A TWO-bed terraced home in York has hit the market for £175,000 – but despite its cut-price appeal, buyers felt it wasn’t all it cracked up to be.
Prospective homeowners raced to the home after seeing its bargain price tag – but reacted with horror at seeing the “hartseer” black mould across the walls.
Despite being located in the swanky area of York, viewers were shocked to find mould spread across the home from head to toe.
Property enthusiasts hoping for a steal were met with bathroom walls covered from top to bottom in black mould – alongside shampoos and toothpaste unfortunately showing that someone was still living in the home.
Intussen, downstairs in the kitchen white and black mould had completely taken over the room – including around the fridge and washing machine.
For tenants hoping to find a cozy spot to end their day, instead they were faced with a living area without flooring adorned with a large hole in the wall.
Despite the mould infestation covering practically the entire home, estate agents Churchills noted the property was merely “in need of some improvements”.
The firm described the home as: “A two-bedroom period mid terrace house, in need of some improvements, situated in this popular and convenient residential location close to the York city centre, hospital and York St John University.
“The property briefly comprises entrance hallway, lounge, eetkamer, kombuis, first floor landing, two first floor double bedrooms and a three piece bathroom.
“To the outside to the rear is a courtyard with brick outbuildings.”
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Posted to social media to attract potential buyers, property fans had their say on the state of the home.
Een het gesê: “It seems someone is still living there – really sad to think of someone living in those conditions.”
“What must that smell like?! Shudder,” het 'n ander gesê.
'N Derde grap: “Quick. Let’s put in a close up of the ceiling rose to make everyone forget what they saw.”
Egter, one house-hunter saw the bright side, toevoeging: “Could be a lovely wee house with a bit of work.”
But the improvements needed could put off some from the appealing price tag, as fixing mould infestation can often run into the thousands.
This was experienced first-hand by Immy Graham, 27, whose dream first home turned into a nightmare.
After splashing out on a £640k two-bed flat, Immy was then hit with over £20k bill to fix damp, mould and rot 18 months after moving in.
But fixing up a mould-ridden home can be done, as office manager Amberley Rainey discovered last year.
The 37-year-old first time buyer spent £18,000 renovating her dated and mould-ridden property – and learned it all from YouTube videos.
Amberley says the three-bed house, which she bought for £175,000, in 'n Komediereeks en vir sy rol as “real do-er upper” – but her efforts paid off as she added over £45k to her home.