Furnished flat is top prize in fundraiser with a difference

A FURNISHED two-bedroom flat is the top prize in Guernsey’s first ‘property lottery’.

Sarnia Estate Agents managing director Alex Ford, right, came up with ideas along with Ben Jones, managing director of Guernsey Treats, much to the delight of Cheshire Home residents and staff, left to right, Paul De Jersey, Alex Jenner and Dave Kilby. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1292043)
Sarnia Estate Agents managing director Alex Ford, right, came up with ideas along with Ben Jones, managing director of Guernsey Treats, much to the delight of Cheshire Home residents and staff, left to right, Paul De Jersey, Alex Jenner and Dave Kilby. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1292043)

A FURNISHED two-bedroom flat is the top prize in Guernsey’s first ‘property lottery’.

Sarnia Estate Agents is behind the idea, which is expected to raise around £135,000 to £140,000 for the Guernsey Cheshire Home.

The top prize is in a brand new development, Herald Court, in Victoria Road, St Peter Port, and will include all legal fees.

‘We wanted to come up with a ground-breaking first for the Guernsey property market, while still raising a lot of money for an important charity,’ Sarnia Estate Agents managing director Alex Ford said.

There are only 3,000 tickets available, priced at £150 each, and Mr Ford said he expected them to sell fast.

The winning ticket will be picked on 13 April.

Comments for: "Furnished flat is top prize in fundraiser with a difference"

GsyGirl

What a fantastic idea guys.. I will be buying a ticket, and for such an amazing cause.. x

JM

Great idea,

But would hope the prize goes to a worthwhile individual/family.

Would be a shame if it went to an investment 'sindicate' and added to their brimming property portfolio..

Still; if it makes money for charity then that counts as a win in my book!

sarnia expat

I hope to win it, rent it out for a year and a day for a huge rental amount, and then sell it for a massive profit, buy a new property in Florida and hurray, life is good.

You pays your money, you takes your choice. Its the luck of the draw.

and all other cliches.

Phil

Why keep it for a year and a day?

Sarnia expat

Cos in Guernsey, unlike the UK or US you cannot "flip" a property, i,e sell for profit directoy after you buy it, and you must have owned the property for a year and a day before you sell it on.

IWV

Sarnia

I'm sure you'll get the same answer from Phil but I'm afraid you're a couple of years out of date

Dwellings Profits tax was suspended in 2010 ( maybe 2009 even )

Quizzed

@ sarnia expat

yeah IWV is right. Win it and sell it straight on if you fancy :)

Tis a great idea!

Shame the same 'think tank' isn't running the island :)