Tue. Sep 27th, 2022
THIS three bedroom family home could be yours for just £35,000 – but it could take you a while to move in.

The property in Middlesbrough has been described as the “perfect renovation project” – which is just a nice way of saying how much work needs doing to make it liveable.

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This home in Middlesbrough is in need of some serious renovation as it’s currently uninhabitable[/caption]

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The lounge has exposed brick and a weird slug-like trail across the floor[/caption]

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The kitchen window is boarded-up[/caption]

Exposed brick, ripped wallpaper and boarded-up windows doesn’t really suggest a buyer could move in straight away.

Listed on Zoopla, the home in the North Ormesby area has double-glazed windows and light-wood flooring – which seems to have a weird slug-like trail on in the lounge.

And if the wood panel for a kitchen window doesn’t shock you, the bright pink room upstairs with a broken boiler in might.

The house definitely has potential with two large bedrooms and a large reception room, which once stripped “provides an ideal space for family time”.

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Although there isn’t a picture for the bathroom, which is slightly worrying, it has a bath, sink and toilet.

You also can’t view the kitchen but the property site says it “boasts a number of wall, base and draw units, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer, stainless steel sink with mixer taps, gas/electrical points for cooker”.

While a small section on the garden can be seen in the pictures, it does not state whether it has a grass area.

However, overgrown plants do seem to creep in on the back bedroom.

The front of the home doesn’t look as bad as the inside and could potentially be transformed into a driveway.

So even though it is extremely cheap, it will cost you a bit to make it into a home.

The average price for a new kitchen starts at around £10,000 and will increase depending on what needs doing.

And a bathroom renovation will set you back about £6,000 whilst the cost of a new boiler is about £2,700.

Before work can get started though, a full structural survey is needed which is around £500-£1,500.

Home Owners Alliance advise always setting aside an extra 10% of the total cost as well, just in case.

But before you even start getting quotes for work, you need to make sure any planning permission is approved, and make sure a surveyor signs off on everything from electrics, fire safety, and windows to plumbing.

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The smallest bedroom is bright pink and the boiler looks like it needs replacing[/caption]

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Overgrown plants creep in on the back bedroom[/caption]

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The main bedroom needs new flooring and wallpaper[/caption]

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