Hello and welcome.
My name is Andrew and I founded the 2PoundHome about 6 years ago. I live in Somerset, I’m married to a Somerset girl and we have a young family, which is partly why its taken me 6 years to set the business up. I lived in Australia for 30 years. However I was born here in the UK, the boys were all born here and they hold dual passports which they’ll really appreciate when they get older.
I have a background in hospitality, so I know how to look after people, give the right service and treat everyone equally.
10 years ago, I came back to the UK and we couldn’t afford to buy so we rented, we nearly couldn’t afford to rent either! I was hoping the property market was going to level out but it hasn’t, it just keeps going up. I started talking to property owners who were selling their homes, whether they’d like to put it in a competition. About 30% liked the idea, so I said to them “I’ll get to work”. That’s taken 6 years- not that I work slowly but there was a lot of red tape and don’t forget I still have a family which has grown.
I am hoping that hundreds of people will be able to win a home. The beauty about it is that apart from the £2 entry you won’t have to pay anything else when you win.
This first property is worth nearly £250,000. If you don’t want to live in it then you can sell it or let it out. There is a tenant in there now, so you can win a mortgage-free home AND you’ll receive a monthly rental income.
There are cash consolation prizes of £500, £400, £300, £200 and £100.
I wish you the best of luck.