Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?
There's a flat on sale in North London at a reported £100,000 discount to other similar properties because a serial killer committed his murders there. We wanted to test your attitudes to prior property history.
In which of the following circumstances would you NEVER buy even at a big discount (click all that apply)?
|A former prime minister lived there||386 votes (3 %)|
|A known criminal lived there||3,014 votes (23 %)|
|A serial killer lived in the property||5,609 votes (43 %)|
|It was a brothel||3,657 votes (28 %)|
|It was used as a drug den||5,605 votes (43 %)|
|It’s a sale after a repossession||347 votes (3 %)|
|It’s full of damp||7,062 votes (55 %)|
|It’s in a flood risk area||9,865 votes (76 %)|
|It’s in a high crime area||9,755 votes (75 %)|
|It’s in serious disrepair||4,618 votes (36 %)|
|It’s subsiding||10,032 votes (78 %)|
|None of those options worry me||440 votes (3 %)|
|Someone recently died at the property||1,438 votes (11 %)|
|There was a murder in the property||5,460 votes (42 %)|
12,937 people have selected 67,288 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.