There is a new three-bedroom house that is being sold for a very low price in the United Kingdom, however, it comes with a surprise guest. I mean, the owner.
The end terraced property in Middleton near Leeds, West Yorkshire, is being sold for £125,000 ($170,000), provided the new occupant is OK with sharing their outdoor space.
As part of his dying wishes, the former owner has been buried in the garden of the dwelling where he lived his entire life.
Photos on the property website Zoopla from seller Manning Stainton show the spacious family home, complete with a large, kitchen, bathroom, and living room.
The house also comes complete with its own driveway, solar panels, double glazing, and a wood-burning stove. To the rear of the house is a garden, containing a bird bath, outhouse buildings – oh, and the former occupant’s remains.
The online description said:
“Three bedroom end terrace with double glazing and eco-friendly heating including gas boiler, solar panels, and also the facility to power the heating from the wood-burning stove in the living room. The accommodation briefly provides an entrance hall, living room with wood stove, sliding doors to the conservatory, ‘pine’ fitted dining kitchen, three good size bedrooms, and the bathroom having a white suite. Outside there is a shared drive and parking to the front of the house and a garden to the rear with storage/wood sheds. We have been advised that part of the garden is currently rented from the Leeds City Council. No onward chain.”
However, anyone looking to do any landscaping might need to contact Leeds City Council, who rent out part of the garden. While removing the remains would also require an exhumation license granted by the Ministry of Justice.
A description of the property informs potential buyers:
“Please be aware this property is being sold by family members as part of a relatives estate. It was the deceased’s wishes to be buried in the garden as he was born and died in the house. This wish has been carried out and the property will be sold as is.”
According to data from Zoopla, the average price for a three-bedroom in Leeds is £227,00 ($281,000), so the potential buyer could scoop up a bargain.
According to AWM, folks online were appalled by the idea. They shared their shock and disdain for the house on Twitter.
One wrote: “F****** hell that is mental,” while another added: “What on earth.”
Someone else joked: “All in all, I’d be more inclined to grow roses than potatoes.”
Not everyone was as disturbed however. Defending the house, one person wrote: “This is weird, but also people have died in every house at some point.”