ONE of Scotland's cheapest flats has been sold at auction - for just over £9,500.

The three-bedroom flat sold for more than the £9,500 price tag last week but DIY skills were a necessity for the lucky buyer.

And although auctioneers say the exact amount the property sold for can't be revealed for privacy reasons, they confirmed it was sold for under £12,000.

The "generously proportioned" flat in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, has a reception hallway, a front facing lounge, gallery style kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The ad on Auction House Scotland said the flat had a "fantastic low price" and "development potential" but is in need of a "full refurbishment".

Pictures of the dilapidated flat show a large section of the ceiling missing in one room and badly stained carpets in another.

The property was valued at £15,000 and is said to have a potential rental value of £490pcm.

In an auction last year, the company sold a flat in New Cumnock for £8,700 and another in Cambuslang for £10,500.

They have even auctioned flats for a staggeringly low £1 in the past.