Inside ‘messiest’ home on sale with mounds of rubbish and cobwebs covering walls


If you fancy yourself as the next Mrs Hinch and have the immaculate home to prove it, a house for sale in Leeds is in serious need of your help.

The two-bedroom property is due to go up for auction with a guide price of just £55,000 and one look inside goes a long way towards explaining the price tag.

Neglect from previous tenants has left the home in a poor state of condition with mounds of rubbish covering the carpet in most of the rooms, as reported by Leeds Live.

It will be ‘sold as seen’ with all contents, fixtures and fittings included – meaning the buyer will be left with the responsibility of dealing with the mess.

The outside of the home on Seaforth Avenue, Harehills, shows paint peeling away and fittings falling down, but it’s not until you step inside that the scale of the renovation project required becomes clear.

A living area shows the ceiling to have collapsed in above debris littering the floor below, with a wooden table, two chairs and a couple of run-down cabinets providing the only furniture.

A second room is filled with rubbish including shopping bags, cardboard boxes and old plastic bottles, with a path through the litter allowing the only glimpse at the dark carpet which lies underneath.

Pink paper has come away revealing black and white sections of the wall where various patches of mould can be seen.

Both bedrooms have been badly neglected, with one showing huge cobwebs covering the wall above the bed, with suitcases and clothes piled up on the floor.

In the other, the bed is buried in clothes as remnants of brickwork and fittings which appear to have fallen from a hole in the ceiling above have been left on the floor and a chair next to the bed.

The kitchen and bathroom both require extensive decoration to tackle the paper peeling away from the walls and an update to the appliances which are all in bad condition.

The listing on Rightmove states: “This two bedroom back-to-back terrace has been neglected in recent years, is now in need of refurbishment and is sure to appeal to anyone looking for their next project.

“The property also has a very useful lower ground floor area with separate access and could be developed further subject to the necessary consents being obtained.

“It is located within the Harehills selective licencing area and close to the many shops and amenities on Harehills Lane. The property will be sold as seen with all contents, fixtures and fittings included.”

It’s due to go under the hammer with Auction House West Yorkshire on September 2.


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