Home costs £175 monthly but locals warn 'you get what you pay for'

Britain’s cheapest house? ‘Spacious’ two-bed terraced home in County Durham costs just £175 a month to rent but locals warn ‘you get what you pay for’

  • 41 Fifth Street in the former mining village Horden is just £175 to rent a month
  • But locals have warned many houses in the area have ‘gone to rack and ruin’
  • Other houses on Fifth Street cost between £300 and £400 a month to rent

A ‘spacious’ two-bedroom house is up-for-grabs in County Durham costing a bargain £175 a month to rent, but locals have warned ‘you get what you pay for’. 

The 1920s end-terrace home has been listed to let by Dowen Lettings in the former mining village of Horden on Fifth Street.  

Experts believe it is the cheapest family home to rent in the UK for many years, according to the Mirror.  

41 Fifth Street, an end-terraced house in Horden, is available to rent for a bargain £175 a month, but locals have warned ‘you get what you pay for’

The property is just a short walk from the beach and is near two schools, seeming to be the ideal bargain for families.

It is also an convenient place for commuters who work in larger towns to live, located only 12 miles south of Sunderland. 

The double-glazed house has two double bedrooms, a fitted bathroom and two reception rooms.

Fifth Street is also just 700 yards from Durham’s famous Heritage Coast walking trail, which stretches from Sunderland to Hartlepool.

But some locals have warned ‘you get what you pay for’ with the bargain find, saying many homes in the area have gone to ruin. 

Other two-bedroom homes available on Fifth Street charge between £300 and £400 a month to rent, according to Zoopla

Former primary school teacher Doug Langan, 68, said: ‘Some of the houses are owned by retired miners who have been there 40 years but others have gone to rack and ruin. 

‘£175 is cheap but you will get what you pay for.’

Other two-bedroom homes available on Fifth Street charge between £300 and £400 a month to rent, according to Zoopla. 

Many homes in Horden were left empty and boarded up and according to 2019 figures, Horden had 185 long-term vacant homes, the fifth highest number in the county.

But Durham County Council introduced a multi-agency operation in 2018 to try and clean-up and regenerate the area. 

The housing regeneration masterplan aims to tackle issues of absentee landlords, poor quality and low housing demand in the area. 

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