A two-bedroom house has gone on the market in North Yorkshire for just £50,000 – but potential buyers should do some research before bidding.
The Middlesbrough property is certainly in need of a major refurbishment.
The kitchen ceiling has caved in, furniture and carpets have seen better days.
But those might not be the biggest problems the new owner faces.
A sign can be seen from the road.
All four street-facing windows were covered for protection.
The front door and the living room window of the neighboring house were also improperly covered with plywood.
Inside the house for sale, bars cover every window.
This is because the house can be found in one area known for its crime.
Last year a local court heard that a neighboring crack den was being frequented by so many customers that enterprising customers split it into two queues.
Up to 15 people were waiting outside at the same time for their solution, Gazette Live reports.
Meanwhile, between February 2021 and February this year, 24 reports of sex offenses or violent crimes were filed with the Cleveland Police Department.
Not a single person has been charged, and in more than 62 percent of the cases, the force simply said officers were “unable to prosecute.”
In four cases, investigations have been completed without identifying a suspect, while investigations into only one allegation are ongoing.
The second most important offense by volume is antisocial behavior, with ten offenses recorded in the same period.
Drug-related crime ranks third.
According to the statistics, Cleveland is the UK’s crime capital.
The force recorded 114.9 crimes per 1,000 population in the year to June 2021.
That’s more than double the number recorded by neighboring force North Yorkshire, the least crime-affected area in the country, with 50.5 offences.
Despite all the bad news, the property should still be snapped up.
It’s a short walk from Teesside University, and agents are suggesting it could be converted into student accommodation.
Those with a lot of cash might prefer a home with a different — and altogether nicer — surprise.
A stunning seven bed manor house in rural North Dorset features five whimsical additions, from the three-storey tree house to the American diner in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, a £2.5million cliff-top mansion is available features an amazing hidden beach.
Trewithian Cove House is situated on the idyllic Roseland Peninsula, a desirable stretch of coast in Cornwall.
And a staircase leads the lucky new owner directly to the sand.
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