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For £1.25m you'd think they'd have made it tidy!

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Mosaic123 Fri 06-Apr-18 13:05:19

I know Stoke Newington in London is an expensive area but really!

I'm assuming it's currently rented out and the landlord doesn't want to miss out on a penny of his/her rent.

AgentProvocateur Fri 06-Apr-18 13:09:12

What a pokey wee house.

GooodMythicalMorning Fri 06-Apr-18 13:10:50

It's so expensive. Just been looking at houses. A house like that near me wouldn't be more than 400,000. But yes, it needs a tidy.

DearTeddyRobinson Fri 06-Apr-18 13:10:57

God!! I would be mortified if pictures of my home in that state were posted on a property website. Owner or tenant regardless.
I lived near Stoke Newington before it gentrified, it was a bit of a shithole. Can't get my head round £1.25m!

GrumpySausage Fri 06-Apr-18 13:13:29

I love how in some pictures Bryce just draped towels in the hope we won't noticed the clutter.

Hey couldn't even be bothered to move water bottles of the coffee table.

GooodMythicalMorning Fri 06-Apr-18 13:14:20

Also what was the point of putting the washing in the bath. Probably looks worse there than it would've done leaving it wherever it was.

Flightywoman Fri 06-Apr-18 13:17:28

That makes it look small and pokey and lacking in storage.

It's probably not all that bad, it's just very cluttered!

AlonsoTigerHeart Fri 06-Apr-18 13:18:45

£1.2 mill for a small grotty shitholetbushock

TSSDNCOP Fri 06-Apr-18 13:18:48

God I hope it’s the actual owners that have left it like that. You’d cry if you had it leased and had to clear that lot up.

Tottyandmarchpane1 Fri 06-Apr-18 13:19:23

I Suppose this makes them case for a professional estate agent - rather than an internet diy site - who would hopefully push some of that out of the way before taking pics. I know not all do but the good ones would.

GummyGoddess Fri 06-Apr-18 13:22:21

Could have at least put the toilet lid down!

When we sold our house the photographer had me moving stuff in and out of rooms while he took photos.

KiraL Fri 06-Apr-18 13:24:57

Eeeeeewww the toilet confused

chocolateyy Fri 06-Apr-18 13:32:41

1.25 MILLION POUNDS?!?!?!?

No wonder there is a housing crisis.

I'm in sunny Scotland, so I haven't paid as much attention to this as I should have.

That's an awful lot of money for not a lot of house.

I live in a gorgeous town in Scotland, and we've just bought a 5 bedroom, 4 reception house, with outbuildings, and a HUGE garden, and we didn't even pay 1/5 of that.

TokyoSushi Fri 06-Apr-18 13:35:31

Gosh!! It's that really how much people would pay for that house?! Is it made of gold??

I do wonder as estate agents why they don't say to people 'you need to tidy your shit up before we take the photos!!'

StormcloakNord Fri 06-Apr-18 13:35:37

Is this some kind of sick joke? That looks like a fucking hovel. 1.25 million?! I'm honestly gobsmacked.

I could buy a castle where I live in Scotland for that amount.

What the fuck

starsandstuff Fri 06-Apr-18 13:39:13

The only time I can look around my two bed terrace and truthfully think its better than a house costing £1million+, so cheers for this grin

MinorRSole Fri 06-Apr-18 13:39:34

Some of those rooms look a good size, all the crap in them makes it look small and dark though. And the bathroom! Put the toilet seat down, but clean the toilet first!
There's a 5 bed detached near me currently going for 250k - so glad I live in Scotland!

glitterbiscuits Fri 06-Apr-18 13:41:46

10 houses that size near me.

I have to admire their I don’t care attitude though. I could do it.
What would the neighbours think? wink

StormcloakNord Fri 06-Apr-18 13:42:14

@MinorRSole are you quite rural? That's really good. We just got a 3 bed detached for 234k but we live quite near one of the big cities.

spanky2 Fri 06-Apr-18 13:42:52

The seat is up on the toilet to show the stained bowl.🤢

smartiecake Fri 06-Apr-18 13:44:37

How much? Thats an absolute joke.

MinorRSole Fri 06-Apr-18 13:44:38

Very rural and northern. Prices just don't reach what they do further south although our pay is pretty good. I'm not near then capitals/oil capital though so haven't been affected by their increases

thecatsthecats Fri 06-Apr-18 13:47:35

Am I looking at it wrong or are there two bathrooms, not the one stated?

