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Homes for a Pound Plus

Up to 150 empty properties are set to be brought back into use in a major expansion of Liverpool’s Homes for a Pound scheme.

It follows the success of the pilot initiative involving properties around Granby Four Streets and Arnside Road. They are being brought back into use by people who live or work in Liverpool that have bought them for £1 on condition that they bring them up to decent homes standard and do not sell them for five years.

A report to the council’s Cabinet on Thursday 2nd April 2015 recommended the introduction of Homes For a Pound Plus which will focus on empty terraced homes off Smithdown Road.

The properties, which are two and three bedroom houses are located in Garrick Street, Bird Street, Richardson Street and Webster Road.

Who can apply?

You need to meet the following criteria:

  • Live or work within the Liverpool City Council boundary.
  • Be in paid employment.
  • Be a first time buyer.

If you meet the above criteria you will be asked to provide further information about your circumstances.

Additional priority will be given to applicants with dependent children, who have a good credit history and can demonstrate that they have savings to fund the renovation of the properties.

Successful applicants will be required to meet the following conditions:

  • Live in the property for a minimum of five years.
  • Must refurbish the property to the Decent Homes Standard.
  • Must comply with an agreed schedule of works.

How to apply

Apply for Home for a Pound Plus online