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£500K For Mole Mans Home, Just For The Land?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044389/Mole-Man-William-Lyttles-dilapidated-London-home-sale-500k.html

He became known as the 'Mole Man' after digging a labyrinth of tunnels underneath his London home.

Now, the late William Lyttle's house is up for sale. Despite not having a roof and being a structural death trap the home in London's Hackney carries a guide price of £500,000.

Mr Lyttle, a retired civil engineer who died aged 79 last year, spent 40 years tunnelling a 60 foot-long path of tunnels under his house.

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According to the house value website www.zoopla.co.uk a comparable refurbished four bedroom detached home in this fashionable part of London could be worth over £1million.

Bargain, I mean how could you not want to spend £500k on this?

Although I have no idea how much money you would have to spend making the ground safe to support a house!

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Bargain, I mean how could you not want to spend £500k on this?

Although I have no idea how much money you would have to spend making the ground safe to support a house!

And, as perfect testimony to the typically twisted logic/thought processes of local government bureaucrats, "The council refused permission to demolish the building due to the street's status as a conservation area."

So..... the eyesore will remain, in the hope that some sap will come along and buy it as it is and restore the remaining pile it to its former self with their own private money - when the more cost effective and practical solution would be to demolish, clear the site and start afresh!

Perhaps to really encourage would be buyers and raise interest thay should slap a Grade II listing on it - at 1/2 million quid the site would look cheap! LOL

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And, as perfect testimony to the typically twisted logic/thought processes of local government bureaucrats, "The council refused permission to demolish the building due to the street's status as a conservation area."

So..... the eyesore will remain, in the hope that some sap will come along and buy it as it is and restore the remaining pile it to its former self with their own private money - when the more cost effective and practical solution would be to demolish, clear the site and start afresh!

Perhaps to really encourage would be buyers and raise interest thay should slap a Grade II listing on it - at 1/2 million quid the site would look cheap! LOL

Some sap will no doubt show up, this is England, we've a country full of saps...

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And, as perfect testimony to the typically twisted logic/thought processes of local government bureaucrats, "The council refused permission to demolish the building due to the street's status as a conservation area."

I image a little "vandalism" by "unknown persons" could cause the building to collapse completely, voiding any planning objections.

Just need some wood wedges and some water.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18898642

There's HPI for you.... estimated price £500k 6 months ago, now £750k.

And of course, still sight unseen as it's supposedly structurally unsafe.

Must be the Olympic bounce, maybe the tunnels can be rented out to tourists staying in the capital?

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You'd have to be out of your flucking mind to spend £750,000 on a shell that you cannot use nor due to its conservation area status alter FFS!!! Is it worth the risk that you'll get an exemption and be able to shore up the ground beneath or demolish the thing and rebuild. For the risk/reward you'd pay a damn sight less than three quarters of a million flucking pounds.

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Bargain, I mean how could you not want to spend £500k on this?

Although I have no idea how much money you would have to spend making the ground safe to support a house!

The ground's safe, the council filled up the tunnels with concrete. Even so, "How much?".

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Not really a house though is it? I would call it a ruin.

Still , it's probably heritage listed or something so buyer beware!

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