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‘Condemned’ property being auctioned that can’t be viewed

A property is being auctioned that’s in such a dangerous state that people are being advised to view it from a distance.

The house, at 8 Suffolk Place, Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, is being sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions.

It has a guide price of £14,000-plus.

Angie Davey, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “The house looks a lot better from the outside than it is inside but make no mistake it’s in a real state. And even though it’s almost the ultimate doer upper and will require all sorts of construction skills, it’s creating quite strong pre auction interest.

“The property has a condemned notice pinned to the front door and we’re therefore advising that internal viewings will not be conducted on this mid terraced house due to the very real danger to anyone venturing inside.

“Although we’ve not made an internal inspection of the house it’s fair to say that it’ll require a full renovation from top to bottom to anyone brave enough to take on the challenge.

“The condemned notice is on the house due to the internal collapse of the staircase and of three walls. Although we’ve not been able to inspect the property we’re informed by the vendor that the accommodation previously consisted of two reception rooms, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom with separate w.c.

“There is a rear garden, which is currently overgrown and there is a lane access.”

“As the property is unsafe we’re not conducting our usual property viewings for bidders on this house. Those interested can view the exterior and the garden and also view from the rear lane, entirely at their own risk.”

The property could achieve a rental income of £575 once renovated.