Britain’s cheapest homes are in Burnley!

This Is Lancashire: Britain’s cheapest homes are in Burnley! Britain’s cheapest homes are in Burnley!

FOUR Burnley houses are to go up for auction with a guide price of just £8,000 each.

The houses, in Queensberry Road, Baker Street and Piccadily Road, are due to be sold by auctioneers Pugh in Manchester later this week.

They are all described as terraced properties in need of renovation or refurbishment.

Trinity ward councillor Tony Martin said he hoped the low asking price would attract buyers who would then want to bring the houses up to scratch.

He said: “I am very pleased they have gone on the market because we have got an awful lot of empty properties. I hope the low guide price will attract somebody.

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“It is absolutely fantastic if somebody is prepared to take them on and make a go of it.

“It is not good for the image of the area when houses are boarded up.”

According to the Land Registry Index, a house in Queensberry Road sold for £22,730 in December last year. Another went for £72,950 in 2007.

The councillor said he would prefer the houses to be bought by owner-occupier investors rather than landlords.

He said: “I am not happy with speculative investors doing them up and putting them on the market for rent.

“They might live out of the borough and they might not look after them. The properties would end up in a vicious circle where they are put back on the market.

“I would rather they went to owner occupiers. It is much better if you get somebody who is going to live in them themselves and take a bit of pride in them.”

He added that he hoped renovation works would improve the image of the areas.

Coun Martin said: “Piccadily Road has some very nice properties in it and some in a bit of dereliction.

“Doing the houses up will stop the rest of the properties on the street declining because if you get one or two houses boarded up, the neighbours think the area is going down.”

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9:54am Thu 24 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.
Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: 16

10:35am Thu 24 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.
Is that for ALL 4 ?
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.[/p][/quote]Is that for ALL 4 ? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 17

12:23pm Thu 24 Apr 14

jackmetickler says...

and the point of the story is....???
You can hardly call that news...
Who but a dingle would want to live there
and the point of the story is....??? You can hardly call that news... Who but a dingle would want to live there jackmetickler
  • Score: 11

12:24pm Thu 24 Apr 14

wilddog says...

you would be mad to pay a fiver for a house in these areas! These also look like the posh ones!
you would be mad to pay a fiver for a house in these areas! These also look like the posh ones! wilddog
  • Score: 15

12:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Interocitor says...

Owner-occupier investors?

Best to buy a house because you want to make it your home. It's this 'owner-occupier investors' that got us into this mess in the first place with people thinking they couldn't go wrong and easy money would be theirs for the taking.
Owner-occupier investors? Best to buy a house because you want to make it your home. It's this 'owner-occupier investors' that got us into this mess in the first place with people thinking they couldn't go wrong and easy money would be theirs for the taking. Interocitor
  • Score: 11

1:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

shytalk says...

Anywhere else and £8k would be a bargain. In Burnley however it's a rip off.
Anywhere else and £8k would be a bargain. In Burnley however it's a rip off. shytalk
  • Score: 15

2:01pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes?

Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley.

Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?
And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes? Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley. Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 9

2:10pm Thu 24 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes?

Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley.

Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?
Your right but it does seem to go dark round there very early and parking not so good until the spy cameras come out !! Cakes not up there !!
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes? Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley. Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?[/p][/quote]Your right but it does seem to go dark round there very early and parking not so good until the spy cameras come out !! Cakes not up there !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

2:21pm Thu 24 Apr 14

greenscreener says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes?

Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley.

Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?
Calm down Charlie, you should be pleased that they used a picture of the front of your house, it must be a bit of a mess round the other side because they say your dad kicks your back doors in every night.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes? Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley. Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?[/p][/quote]Calm down Charlie, you should be pleased that they used a picture of the front of your house, it must be a bit of a mess round the other side because they say your dad kicks your back doors in every night. greenscreener
  • Score: 9

7:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

supertrooper says...

Shadsworth in Blackburn is no comparison. Much of the housing stock is owned by a Housing ****. who invest in their properties. Besides, they are mostly semi`s with large gardens set between wide roads. Properties get new everything on rolling maintenance programs. So, Charlies right it`s a quality area.
Shadsworth in Blackburn is no comparison. Much of the housing stock is owned by a Housing ****. who invest in their properties. Besides, they are mostly semi`s with large gardens set between wide roads. Properties get new everything on rolling maintenance programs. So, Charlies right it`s a quality area. supertrooper
  • Score: -4

7:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Stone Island: says...

"Britain's cheapest homes are in Burnley" That's hardly surprising, is it? I've had the misfortune to drive through Burnley a couple of times recently, and can't believe how dilapidated it is.
"Britain's cheapest homes are in Burnley" That's hardly surprising, is it? I've had the misfortune to drive through Burnley a couple of times recently, and can't believe how dilapidated it is. Stone Island:
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

phil kernot says...

Who lives in a house like this ,,, a dingle does :)
Who lives in a house like this ,,, a dingle does :) phil kernot
  • Score: 5

7:55am Fri 25 Apr 14

Real Ale Up North says...

I wonder what Gordon Birtwistle MP thinks of this? Always seems a tad silent on negative headlines about undesirable areas. He will be more concerned about political points scoring, as the elections loom large.
I wonder what Gordon Birtwistle MP thinks of this? Always seems a tad silent on negative headlines about undesirable areas. He will be more concerned about political points scoring, as the elections loom large. Real Ale Up North
  • Score: 7

10:02am Fri 25 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Stone Island: wrote:
"Britain's cheapest homes are in Burnley" That's hardly surprising, is it? I've had the misfortune to drive through Burnley a couple of times recently, and can't believe how dilapidated it is.
Have you ever been to that cesspit that is Blackburn?

