Three-bedroom family home goes on the market for £125,000 – but it comes with a twist that may make you think twice
A THREE-bedroom family home has gone on the market for just £125,000 – but it comes with a twist that may make you think twice.
The property in Great Barr, Birmingham, looks quite ordinary from the outside, but the new owners will need a strong stomach.
Househunters have even been warned the place is unlikely to be eligible for a mortgage due to its dire condition.
The terraced home looks like the perfect place to raise a family – if parents are prepared to take on a gruelling DIY project.
The pad is in need of some serious TLC after falling into disrepair, with even the estate agents admitting it requires a “complete renovation throughout.”
The three-bed can scare off buyers as soon as they step into the outdated hallway, which sports sickly yellow wallpaper.
Eerie images show a significant lack of any home comforts – with remnants of the kitchen clinging on for dear life.
The units, plumbing and sink have been ripped out, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
Only a few cupboard doors remain, exposing the filthy walls that have been stripped of plaster and paint.
Grime covers every inch of the room, while the formerly white tiles have been unappetisingly stained with filth.
Exposed wires can be seen hanging down from the ceiling, making the kitchen dangerous as well as disgusting.
But it’s the bathroom that really takes the biscuit – as it is plastered in sludge and stains.
If the questionable turquoise amenities aren’t enough to put you off, take a closer look at the filth that is smeared across them.
It’s clear even the elements have decided to take advantage of the inhabitable home – as an overgrown tree has tried to make itself at home through the bathroom window.
And it soon becomes apparent the intrusive branch is in fact a huge red flag for the neglected garden.
Nature has been left to its own devices, creating an overwhelming heap of trees and weeds – with some junk piled on top.
The back door has even been daubed in alarming red tape with the words ‘DO NOT USE’ – providing a hint of the hellish back garden.
But despite its flaws, the property has the potential to be transformed into a stunning new home – if your up to the challenge.
Homeowners can enjoy good travel links, close proximity to local schools and being just a short jaunt from a local nature reserve.
The listing for the £125,000 home on RightMove read: “A freehold three bedroom end of terrace house in the Hamstead area of Great Barr requiring a COMPLETE RENOVATION throughout.
“The property comprises a porch, hallway, lounge, kitchen, second reception room, ground floor WC and a rear lean-to with three bedrooms and a bathroom to the first floor.
“The condition of the property is unlikely to allow any mortgage finance to be arranged on the property due to its condition.
“The property has a driveway to the front and a garden to the rear which will also require improvement.”