New online firm Eazy Agent is giving all NHS staff the chance to sell their home for £1 throughout September.
It promises to provide its £249 basic service in return for a small contribution of at least £1 to a Just Giving page it has set up to raise NHS funds.
Co-founder Lee Farrell (pictured) explains that he’s running the offer to help his best friend of 40 years who suffered a horrendous accident three weeks ago in freak circumstances.
Although his friend was in intensive care and then an induced coma, he is recovering slowly and undergoing grafts on a weekly basis, so Farrell says funds raised will be going to the burns unit at Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield.
“The surgeons, doctors and nurses have been amazing and this is our way of giving something back,” he says.
Farrell hopes that the firm’s initiative will encourage companies it negotiates with, such as solicitors, to put their hands in their pockets to add to the campaign, and aims to hit a £1,000 target by the end of the month. “I really hope it’s popular – and it would be great if everyone involved also contributes,” says Farrell.
Eazy Agent hit the headlines last month after it claimed to have been unfairly kicked off OnTheMarket despite not flouting any of the platform’s rules. The Leeds-based agent was given a month’s notice telling it that this was because it didn’t offer its own on-site valuations as part of its service – which the company denies. Eazy Agent’s unusual ‘pay now’ service covers everything from legal fees to a removal van and even a dog sitter on moving day for £1,749.