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'Britain's Worst House' Could Be Yours For £2,000

'Britain's Worst House' Could Be Yours For £2,000

It has been dubbed by some as 'Britain's worst house' - but with a guide price of just £2,000 ($2,700), one Bradford property could be an absolute steal for someone willing to put the work in to make it livable once again.

The house in question is a three-bedroom end terrace on Hawkshead Drive to the south of Bradford's city centre.

It has been empty for a number of months and has now been put up for auction, having been describe as a 'doer upper'.

A look at the images on the auction site suggests that may be an understatement.

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Alarm bells start ringing almost immediately with pictures of the garden (hey at least it has a garden!) showing incredibly overgrown weeds, while there are also pieces from discarded bits of furniture piled up to the bottom of one of the pictures.

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Things get worse when you actually get to the images of inside the house, however.

One picture, which looks to be taken from just inside the front door, shows coats and jackets left from the previous owners still hanging up, with unclaimed post and other rubbish strewn across the floor.

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That theme of rubbish being left everywhere is consistent in other images, with the kitchen also a complete mess, the previous owners evidently not cleaning up at all when they departed the premises.

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What's even worse than the mess, though, is the mould. Several walls are saturated with the devastating effects of damp and a simple re-plastering job is clearly not going to fix things up here.

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The auction listing describes the house as a 'freehold 3 bedroom end terrace subject to a service charge in need of full refurbishment throughout'.

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"The property has not been lived in for several months and suffered considerable water damage," it adds.

That's some understatement.

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However, there are actually quite a few positives to the house. For one thing, location does sound excellent.

The listing goes on: "Located in a predominantly residential area approximately 1 mile south of Bradford City Centre, Bradford University, The Leisure Exchange retail complex and Bradford Interchange (Bus & Rail) are all within 1 mile which connects Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria."

Plus, as an end terrace that's one less set of neighbours to worry about through the walls.

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Then there's the fact that there's three bedrooms and a back garden. And did we mention the whole thing is just £2,000!? You can buy sofas more expensive than that.

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So, while there is clearly a lot of work to be done for anyone who would take on the property, there's a fair chance it could come in cheaper still than buying a similarly-sized house that wouldn't need the work doing.

If you're interested in the property, you can find out more here.

Bidding for the house starts at 9.30am on Tuesday 23 February.

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