Horrible, run down, under invested place that has recently been used in a film based in the 70's - because THAT is where it belongs.

Burnley looks like Kensington in comparison.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: "Britain's cheapest homes are in Burnley" That's hardly surprising, is it? I've had the misfortune to drive through Burnley a couple of times recently, and can't believe how dilapidated it is.[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to that cesspit that is Blackburn? Horrible, run down, under invested place that has recently been used in a film based in the 70's - because THAT is where it belongs. Burnley looks like Kensington in comparison. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -6

10:37am Fri 25 Apr 14

shirtbox says...

Lets face it,these and hundreds more in Burnley are slums and should have been demolished years ago.They do nothing but spoil the image of Burnley and its decent folk.The Clown Hall should use its powers and compulsorey purchase them and then either block restore them with grants or demolish them and sell off the land,this will then lift the value of all properties in Burnley.So come on Birtwistle and council and do something you have sat on your hands for years on this problem.
Lets face it,these and hundreds more in Burnley are slums and should have been demolished years ago.They do nothing but spoil the image of Burnley and its decent folk.The Clown Hall should use its powers and compulsorey purchase them and then either block restore them with grants or demolish them and sell off the land,this will then lift the value of all properties in Burnley.So come on Birtwistle and council and do something you have sat on your hands for years on this problem. shirtbox
  • Score: 9

11:01am Fri 25 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

supertrooper wrote:
Shadsworth in Blackburn is no comparison. Much of the housing stock is owned by a Housing ****. who invest in their properties. Besides, they are mostly semi`s with large gardens set between wide roads. Properties get new everything on rolling maintenance programs. So, Charlies right it`s a quality area.
If that's your idea of quality then I truly feel sorry for you.

The area is a crime-ridden dump which houses some of the scuzz and filth of Blackburn, and no amount of rolling in glitter can disguise this fact.
[quote][p][bold]supertrooper[/bold] wrote: Shadsworth in Blackburn is no comparison. Much of the housing stock is owned by a Housing ****. who invest in their properties. Besides, they are mostly semi`s with large gardens set between wide roads. Properties get new everything on rolling maintenance programs. So, Charlies right it`s a quality area.[/p][/quote]If that's your idea of quality then I truly feel sorry for you. The area is a crime-ridden dump which houses some of the scuzz and filth of Blackburn, and no amount of rolling in glitter can disguise this fact. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -6

5:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

jackmetickler wrote:
and the point of the story is....???
You can hardly call that news...
Who but a dingle would want to live there
Correct would much prefer Shadsworth.
[quote][p][bold]jackmetickler[/bold] wrote: and the point of the story is....??? You can hardly call that news... Who but a dingle would want to live there[/p][/quote]Correct would much prefer Shadsworth. Fan@clared
  • Score: 5

5:23pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes?

Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley.

Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?
Leeds - Liverpool canal in Blackburn has been full with tears since Monday. Lifeboats have been summoned to be on standby. Wait till they hit League 1 !!!
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: And I suppose Blackburn's quality areas such as Shadsworth and Audley are just full of gleaming semi-detached houses with immaculate gardens and Stepford Wives style women, all baking cakes? Of course not, but don't let that get in the way of a chance to get a dig in about Burnley. Blackburn - back where they belong - in Burnley's shadow and don't they just hate the fact?[/p][/quote]Leeds - Liverpool canal in Blackburn has been full with tears since Monday. Lifeboats have been summoned to be on standby. Wait till they hit League 1 !!! Fan@clared
  • Score: 1

11:54pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.
Premier league , that will be funny next season , the house prices match the whole god forsaken (so called ) town . Live in burnley . Not for me thanks .
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.[/p][/quote]Premier league , that will be funny next season , the house prices match the whole god forsaken (so called ) town . Live in burnley . Not for me thanks . Steven11
  • Score: 5

11:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

Steven11 wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.
Premier league , that will be funny next season , the house prices match the whole god forsaken (so called ) town . Live in burnley . Not for me thanks .
Dingle town of Yorkshire
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Yep certainly starting to happen Burnley in the premier league and house prices are starting to rocket.[/p][/quote]Premier league , that will be funny next season , the house prices match the whole god forsaken (so called ) town . Live in burnley . Not for me thanks .[/p][/quote]Dingle town of Yorkshire Steven11
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Sun 27 Apr 14

my_point_is says...

Boys, please. This article is about housing. Why do you all feel the need to turn it into a row about football? Leave all the "My town is better than your town" to the children and act your age, not your shoe size. Let's face it, both towns are a dump and have very similar areas. Stoops and Shadsworth, for example, are as bad as each other, just like the football fans evidently.
Boys, please. This article is about housing. Why do you all feel the need to turn it into a row about football? Leave all the "My town is better than your town" to the children and act your age, not your shoe size. Let's face it, both towns are a dump and have very similar areas. Stoops and Shadsworth, for example, are as bad as each other, just like the football fans evidently. my_point_is
  • Score: 2

6:51am Tue 6 May 14

caballo says...

They were selling houses for a quid near Anfield earlier in the year so not sure the headline is entirely accurate.
They were selling houses for a quid near Anfield earlier in the year so not sure the headline is entirely accurate. caballo
  • Score: 1

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