This house had been empty for more than 10 years and was suffering from significant water damage from a leaking roof. The property was raising concerns within the community because of the deteriorating condition. The Council explored a number of options before deciding to compulsorily purchase the property, which resulted in the owner agreeing to sell the property to the Council.
The Council sold the house on following a standard competitive tendering process. There were a number of strict conditions about bringing it back into use within a reasonable period of time. All conditions have been met and the keys have been handed over to a first time buyer who completely renovated the property.