Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?
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 there||1,185 votes (18 %)|
|An ex-brothel||1,811 votes (27 %)|
|Full of damp||4,374 votes (65 %)|
|Had a serial killer live in the property||2,777 votes (41 %)|
|In a flood risk area||5,186 votes (77 %)|
|Subsiding||5,146 votes (77 %)|
|Got a garden infested with Japanese knotweed||3,935 votes (59 %)|
|Had someone recently die at the property||823 votes (12 %)|
|A former drugs den||2,506 votes (37 %)|
|Had previous owners with dogs/cats||425 votes (6 %)|
|Next to a cemetery||1,323 votes (20 %)|
|By a train track||2,572 votes (38 %)|
|Had previous owners who were smokers||848 votes (13 %)|
|In a high crime area||4,731 votes (70 %)|
|A sale after a repossession||361 votes (5 %)|
|Next to an electricity pylon||3,797 votes (56 %)|
|Got no access to high-speed broadband||2,661 votes (40 %)|
|In serious disrepair||2,301 votes (34 %)|
|Next to a motorway||4,057 votes (60 %)|
|Close to an eroding cliff||5,773 votes (86 %)|
|Has leylandii trees/hedges||1,219 votes (18 %)|
|Next to a mobile phone mast||2,705 votes (40 %)|
|Allegedly haunted||1,807 votes (27 %)|
|Had a murder in the property||2,620 votes (39 %)|
|Under a busy flight path||3,591 votes (53 %)|
|None of these issues worry me||162 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%).
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