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‘Britain’s filthiest’ property sells for £115,000 more than expected after bidding war

‘Britain’s filthiest’ property sells for £115,000 more than expected after bidding war

The property will need some TLC, it's safe to say!

An abandoned home that's been dubbed ‘Britain’s filthiest house' has sold for £115,000 MORE than the asking price following an unexpected bidding war.

The three-bedroom terraced house was filled to the brim with rotting rubbish, broken furniture and discarded nicknacks and was full of holes in the walls.

The Coventry property was on the market for just £60,000, with estate agents adding the understated comment that the home in Whitnash Grove was in need of a 'full refurbishment and modernisation'.

No s**t, Sherlock.

The unloved property is full to the brim with rotting rubbish.

The disused property had been boarded up and left for three years following an apparent fire.

Grim photos of the contents of the house emerged online and showed how each room was piled high with rubbish and waste, from broken cutlery to stained bedding.

The bathroom featured an array of smashed tiles, a filthy bathtub and an old clothes airer heaped with garments.

The ground floor of the property comprises of two rooms plus a tiny kitchen leading on to a paved garden with coal shed. The upper level holds three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Those who saw the property listing took to social media to brand it as 'Britain’s filthiest home', and even predicted that it would struggle to sell at auction.

Despite its state, the property is in a decent residential estate.

Despite all of its visible flaws, the freehold property is well located on a residential road and has local shops and amenities close by. Coombe Abbey and Country Park are also not too far away for those interested in a scenic walk.

And with much surprise, the house sold for £175,000 at Loveitts Auctioneers on Thursday, 9 February.

Despite the property's condition, the mystery buyer has still snapped up somewhat of a bargain as the average market price for a house in that area is currently £181,000.

Social media users were dumbfounded when they discovered how much the house had gone for at auction, with one Facebook user saying: “So much for the cost of living crisis when Britain’s filthiest home sells for close on three times the sale price.”

The mystery bidder has got their work cut out transforming the house back into a home.

And another commented: "Whoever bought it will probably just rent out as it is for a grand a month and get it too! Rents are just crazy at the moment, even in a s**thole like Cov.”

Sally Smith, director and auctioneer at Loveitts, said: “There was a lot of interest in the property in the run up to the auction and on the day the auction house was full.

“During the auction there were bidders on the phone and bidders in the room.

“I don’t know who bought the property but I’m assuming they are an investor who will completely clear it out and refurbish it.

“We had expected it to go for a good price as the property had had some pre-auction offers but they were nowhere near what the house sold for in the end and we were all very surprised by the final price."

The bathroom is full of smashed tiles and heaps of clothing amongst other things.

Sally added: “It was the perfect auction property as it is in a good area and needed to be sold by the seller and this property is a perfect example of the power of an auction where items go for considerably more than their expected price.

“It will definitely make a great house for a family or renters when it is all refurbished and there is a lot of potential.

“It will be interested to see what the buyer does with the place and whether they extend it or completely change the external layout as the kitchen could do with being extended as it is quite small.”

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: UK News