Britain’s ‘cheapest flat’ revealed

A two-bedroom flat in County Durham has been labelled Britain’s cheapest flat after it was placed on the market for just £1000. Situated above a group of shops, the flat has an open-plan lounge and kitchen and is located in the heart of Catchgate, Stanley. But it has no water or electricity, rubble litters the floor, the walls have huge holes and the ceilings have crumbled leaving a corrugated iron roof to protect the rooms from wind and rain. The property was left to an unnamed woman in a divorce settlement, who realised it belonged to her after she began receiving council tax bills and other official letters. Estate agents are set to auction the first-floor flat, which they admit needs ‘refurbishing’.