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‘Britain’s most disgusting home’ in Plymouth sold for £145,000 after bidding war at auction

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‘Britain’s most disgusting home’ filled with clutter and rubbish including cider bottles filled with URINE sells for £145,000 after bidding war breaks out at auction

  • The grotty house in Stoke, Plymouth has sold after being driven higher than its guide price by a proxy bidder
  • The Camperdown Street property made headlines after being shown with floors covered in rubbish
  •  In photos of the property, cider bottles filled with urine and ivy covering the front exterior of the house  
  • The house had fallen into disrepair after its owners died and their son was left ‘unable to cope’ with upkeep

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A house branded Britain’s most disgusting home has sold for £145,000 – £35,000 higher than expected – after a bidding war broke out at auction.

The three bedroom property in Stoke, Plymouth had a moderate guide price of £110,000 but a bidding war driven by a proxy bidder ballooned the price to £145,000 when it was sold at Auction House Devon and Cornwall on November 18.

Bidding began at £110,000 and bidders placed offers in £5,000 increments before the proxy bidder took the house.

The semi-detached home in Camperdown Street made headlines last month as pictures emerged of the kitchen floor completely covered with carrier bags, milk cartons and old food packaging.

The front room had a floor which was strewn with urine-filled cider bottles, empty plastic bages and also saw ivy coming through the walls from the outside

The front room had a floor which was strewn with urine-filled cider bottles, empty plastic bages and also saw ivy coming through the walls from the outside 

The house sold for £35,000 higher than the £110,000 guide price and was then professionally cleaned to remove the rubbish

The house sold for £35,000 higher than the £110,000 guide price and was then professionally cleaned to remove the rubbish

Worktops were buried beneath pizza boxes, egg boxes and jars of sauce but the most striking sight was cider bottles filled with urine strewn on the floor.

Newspapers dating back to 2008 could also be seen on the floor.

On the outside, nettles and vines made access to the blue front door difficult, while ivy had grown out of control and enveloped the side of the house, the windows and the roof.  

A proxy bid is when prospective buyers advise the auctioneers as to their maximum bid, and the auctioneer bids on their behalf up to that maximum.

The house had fallen into disrepair after its owners had died and their son was unable to cope with the upkeep of the property

The house had fallen into disrepair after its owners had died and their son was unable to cope with the upkeep of the property

The blue front door of the house was barely accessible due to the ivy and nettles which were overgrowing in the front garden

The blue front door of the house was barely accessible due to the ivy and nettles which were overgrowing in the front garden

They will always endeavour to secure the property, either at or below their maximum bid if possible.

After a small battle between two interested parties the property sold for £145,000.

It was given a thorough cleaning before auction by waste collection and rubbish removal company Wedump4u.

The home was acquired by a property company when its owners died and their son was ‘unable to cope’.

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