask what it's like having a British number three in the family...
Demonstrations are happening up and down the country tonight in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump.