‘Britain’s most disgusting home’ in Plymouth sold for £145,000 after bidding war at auction
A house branded Britain’s most disgusting home has sold for £145,000 – £35,000 higher than expected – after a bidding war broke out at auction.
The three bedroom property in Stoke, Plymouth had a moderate guide price of £110,000 but a bidding war driven by a proxy bidder ballooned the price to £145,000 when it was sold at Auction House Devon and Cornwall on November 18.
Bidding began at £110,000 and bidders placed offers in £5,000 increments before the proxy bidder took the house. A proxy bid is when prospective buyers advise auctioneers of their maximum bid, before the auctioneer bids on their behalf up to that figure.
The semi-detached home in Camperdown Street made headlines last month as pictures emerged of the kitchen floor completely covered with carrier bags, milk cartons and old food packaging.
The front room had a floor which was strewn with urine-filled cider bottles, empty plastic bages and also saw ivy coming through the walls from the outside
The house sold for £35,000 higher than the £110,000 guide price and was then professionally cleaned to remove the rubbish
Worktops at the house were buried beneath pizza boxes, egg boxes and jars of sauce but the most striking sight was cider bottles filled with urine strewn on the floor.
Newspapers dating back to 2008 could also be seen on the floor.
On the outside, nettles and vines made access to the blue front door difficult, while ivy had grown out of control and enveloped the side of the house, the windows and the roof.