A run-down house that seems to border on a hoarder’s den – what’s more, one that comes with those actual tenants – is being marketed as an “exciting investment opportunity”.
Consisting of two bedrooms in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria – a town in England – the property is asking just $85,000. The listing on Betterove is trying to sell it with the note that the new owner could pay the mortgage through rent payments.
But the tenants seem to have damaged every room with endless piles of rubbish.
Shocking pictures reveal landlords piled rubbish in what are described as ‘spacious rooms’.
For example, the entire floor in the living room is covered with a pile of garbage, which includes household items, several bags, bed linen and containers that are thrown into the dining room.
Meanwhile, the bedrooms have drawers and boxes that reach to the ceiling.
The kitchen is a completely different mess, with tons of bottles and food, dirt visible on the walls – and no real place to cook.
Needless to say, photos of the home made the rounds online and viewers were amazed that this was even a real listing, questioning the estate agent’s description that this was a “good investment opportunity.”
Many scoffed at the listing’s failure to mention looted rooms, instead claiming the deal was “not to be missed.”
“So they’re expecting someone to buy it with those tenants still there.” It’s like buying a personal nightmare,” one person commented.
“I love the way the description doesn’t even obliquely mention his condition,” said another.
“There could be a lot of nasty surprises behind that thing!” said a third person.
One user disagreed, saying: “If they’re paying on time regularly, they’re unlikely to move out in a rush, so it could be a pretty consistent rental income.”
A Betterove employee explained to Kennedy News: “We sell properties to investors who might be pretty exhausted and need a lot of work done, so it’s not an unusual thing. It would suit investors looking to expand their portfolio.”
They confirmed that an unnamed rental management company was responsible for the tenants.