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Would you buy a property next to a house that hasn't been lived in for 10 years

1910 ish 3 bed extended (1970s) terrace in a popular ex mining village very close to Durham city centre. It has big,light rooms and good floorplan and lovely views. Deceased estate.Needs almost total reno (UPVC windows OK and can revamp bathroom) Survey shows some quite bad damp upstairs that's probably related to guttering on property next door needing repair.House next door looks unloved-not delapidated, but peeling front door/ render, weeds in front garden and rear yard overgrown. House has been empty for about 10 years and apparently owners occasionally return (might be 2 years or 2 weeks between visits) and stay for a week or so but don't repair/maintain. Council has been involved in the past and said it wasn't bad enough for them to intervene. All other houses on the street are well maintained. Would you negotiate on price, ask vendor to get neighbor to fix the guttering, or walk away? Plan was to renovate, live in property for a year or so and then sell

Asked on Apr 14 2014, General in Durham | Report content

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  • I reckon it could make it difficult for you to resell your property maybe look for a different development project.

    Answered on May 6 2014, Report content

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