A ONCE stately home has gone onto the market for £1 - but there's a catch.

The building in Kilmarnock has fallen into a bad way with broken walls, a collapsed staircase and is rammed full of rubbish.

Auction House has advertised the “unsafe” B-listed home at 30 Portland Road for buyers who may be able to return it to its former glory.

The three-storey property has a rear extension and garden grounds, with a garage accessed from Seaford Street.

The advert reads: “Priced with a guide price of £1 with no reserve this is a unique opportunity to purchase this traditional sandstone, B-listed semi-detached property situated in Kilmarnock.

“This is a unique opportunity for a builder/developer looking to return this building to its former glory so arrange a viewing now to be sure not to miss out.”

However, the builting also comes with a safety warning about the property's condition. 

The ad continues: “Unsafe properties are evidently in a condition that poses a serious risk to the health or safety of occupants or visitors, or where the way the home is marketed suggests it is unsuitable for occupation in that condition.

“There is little point in a condition survey being undertaken on a home that is unfit for occupation in any case, and is being advertised as such.”

However, the fine print reads that there is an addition admin fee of £2,000 as well as disbursements.