AN empty pub at the centre of a trouble-hit area is for sale.
The boarded-up Masons Arms at Lowerhouses is expected to fetch between £175,000 and £225,000 at auction.
It had a chequered history of openings and closures before shutting for good.
Now, it is expected that new owners will want to convert it to bedsits for rent.
The building, in Longley Road, is at the heart of an area where police have imposed a 9pm curfew on yobs.
It is among 56 lots in a property auction to be held at the McAlpine Stadium on July 8.
Huddersfield auctioneers Boultons are holding a viewing day for potential buyers next Friday.
Planning permission was granted this year for the Masons Arms to be turned into nine flats to let.
Disused nurseries, also in Lowerhouses, are for sale at the auction.
Hey Farm Nurseries in Hey Lane are expected to fetch between £125,000 and £150,000.
The sale is being described as an opportunity to create a large individual house in a "most pleasant rural backwater".
Surrounding land is suitable as a paddock, say the auctioneers.