There Were Actual Bouncers At The Viewing For An Average House In North London

Further proof of Britain’s dysfunctional housing market.

1. An house viewing in North London was so oversubscribed that estate agents had to act as bouncers, reports Ham and High.

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2. The house on Sumatra Road, West Hampstead was on sale for £300,000. Other houses in the area are valued at over £1 million.

Polly Hancock

Dutch and Dutch


3. The property was listed as “a unique opportunity to purchase a freehold house… on one of West Hampstead’s premier addresses.”

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2013 11AM - 12PM On behalf of the LPA Receivers - a unique opportunity to purchase a freehold house (52 sq m/560 sq ft) on one of West Hampstead’s premier addresses. Arranged over two floors , the accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen/reception room, two bedrooms and two shower rooms. The property is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy expiring 6/9/2014 with a mutual break clause which would provide possession in March 2014 producing an income of £15,600 pa.

4. The relatively low price for the property was due to a small floor plan, and a railway line close by.

Dutch and Dutch

Dutch and Dutch


5. The estate agents, Dutch and Dutch said they have ten potential buyers competing to buy the property.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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