Two-bedroom home on sale for £70,000 - but property is full of tenants' clutter

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The house looks normal from the outside (Image: bettermove.co.uk)
The house looks normal from the outside (Image: bettermove.co.uk)

A massive two-bedroom home could be yours for just £70,000, but there is a slight catch

The property, sold as an 'exciting investment opportunity' but comes with tenants who have packed its rooms with junk which almost reaches the ceiling.

On the face of it, the terraced house in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, looks a steal for an asking price in excess of £70,000 and the chance to recoup cash through rent payments.

But shocking images on its Rightmove listing shows tenants have piled the so-called 'spacious' rooms chest-high with clutter.

The entire living room floor appears to be covered with household items while a sea of bags, bedding and containers engulf the dining room.

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Two-bedroom home on sale for £70,000 - but property is full of tenants' clutterThe house's master bedroom piled high with clutter (Kennedy News/Bettermove/Rightmove)

The freehold property's master bedroom has an overflowing chest of drawers and the second bedroom is piled high with drawers and boxes.

Its kitchen has food squeezed next to containers and utensils that litter the counter tops and the bath even has an upside-down Pot Noodle tub on its edge.

Two-bedroom home on sale for £70,000 - but property is full of tenants' clutterThe 'clutter' in the two bedroom terraced home almost reaches the ceiling (Kennedy News/Bettermove/Rightmove)

House hunters took to social media after being stunned when they stumbled across the listing and questioned estate agent Bettermove's summary that the house is an 'exciting investment opportunity'.

Two-bedroom home on sale for £70,000 - but property is full of tenants' clutterThe living room can hardly be seen amongst all the clutter (Kennedy News/Bettermove/Rightmove)

One described it as being like 'buying a personal nightmare' while others mocked how the listing makes no reference to the ransacked rooms, instead claiming the deal is 'not to be missed'.

A social media post, jokingly captioned 'at least they tidied up for the photos', has gained almost 50 comments from baffled users.

One said: "So they're expecting someone to buy it with those tenants still in there. It's like buying a personal nightmare."

Two-bedroom home on sale for £70,000 - but property is full of tenants' clutterThe home's courtyard outside the property is full of junk (Kennedy News/Bettermove/Rightmove)

Another joked: "I like the way the description makes not even an oblique mention of the state of it."

A third added: "There could be any number of nasty surprises hiding behind that stuff!"

One user disagreed and said: "If they pay on time regularly, it's unlikely they will move out in a hurry so it could be a fairly consistent rental income."

Two-bedroom home on sale for £70,000 - but property is full of tenants' clutterThe home's dining room would be tricky to have a meal in because of the clutter (Kennedy News/Bettermove/Rightmove)

A Bettermove employee said: "We sell properties to investors so they can be quite run down and need a lot doing to them, so it's not an usual thing.

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"It'd suit investors that are looking to expand their portfolio."

They confirmed an unnamed rental management company are responsible for the tenants.

Adam Wareing

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