‘Unliveable’ council house with holes in floor and no water on market for £15,000

The £15,000 fixer-upper might appeal to house-hunters looking for a challenge (Image: Yorjshire Live WS)

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A dilapidated council house with holes in the floor and no running water is going on sale for £15,000.

The three-storey house has been gutted from the inside with stripped back walls and an uninviting staircase leading to a neglected basement.

It is one of several buildings being marketed to private house-hunters by Bradford Council in an online auction on June 23, reports Yorkshire Live.

The auction could bring in £330,000 to the public purse if all the properties meet their guide price.

But the back-to-back terraced three-storey building overlooking Peel Park is a real fixer-upper – and is currently being described as unliveable.

The property on Sydenham Place lacks water or safe floorboards
(Image: Yorjshire Live WS)

Photographs of the property show gaping holes in the floors in some rooms.

The auction listing adds: “There is no water supply and the the floors need replacing. The property is dilapidated and there is no formal accommodation.”

The council has said the move is a bid to curb anti-social behaviour and said selling it on "the open market" would help to tackle the problem.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said: “Empty properties can often blight neighbourhoods, attract antisocial behaviour and have a detrimental impact on communities.

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"They are also a wasted resource.

“Our Empty Homes Team seeks to bring long term empty properties back into use through various approaches ranging from advice, financial assistance through grants and loans through to compulsory purchase.

"Properties are only purchased through compulsorily purchase as a last resort and only where other approaches encouraging owners to bring their houses back into use themselves have been unsuccessful.

"Long term empty properties purchased by the Council are then sold onto new owners, usually on the open market, with a requirement that the new owners bring them back up to standard so they can be usefully occupied again.”

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