ONE person could win four houses this Christmas.
A Huddersfield businessman has devised a competition which could see one winner getting hold of four homes and their tenancy agreements.
Andy Wood also aims to give up to £50,000 to charity, part of the £800,000-plus the competition could bring him.
Mr Wood, of Fenay Bridge, owns AJW Property Development, which rents out houses in Huddersfield.
He has now put four of them up for grabs in the competition.
All have tenants in them and whoever wins the homes will take on the tenancy agreements, which bring in a monthly income of £1,800.
All four houses will go to one winner – but only if there are 325,000 entries in the competition between now and Christmas Eve.
If there are fewer than that one house will be won for each 65,000 entries – and £10,000 will then be given to the NSPCC for each of the homes won.
If there are 325,000 or more entries Mr Wood will give £50,000 to the NSPCC out of his profits.
If under 65,000 entries are made by Christmas Eve the competition will continue for another 12 months.
If the number still does not reach 65,000 the competition will close and after the cost of setting up and administering the competition are deducted, the rest will be given to the NSPCC. The only way to enter is through website www.ajwpropertycomp.co.uk
Although entry is technically free under gaming rules it costs a £2.50 administration fee each time someone enters.
So if 325,000 enter it would bring in £812,500 for Mr Wood. He would give £50,000 to the NSPCC.
The potential winner will be drawn out at 4pm on Christmas Eve by a representative of the NSPCC.
Mr Wood will phone them and ask a simple question – again as part of gaming regulations.
If they answer correctly they will win the four homes. If they don’t, another person will be picked out.
The four homes have been renovated in recent years by Mr Wood’s father, Paddock man Robert Wood, who is now retiring.
Andy Wood said: “A few people are probably going to think ‘where’s the catch?’ There isn’t one.
“The competition is all based on how many people enter. The more people who enter the bigger the prize and more money will go to the NSPCC.’’
None of the four homes can be sold for two years or unless the tenancy agreements end.
People have to be aged at least 18 to enter.