A £77,000 terrace on C4's 'Benefits Street' - pictures
THIS two-bedroom terrace house in Birmingham is for sale at the very reasonable price of £77,000.
There's only one catch: it's situated on James Turner Street, the location of Channel 4's controversial new documentary series, Benefits Street.The programme hit the headlines this week after residents who agreed to appear in the show claimed they had been vilified as "anti-social benefit scroungers, irresponsible parents, drug takers and foul-mouthed wasters".
Will James Turner Street's new infamy will have any effect on property sales? Well, the terrace up for sale at £77,000 has "already been reduced from its original listing price of £80,000,” says The Independent. Then again, it has been on the market for about five months – long before the first episode of /Benefits Street/ went to air.
Property in the street does tend to sell cheaply. A three-bedroom house sold for £56,000 last February – considerably less than the £155,000 average house price for Birmingham as a whole.