Win A Spanish Beach House
Sesortea, a new Spanish company offering house raffles, are giving you the chance to win a 2 bedroom house in Almeria, Spain. Entries for this competition start at just €5.
Launched: 1st September 2020 Closes: 24th March 2021
Location: Vera Playa, Almeria, Spain,
House Value: £150000 (2 Bedrooms)
Ticket Price: £4.50
Minimum Ticket Target: 125800 Tickets Sold: Unknown
Cash Alternative: Unknown
House raffles have expanded beyond the shores of The UK and Spanish company, Sesortsea "is a platform that connects owners that want to raffle their homes with people that would like to win a house". To kick off their venture they are giving entrants the chance to win a 2 bedroomed property. The property has no valuation so we've chosen a generous £150,000 based on an equivalent property search. This all sounds great but whilst the website looks pretty good there are few questions that are unanswered. The biggest one of which is what happens if not enough tickets are sold?
How To Enter
The property itself looks lovely. According to the website it boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 terraces, both bigger than 18m2. The house is fully furnished and comes with everything you need to move in or rent out. It's on a private residential estate and looking at the photos we're assuming it has a shared pool. The beach is just a three minute walk away from the property. The website states that all bills will be paid, including community charges, local taxes and other fees.
To enter the raffle you need to select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and then complete the transaction. You don't need to answer any questions and there isn't a free entry. This raffle is run under Spanish Law and has "the authorization of the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego, the Spanish regulatory body for lotteries and raffles. Individual tickets cost €5 each but you can make savings by buying in bulk. When you purchase a ticket you're allocated a number.
125,800 Ticket Sales
From what we can deduce Sesortea are aiming to sell 125,800 tickets (total revenue £575,000) to conclude the draw. When you try and purchase tickets you can't get a number higher than 125,800! The closing date is March 2021 and there doesn't seem to be any indication of what happens if insufficient tickets are sold. There is a 'house delivery guaranteed' logo on images at Sesortea but no information to go with it. A Loquax user has suggested that the draw will take place and if the winning ticket hasn't been sold then the property doesn't get awarded.
Given the current economic climate, a house raffle site offering properties in Spain does seem like a good idea. We can imagine that current UK owners may see a site like Sesortea as a good prospect for trying to move on their own Spanish homes. The site looks very professional and ticks boxes with respect to Spanish raffle law. However we are a little concerned about how the competition runs. We think that the promoters need to offer a better explanation of the process and provide information about what happens in the event of the ticket target not being achieved.
Disclaimer: Details shown above were correct at time of writing and are provided for information purposes only. Please do your own due diligence before entering! A link is not an endorsement and sometimes no link may be available. In some cases Loquax may earn a referral fee from sales. We strongly advise that you check terms and conditions before deciding to enter. Map location is approximated by Google based on postcode.
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