3-bed London home on market for £200k – but new owner will have work to do

A THREE-bedroom home has gone on the market for just £200,000 – but the new owner has their work cut out for them.

The property in South Norwood, South London, has caught the attention of house hunters after the price guide showed that it sat more than £100,000 below the market’s average.



And prospective buyer's may understand the huge price drop when they find the property jam-packed with remnants of the previous tenants including unmade beds and old furniture.

Throughout the house lies dozens of plastic bags strewn across the floor with the living room virtually inaccessible.

In one of the bedrooms, half a dozen suitcases are piled ceiling high and blocking the wardrobe units.

While in the kitchen, buyers can find dirty pans still in the sink, broken units and a large wheelie bin situated next to the cooking hob.

But despite the mess, the semi-detached property boasts a rear garden and off-street parking – which many would consider a rarity in the capital.

The conveniently located three-bedder will be put under the hammer by Auction House London on February 10.

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And auctioneers hope that the bargain guide price will spark huge interest among landlords and investors.

Similar properties in the area tend to go for around £335,000 on average.

And with a 12-minute commute to London Bridge via the nearby overground, the home sells itself as an ideal opportunity to those wishing to get on the property ladder.

A similarly messy three-bed house went on sale for £150,000 almost two years ago but was mocked for its huge piles of clutter, overflowing bins and a cat bowl by the cooker.

Potential buyers slated the property on social media, after it was put on the market with photos advertising rooms piled high with rubbish.

And even a grade-II listed home in Kent with stunning sea views and convenient commuter links up for sale was hiding a messy secret.

The three-bedroom house has been dubbed the "hoarder house" as new buyers won't just get bricks and mortar, they would also get the previous owner's belongings.


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