A man is raffling his flat for just £2 a ticket to raise money for his family’s forever home.
Stuart Robinson will by giving one winner the chance to become the owner of the two-bedroom property for less than the price of a coffee.
Instead of opting for the traditional route of putting his home on the market, the Northumberland resident set up the competition in the hopes of being able to afford his dream home.
The welding inspector has his heart set on moving into a new space with his partner Chloe, 27, and her sons Oliver, eight, and six-year-old Thomas.
As reported by Chronicle Live, he was inspired to do so after seeing a story of another family who raffled their home in County Durham.
The lucky winner will be chosen at random once all 70,000 tickets have been purchased online.
Located in a desirable location and just five-minute drive from the beach, the first floor flat features two double bedrooms, an open plan living/dining area and a yard.
The 33-year-old has owned the Blyth Street flat since 2018 and currently rents it out, with the current tenancy due to end in February – one month before the raffle will be drawn.
Stuart, who currently lives in Blyth, says the raffle presents itself with the opportunity to not only live their own dream, but also help someone else achieve theirs.
“Winning this could be life-changing for someone,” he said. “You’d have a home paid for with no mortgage or fees.
“The past 18 months have been tough for most people. How amazing could it be for someone to get on the property ladder with a home and £2,500 cash just from a £2 raffle ticket.
“You have a much better chance of winning this than you do the EuroMillions.”
The property has recently been refurbished with a new boiler, windows, front door and a loft conversion which could be transformed into a third bedroom.
The winner of the raffle will also scoop a £2,500 prize, as will the runner-up, with the deadline for purchasing raffle tickets March 1.
Stuart has seen some scepticism on the authenticity of the raffle on social media, but has stressed the bargain flat is completely genuine.
He said: “The raffle is 100% genuine and I think it could be the future instead for selling properties.
“The flat is worth up to £100,000 but we’re selling 70,000 tickets so then it will cover stamp duty, solicitor bills, while the company Raffall takes 10% of the fee.
“I bought the flat in August 2018 and extended the lease so it 996 years left on it now. It is a fantastic place to live and will make a great home for someone out there.
“This means so much to me to be able to start a family with Chloe and for us all to be together.”
To enter the raffle, visit https://raffall.com/218534/enter-raffle-to-win-2-bedroom-flatloft-conversion-hosted-by-stuart-robinson.