StormcloakNord Fri 06-Apr-18 13:47:37

We're just south of an oil capital (couldn't be more outing if I tried, meh grin) and the property market here has actually taken a bit of a dip. It's a buyers market at the mo absolutely nothing is selling for market value.

yellowfreesia Fri 06-Apr-18 13:48:58

Surely even by London standards that's a joke?!

lalaloopyhead Fri 06-Apr-18 13:50:08

Wow! Is it a repossession maybe? No one would be happy with those pictures surely??

And £1.25 million!! I know it is right in London but even so, who affords these (dumps) properties?

KatherinaMinola Fri 06-Apr-18 13:50:44

Slum landlord I think. But they could have opened the curtains and cleaned the toilet! It's almost as if they made it look as bad as it possibly could - perhaps a strategy on the tenants' part?

The only time I can look around my two bed terrace and truthfully think its better than a house costing £1million+, so cheers for this

Yup. grin

MilkTrayLimeBarrel Fri 06-Apr-18 13:51:51

It would be the bathroom with that disgusting loo which would put me off! All the fittings are so cheap looking and it would take you for ever to clear the 'garden'!!

Youcouldbemysilversprings Fri 06-Apr-18 13:54:44

Holy crap batman! You could buy that for about £50k where I live in Northern Ireland 😳

NinonDeLenclos Fri 06-Apr-18 13:55:57

That's just the standard London price for a house that size not too far from the centre.

Whatthefoxgoingon Fri 06-Apr-18 13:57:08

Oh god that’s grim. Welcome to London folks!

I thank my stars a million times we bought our London house before prices went stratospheric.

Alwayslumpyporridge Fri 06-Apr-18 13:57:25

Why did the vendors approve those photo's! they are awful, not even putting down the toilet lid, yuck. I hope that it doesn't sell.

SurfnTerfFantasticmissfoxy Fri 06-Apr-18 13:59:49

Even tidy it'd be a shit hole - over a million quid!!

Rafflesway Fri 06-Apr-18 14:00:36

Unreal! 😱😱😱

MayFayner Fri 06-Apr-18 14:01:05

It's rented and the tenants were still in situ when photos were taken.

EasterBunBun Fri 06-Apr-18 14:01:22

It was the hideous faux stone cladding on the front that makes that price a joke, even for Zone 2. That's a bit more than a clear up and a lick of paint :/

And the loo lid up <shudders>

StarUtopia Fri 06-Apr-18 14:02:53

What a shithole!

You could have this near me instead...

Nice house

Knittedfairies Fri 06-Apr-18 14:04:54

Maybe they did tidy up...

iMatter Fri 06-Apr-18 14:05:33

What a shithole.

And what a mess.

And the loo seat up <boak>

Thisnamechanger Fri 06-Apr-18 14:05:45

I living within spitting distance of this is an expensive area but I'd be surprised if they got that much for it.

Thishatisnotmine Fri 06-Apr-18 14:06:02

How much?!

BitOutOfPractice Fri 06-Apr-18 14:06:24

StarUtopia isn't that gorgeous?

UpstartCrow Fri 06-Apr-18 14:06:36

I grew up in a house like that. £1.25 million! <faints>

stinksworth Fri 06-Apr-18 14:08:38

🤢 the toilet.

Bluntness100 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:09:33

Fairly typical pricing for location, the owners will take their shit with them.

I wouldn't automatically asssume renters, it could be the owners, some people live like that and don't see a problem with it. That might even be it tidy.

BitOutOfPractice Fri 06-Apr-18 14:09:40

This is what you'd get for the same money near me

That's 40 minutes outside London

Doublechocolatetiffin Fri 06-Apr-18 14:10:02

Wow, that is an awful lot of money for such a shit hole. Even in that part of London (admittedly I don’t know the area well) it seems like the vendor is dreaming.

Doublechocolatetiffin Fri 06-Apr-18 14:12:41

I’d rather buy this one two streets over for £100k less and with an extra bedroom.

Doublechocolatetiffin Fri 06-Apr-18 14:12:50

Hey - Check out this property I found via the Zoopla App -

Doublechocolatetiffin Fri 06-Apr-18 14:13:59

Sorry link fail

CuriousaboutSamphire Fri 06-Apr-18 14:14:51

Slum landlord I think. What? You mean Shitehawk of a tenant!

The house itself looks OK, but the crap inside isn't down to a landlord - that is ALL Occupier lifestyle!

DairyisClosed Fri 06-Apr-18 14:15:31

Probably a rental.

Juells Fri 06-Apr-18 14:15:55

Stoke Newington is a very handy location. Lots of nice restaurants on the main drag, too.

That house is horrible.

