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Got £30,000 to spare? You could buy this whole friggin’ house in Manchester

The end-terrace property in Wigan could be the ideal project for a DIY fanatic

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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Don’t get us started on property prices. For low-income families and young people stuck in the cycle of renting from terrible landlords, home ownership feels like a pipe dream. However, if you’re up for a bit of a challenge, this home in Greater Manchester has just hit the market – for the rather decent price of £30,000.

Other, similar properties in the area average around £118,350, so it’s definitely a huge discount. But there’s a catch: this end-terrace house in Wigan is properly, properly derelict. Still, for people with a knack for DIY, it could be a pretty fun project.

Wigan terraced house
Photograph: Rightmove
Wigan terraced house
Photograph: Rightmove
Wigan terraced house
Photograph: Rightmove

Downstairs, you’ll find an entrance hall, a spacious sitting room (complete with jazzy blue wallpaper), a dining room and a kitchen. Head upstairs and there are three bedrooms, plus a bathroom. There’s a front and a back garden, too. So it’s got quite a bit of space, but is very much rundown: you’d need to gut the bathroom, relay all the flooring, and get rid of a lot of damp. The windows are currently totally boarded up, so you’re probably going to want to install some new ones, too. 

Sound like the project for you? If you’re interested in buying, you’ll need to pre-register on this website by April 13.

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