A bungalow in London on sale for just £ 350,000, but there’s a catch

With an uncertain past, would you live in this house? (Photo: Deadline News)

Looking for a good real estate deal?

Well a four bedroom bungalow in London has been on the market for just £ 350,000… but there is a catch.

The detached property on Warwick Road in Chingford, north-east London is a steal compared to the average asking price of £ 515,000 for homes in the area.

However, potential buyers will first need to remove the remains of what appears to be an old weed-growing operation.

Pictures of the house show cannabis accessories scattered around the bungalow.

The kitchen shows several black garbage bags and storage bins full of what appear to be dead cannabis plants. Rotten leaves are also scattered around them.

exterior of london bungalow for sale

The exterior of the house (Photo: McHugh & Co / Deadline News)

In one bedroom, two makeshift ventilation ducts hang from the ceiling. These would have been used to help cannabis plants grow.

The wallpaper from a second room was pulled down to the bare plaster with another ventilation duct hanging from the ceiling.

The ground is covered with a heat-resistant plastic sheet which still has plant remains.

In the bathroom, which looks normal, the toilet seat is ripped off and the tub is stuffed with big black vent pipes.

cooking in a bungalow filled with cannabis debirs

The kitchen has bags of garbage on the floor (Photo: McHugh & Co / Deadline News)

More pipes, small insulation bricks, and large sheets of white plastic can be found throughout the house.

Meanwhile, the garden is overgrown with weeds and tall plants, obscuring the path to the front door.

The property is advertised as having “development potential” and is listed by McHugh & Co.

black ventilation pipes in the bedroom in London bungalow

Black ventilation pipes are present in many rooms (Photo: McHugh & Co / Deadline News)

£ 350,000 is the guide price and it will be part of an online auction to be held on December 2nd.

McHugh & Co describes it as: “A vacant detached freehold bungalow with development potential.

“Located off Hampton Road in a popular residential area, close to Chingford Mount Road and local shopping / travel including Highams Park Overground station.

‘A fully-owned independent bungalow on a large plot of approximately 7,000 square feet with development potential subject to obtaining the necessary consents.’

bathroom in a bungalow in london

The bungalow bathroom has quite a bit of trash in the tub (Photo: McHugh & Co / Deadline News)

The real estate agency does not make any reference to the history of the property in the advertisement.

Despite this, real estate browsers very quickly noticed signs suggesting that it was previously a cannabis farm.

The property was shared on a thread on a consumer website titled, “Grow Your Own Products.”

User @ProDave commented: “Once a beautiful house is potted.”

According to Rightmove, Chingford had an overall average price of £ 515,013 over the past year.

The majority of these sales were of terraced properties, selling for an average price of £ 517,938.

During this period, semi-detached properties sold for an average of £ 601,673, with apartments costing £ 306,964.

These prices are up 10% from the previous year and 13% from a high of £ 456,606 in 2018.

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