BarbarianMum Fri 06-Apr-18 14:16:14

Round here you can get pretty much anything short of Chatsworth for the same. grin

Ive seen unflattering estate agents pics before but those take the biscuit.

BarbarianMum Fri 06-Apr-18 14:16:57

Slum landlord I think

Why would you think that?

HeadingForSunshine Fri 06-Apr-18 14:17:21

One just down the road sold for 1.25 last August. Was in good nick though. Sadly it's about the right price for stoke newington. Bet it goes for between 1.050,000 - 1,150,000.

Brittanyspears Fri 06-Apr-18 14:17:23

Double that’s sooo much better!

turnipfarmers Fri 06-Apr-18 14:18:34

It won't sell when there is this not far away

PretABoire Fri 06-Apr-18 14:19:55

The garden, bathrooms and that one bedroom with all the clothes are quite bad. But it clearly has very little storage, crappy fittings etc - is this really that messy?! Their floors and surfaces are clear which is only a weekly occurrence in my household. Good on the tenants for not bending their life around the landlord's desire to profit. (If they are owner-occupiers they're missing a trick for sure)

starsandstuff Fri 06-Apr-18 14:20:28

This made me think of this link I saw on twitter the other week. Kind of on the other end of the scale...kind of. You need to look at all the pictures because they only get madder.

blueskyinmarch Fri 06-Apr-18 14:21:04

That is a shocker. My DD1 lives in a beautiful 4 bed renovated victorian terrace in Clapham that was bought recently for £1.1 million. She didn't buy it, her flatmates uncle did and they rent it from him, that's how i know what it cost. Is Stoke Newington more expensive than the Clapham/Brixton area?

DerelictWreck Fri 06-Apr-18 14:21:23

Thisnamechanger Me too!

Oblomov18 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:22:05

Good god. The stuff in the bath was just shock wasn't it? grin

HiggeldyPigsinblankets Fri 06-Apr-18 14:23:22

what a dump

for that price you could get this near me: this little place

NKFell Fri 06-Apr-18 14:25:40

London is insane....for the same money you could have this lovely house near me!

brizzledrizzle Fri 06-Apr-18 14:26:02

I'd buy this for the same price.

KaliforniaDreamz Fri 06-Apr-18 14:26:38

No joke. Stoke Newington got gentrified and this is the home of a poorer family renting being turfed out. Is my bet.

StormcloakNord Fri 06-Apr-18 14:27:17

Like I say, you could literally buy a castle... mansion, meh.

GoodMorning1 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:28:26

Tenants probably don't want to have to go so didn't tidy up for the EA. Landlord and EA can't force them to make it look like a show home.

I know someone who bought a house like this in London. Tenants were in when they looked round and told my friend repeatedly that they were annoyed the landlord was selling - tried to guilt my friend into not placing an offer. Once the sale went through and all the tenants clutter was gone it felt a lot bigger.

I do feel for tenants who are at the mercy of landlords suddenly deciding to sell. I can see why they don't out the effort in to cleaning/tidying before photos or viewings.

TatianaLarina Fri 06-Apr-18 14:29:34

Nice house on Windermere but nowhere near sushi, museums, theatres, shops etc

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 06-Apr-18 14:30:19

I don't know Stoke Newington but it isn't on the tube, is it? We live in SE London and we have been on the tube map for a few years now <preens> courtesy of the Overground, and it's as if our area has suddenly lost its invisibility cloak! I don't understand why Stoke Newington is so expensive in comparison. Is it just the whole North London vs South London thing?

This is what you could get for well under 1.25 million near us, and you wouldn't have to put the loo seat down either! grin

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 06-Apr-18 14:30:49

Just did a search near me and for the exact same price I can get a 6 bed Georgian country mansion with paddock and stable block... Looks lovely smile

turnipfarmers Fri 06-Apr-18 14:31:16

@starsandstuff I never thought I'd say it, but I'd prefer the Stoke Newington house!

HiggeldyPigsinblankets Fri 06-Apr-18 14:33:00

NKFell I have been in that house, know/knew

HiggeldyPigsinblankets Fri 06-Apr-18 14:34:03

oops posted to soon, know/knew the owners unfortunately related

DollyLlama Fri 06-Apr-18 14:34:30

I'm sorry, HOW MUCH?!!shock

That is grotty.

Thisnamechanger Fri 06-Apr-18 14:34:55

DerelictWreck A MN neighbour! Did you know M&S Food is opening next to Kingsland next week?? Can't wait.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 06-Apr-18 14:35:48

@starsandstuff, thanks for that, genuine LOL moment! Goodness me, that's .... um ... well. Highly individual. The House Doctor (anyone else remember her?) would have had a fit entering that house.

