Flat in Grade II listed building for sale at £1 – but will need some work

A FLAT in a Grade II listed building has been put up for sale at £1, but the home is in need of some serious work.

The price tag on the apartment, located less than half an hour from the Lake District, makes it quite possibly the cheapest historic property on the market.

The home has two-bedrooms and is located in Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria.

Prospective buyers have the sights of the naturesque national park nearby, as well as Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds just a couple of hours’ drive away.

The property has been touted as the ideal home for first-time buyers looking to get on the ladder and move away from the city.

The catch? 

Buyers will have to be prepared to roll up their sleeves, as the flat, which is part of a large late Victorian tenement, is a fixer-upper and will require redecorating.

While the kitchen is a decent size, equipped with plenty of bench space for whipping up a feast, it’s in need of a lick of paint.

The bathroom is sparsely decorated, with white walls and black tiled flooring.

Both bedrooms and the living room are also in need of a bit of TLC, but provide a blank canvas perfect for the new owner to make their mark on. 

Tom Cranenburgh, partner at GetAnOffer, said the flat needed redecorating internally and externally.

“The block is undergoing a program of renovation like the rest of the local area to get it back to its former glory, as it was left pretty unloved until recently,” he said.

The apartment has a load of natural light, with large windows in most rooms that will allow the new owners to make the most of the sunshine. 

The complex also has a large courtyard with an area to sit and admire the gorgeous Victorian red brick building.

Those hoping to get their bid in, are still in with a shot; estate agent GetAnOffer opened the bidding yesterday.

Cranenburgh said the home presented a great chance for someone to get on the property ladder. “With the average house price in England reaching new highs of £256,000, this could be a chance to buy a property for a fraction of that price,” he said.

“There’s only one downside – I don’t think it’s possible to get a £1 mortgage.”

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