Well, to be fair, they say it’s a project. Is it really in a good area? If so, if you’re good at that sort of thing or know decent builders and can budget extra in to turn it into a fabulous home then go for it and good luck 😉
I think from looking at Streetview, that it's number 23 and there's nothing in the sold prices data to indicate that it's been sold in since about 1996, which suggests that the owner must have paid buttons for it, so probably not a repossession?
Probably been rented out for years and the last tenants did a moonlight flit or were evicted and the owner has decided to get rid?
They've definitely done a flit. I've seen a few repossessed houses and they were exactly like this and also they wanted buyers who weren't in a chain. House is a bit of a shit tip, but it could mostly be cosmetic, and repossessions are often sold cheap for what you get. My in laws got a house for 60k that had been sold two years before for 100k
I'm guessing it was rented as if it was an owner they would have taken/sold anything that wasn't screwed down. We saw one place that was a repossession and they had taken the entire kitchen - only the floor was left.
Even if you paid for a professional clean type team, you'd have money in the bank to do that I presume (not being that familiar with prices in the area). Just needs someone to look past the mess and see the actual house.