Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?MoneySaving Poll Results


Last year a North London flat sold at a 100,000 discount to similar properties because a serial killer committed his murders there. We want to test your attitudes to prior property history.

In which of the following circumstances would you NEVER buy, even at a big discount (select all that apply) if it's...


Had a known criminal live there1,185 votes (18 %)
An ex-brothel1,811 votes (27 %)
Full of damp4,374 votes (65 %)
Had a serial killer live in the property2,777 votes (41 %)
In a flood risk area5,186 votes (77 %)
Subsiding5,146 votes (77 %)
Got a garden infested with Japanese knotweed3,935 votes (59 %)
Had someone recently die at the property823 votes (12 %)
A former drugs den2,506 votes (37 %)
Had previous owners with dogs/cats425 votes (6 %)
Next to a cemetery1,323 votes (20 %)
By a train track2,572 votes (38 %)
Had previous owners who were smokers848 votes (13 %)
In a high crime area4,731 votes (70 %)
A sale after a repossession361 votes (5 %)
Next to an electricity pylon3,797 votes (56 %)
Got no access to high-speed broadband2,661 votes (40 %)
In serious disrepair2,301 votes (34 %)
Next to a motorway4,057 votes (60 %)
Close to an eroding cliff5,773 votes (86 %)
Has leylandii trees/hedges1,219 votes (18 %)
Next to a mobile phone mast2,705 votes (40 %)
Allegedly haunted1,807 votes (27 %)
Had a murder in the property2,620 votes (39 %)
Under a busy flight path3,591 votes (53 %)
None of these issues worry me162 votes (2 %)

6,726 people have selected 68,696 options (percentages are the number who voted for that topic of the total people who have voted, so won't add up to 100%).

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.