MoneySaving Poll: Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?

Poll started 11 October 2016

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 circumstances would you NEVER buy, even at a big discount?

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  • scotsbob
    scotsbob Forumite Posts: 4,632 Forumite
    Many years ago I shared a student flat in which a famous murder had taken place. We regularly had TV companies, journalists, authors etc. coming round.
    It provided a regular source of income as they always gave us a fee for the inconvenience.
  • rhialwencomp
    rhialwencomp Forumite Posts: 400
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts Photogenic
    The known criminal kind of depends what they did, and the drugs den depends on how long ago it was.

    Either one I'd only be concerned about in case of people thinking the previous occupants were still there.
  • tain
    tain Forumite Posts: 710
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    Is there anywhere we can find these corrupted properties? We could really do with a bargain!
  • 999pez
    999pez Forumite Posts: 49
    Part of the Furniture 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    Yep. We bought our current home after the husband had strangled his wife in the house. Needless to say the estate agent didn't tell us about it, but we did know before we bought it.
    That was in 1997 and we're still here, and still no sign of her ghost...
    POPPYOSCAR Forumite Posts: 14,892
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    No I could not.
  • looby28
    looby28 Forumite Posts: 4 Newbie
    my parents bought their house which I grew up in. my dad died in his bedroom 9 years ago and 4 years ago my mum died and I bought my sister share of the house.

    so I now live in the house and sleep in the bedroom where my father passed away. do I enjoy this house, yes as it makes me feel safe and secure. however I wouldn't like to live in a haunted house or in an area which would make me feel insecure.
  • Owain_Moneysaver
    Owain_Moneysaver Forumite Posts: 11,346
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    I'd be willing to pay extra!
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
  • indesisiv
    indesisiv Forumite Posts: 6,357
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    "Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?"

    Well I'd want them to clear the bodies and stuff first.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
  • happyinflorida
    happyinflorida Forumite Posts: 807
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    I answered this completely wrong - I thought it was "which one would you be willing to live in" lol
  • plebeian
    plebeian Forumite Posts: 39 Forumite
    People are still scared of mobile phone masts? Did they not get the memo?
    "We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have been doing so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
    - Konstantin Josef Jireček
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