House in Wigan goes viral after shocking interior is shared online

A terraced house in Wigan has gone viral after a tweet revealed the shocking state of its interior.
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Located on Engineer Street in Ince, the property is currently listed at a starting price of £80,000 and considering the average UK house price currently sits at £250,000, it appears to be on the affordable side.

The exterior gives the impression that at the current price, the property would be a steal for any house hunter.

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It features two double bedrooms and a decent-sized garden, as well as being close to transport links, with Ince train station just half a mile away.

But, upon entering the property, the reason for its price becomes evident.

It seems to have previously been used to grow some sort of green “plants”, with the photographs – which have since been removed the listing – showing discarded foliage scattered across the rooms, along with a ventilation system from the ceiling.

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A local resident spotted the house for sale and shared it to social media, where it quickly went viral.

The outside of the property on Ince StreetThe outside of the property on Ince Street
The outside of the property on Ince Street
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Trevor Biermann said: “I got an alert email from Rightmove about the property and the estate agent posted the pictures on the listing, so I grabbed them before they got taken down later that day. I can't believe they posted those images."

The bathroom does appear to have a functional sink and toilet. There is a hose attached to one of the taps and the toilet is unfortunately missing both the seat and lid.

Trevor’s tweet said: “House search is going well.. absolute bargain, just in need of refurbishment”

A user replied: “It does need a little TLC”, while another jokingly said: “Terrible colour scheme in the bathroom. Need to sort that out….”

A view of the interior of the listed property, located on Engineer Street.A view of the interior of the listed property, located on Engineer Street.
A view of the interior of the listed property, located on Engineer Street.
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A third person said: “Honestly, the worst part is the pink.”

Trevor said: “The way the housing market/cost of living is at the minute I’d probably take it on!”

Purple Bricks did acknowledge the work required in the description and pointed out that it is “in need of refurbishment”.

The description on RightMove reads: “This property is in need of full modernisation throughout and viewings are advised.”

Wigan Today has contacted Purple Bricks for a comment.

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