Juells Fri 06-Apr-18 14:35:50

This made me think of this link I saw on twitter the other week.

You can tell by the photos what the realtor considered the great selling points grin

VetOnCall Fri 06-Apr-18 14:37:03

£1.25 MILLION for that?! shock That bathroom is feral and the whole house just looks poky and grim.

This is what you can get around here for that kind of money...

bbpp Fri 06-Apr-18 14:38:35

Not my style, but same price near me.

MrsGB2225 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:39:52

They are probably renting it out at the moment so can't move the tenants stuff.

KaliforniaDreamz Fri 06-Apr-18 14:39:55

Gasp Stokie is much more convenient for central/city and east london (shoreditch etc) hence value

HawthornLantern Fri 06-Apr-18 14:40:33

I sold my old flat in Stoke Newington - about 10 years ago now - and the estate agent took pictures of my untidy flat. I was furious as he'd agreed to wait until my flat was presentable. "Oh, people like to see it when it's lived in." I disagreed. I also sent him multiple good shots of my flat and called the agency repeatedly to have the pictures on their website replaced with mine. They kept promising and never delivered. I can't help wondering if the same lazy agent is at work here. There were multiple failures with him and if this poor family has him as their agent they will need all the help they can get.

KaliforniaDreamz Fri 06-Apr-18 14:40:41

@starsandstuff omg i have laughed so much at that

TatianaLarina Fri 06-Apr-18 14:40:48

SN is near the city and Bloomsbury, Islington etc, you just go straight down the A10.

Not that I’d want to live there, it’s a shit-hole.

TatianaLarina Fri 06-Apr-18 14:41:33

Xpost Kalifornia

BigSandyBalls2015 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:41:38

Oh I love that sidmouth house!!

I'm in south London and think the stoke newington house is very over priced! It's still not a great area and the house is a poky shithole.

Trooperslane2 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:42:27

Jesus what a kip!

VetOnCall Fri 06-Apr-18 14:42:45

That said though, if I win the Euromillions tonight I'm buying this...

The library!!!! Biggest one west of Salisbury apparently grin

tinytemper66 Fri 06-Apr-18 14:44:11

That would go for around £125,000 if owners were lucky where I live!!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 06-Apr-18 14:46:03

But how do you get there, KaliforniaDreamz? Bus?

From Brockley you can get into town as follows:

8 mins Brockley to London Bridge (mainline trains), one train every 15 mins in rush hour - OK, it's Southern, the trains are usually late, but it's not a bad service and not that crowded since the Overground arrived.
10 minutes approx Brockley (Overground) to Canada Water, change onto the Jubilee Line to get to the West End, or stay on Overground to Whitechapel, walk into City or (soon) change to Crossrail
Walk or get bus down to Lewisham - DLR to Bank or Canary Wharf
Mainline rail services from St John's to Cannon Street or London Bridge
Bus services - slow but dependable - into the centre as well.
Lots of people cycle in, or even run. It's only about five miles from here to London Bridge.

TatianaLarina Fri 06-Apr-18 14:46:59

Houses in Devon are often lovely, but one of my best friends moved near Exeter from London and deeply regrets it.

It’s not that it’s not beautiful - it’s gorgeous. But there’s fuck all to do. The people are provincial, outdoorsy and Boden wearing.

Once her kids have left school she’s moving back to civilisation.

squarecorners Fri 06-Apr-18 14:47:52

Yeah, looks like tenants. They literally have no incentive to make it look presentable.

TatianaLarina Fri 06-Apr-18 14:49:31

one train every 15 mins in rush hour

I’m not waiting 15 mins for a train!

Basically you have to change twice to get to the West End.

slug Fri 06-Apr-18 14:50:55

3 bedroom, cheaper and much nicer area

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 06-Apr-18 14:59:06

smile Yes, you have to change twice to get to the West End, unless you get a train to Charing Cross from Lewisham or Ladywell. It's still very quick, compared with getting around in the rest of the UK, and all perfectly manageable as a daily commute.

I lived in North London years ago and for a short time in West London before that and I honestly believe that SE London has a huge amount going for it compared to the rest of London. Commuting on the Northern Line is not something I could go back to.

melonscoffer Fri 06-Apr-18 15:04:38

The potential is there. Cellar is a big bonus.
By London standards it is not poky.

SarfE4sticated Fri 06-Apr-18 15:07:19

I'm with Gaspode Brockley is brilliant and much cheaper than that - this is close to Overground/train station, near really good senior and junior schools too. We've got our own brewery and everything!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 06-Apr-18 15:08:59

<High fives SarfE4sticated>

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