On your travels out and about, I think it's fair to say that everyone has seen a house that's a little worse for wear, unkept, boarded up, unloved and empty, and wondered what happened and why it's still in that condition?
Perhaps the owner has gone into care or moved away. Often people find themselves responsible for their childhood home after their parents have passed away. They might not have decided what to do with the property, are emotionally attached to the property, and possibly facing financial constraints. Despite their best intentions, it can remain empty and become dilapidated. I can think of a couple of houses that are not at their best within a 5-minute walk from my house, but what if you could help get that property back to its former glory and help improve the housing crisis by getting people living in the house again, reduce local vandalism and squatting and make a few pounds on the side, possibly thousands of pounds?
Well, you can, and here's how!
You Spot Property is a website where you can report empty houses, and if the property fits the criteria the company is looking for, you will get rewarded!
The company will look into the property you’ve spotted. They let you know if it matches their criteriaand send you a £20 gift voucher.
The company will then try and contact the owner to facilitate buying the property you reported. If successful, you will receive 1% of the purchase price. So if the property is purchased for £300,000, you get £3,000!
They also donate £500 to a charity in the locality of the sold house, so the local area also benefits, so it's a win-win for everyone!
There's no guarantee the owner will want to sell, and if they do, they will sell it to 'You Spot Property'. Still, with over 30 years of experience in empty properties, and a team of specialist researchers to help them track down the owners of derelict and unloved properties, you never know that 5 minutes spent reporting a derelict building could result in a big fat cheque landing on your doormat!
You can find out more and report an empty building HERE