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To think this house will never, ever sell for the asking price.

(47 Posts)
Blossoming Tue 19-Jan-21 22:53:24

“Please be aware this property is being sold by family members as part of a relatives estate. It was the deceased's wishes to be buried in the garden as he was born and died in the house. This wish has been carried out and the property will be sold as is.“

Personally I wouldn’t buy it, I wouldn’t even want to live next door to it! I’d have no problem living near a graveyard though.

www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/76868103#/media?id=media1

SueDonim Tue 19-Jan-21 23:01:05

The pile of earth in the middle of the garden is a little disconcerting! 👀

GagaJo Tue 19-Jan-21 23:01:11

Oh. I thought it was going to be an estate-ish.

Is the earthy bit in the garden with the birdbath the grave?

nadateturbe Tue 19-Jan-21 23:10:49

How strange. I definitely wouldn't buy. But I didn't think you were allowed to bury someone in your garden.

Cherrytree59 Tue 19-Jan-21 23:10:52

And he toilet seat has left up!!😮

nadateturbe Tue 19-Jan-21 23:11:40

I noticed the toilet seat too!

Blossoming Tue 19-Jan-21 23:15:52

It is legal as long as you own the land and meet certain conditions such as not being near a water source. I think you have to get permission from the council.

NotSpaghetti Tue 19-Jan-21 23:20:06

I don't think it would bother me unless it was in the way - say, of an extension.

I would want to know where it was though. Would probably plant something on it to mark it.

Chewbacca Tue 19-Jan-21 23:22:47

You'd need to know where he was buried if you intended to grow root vegetables or spuds!

Callistemon Tue 19-Jan-21 23:28:02

Cherrytree59

And he toilet seat has left up!!😮

Yes!!
It was obviously a man living there on his own.

Is it a body in a coffin or ashes?
Ashes would be ok, I think. You could go and have a chat to him sometimes.

Dinahmo Tue 19-Jan-21 23:31:28

I just looked at the house. There's a note stating that the agent has removed it. You'd think that someone would have cleared out the rubbish.

Jane10 Wed 20-Jan-21 08:25:49

Been watching 'Finding Alice'?

GagaJo Wed 20-Jan-21 08:32:36

My granny's ashes were scattered in the garden of her house, which was sold shortly afterwards. No one declared her scattering. I didn't think it was necessary, with ashes?

grannysyb Wed 20-Jan-21 08:40:37

You can bury a body in the garden, I think if you buy the property arrangements can be made to have the body reburied elsewhere, but I don't suppose it's cheap!

mrsmopp Wed 20-Jan-21 08:50:40

Ashes would not bother be but I’d object to a coffin being buried. It would have to be very deep!
Also how old was this person? I was surprised to see how modern it is . Expected a rambling Victorian pile!
I’m sure it’s illegal??

Witzend Wed 20-Jan-21 08:59:26

Ashes wouldn’t bother me, but it seems that that’s not what is meant! Is this even allowed? Especially in a small garden like that!

If I were one of the relatives, I think I’d have ignored his wishes - and if he came back to haunt me as a result, I’d have told him it was his own fault for making such an utterly unreasonable request.

My DF had his DM cremated when she’d apparently wanted to be buried, and AFAIK no very cross ghost made her feelings clear.

geekesse Wed 20-Jan-21 09:00:21

What’ the problem? I used to live next door to a Victorian cemetery. The dead make very quiet neighbours.

Oopsadaisy1 Wed 20-Jan-21 09:11:30

It’s legal as long as you get permission.

It also says that part of the garden is ‘rented from Leeds City Council’ , maybe the grave is on that part of the land (garden)

David0205 Wed 20-Jan-21 09:31:50

Probably the burial on or even adjacent to the property would be recorded and come up on searches, so that would devalue the property, maybe by half. If the grave is at the bottom of the garden it might be fenced off and not sold with the house, which would give more options.

Makes sense for a family member to live in the house, the proposed sale may only be a way of establishing a true value for inheritance tax purposes, might go to auction.

Bibbity Wed 20-Jan-21 10:25:58

Can the new owners not have the body moved upon purchase?
Professionally of course. Not shovels and skips etc.
If that was a possibility and I did want the house I would offer low and do that.

ayse Wed 20-Jan-21 10:29:43

It wouldn’t bother me at all. How wonderful for someone to be remembered in the place they loved.

Nightsky2 Wed 20-Jan-21 10:32:46

Callistemon

Cherrytree59

And he toilet seat has left up!!😮

Yes!!
It was obviously a man living there on his own.

Is it a body in a coffin or ashes?
Ashes would be ok, I think. You could go and have a chat to him sometimes.

In the middle of the night👻

aggie Wed 20-Jan-21 10:36:07

A relative bought a nice house with a lovely garden , one corner with an arbour was a favourite place to sit . A neighbour kindly informed him that the previous occupant was there , ashes in an urn buried !

Nightsky2 Wed 20-Jan-21 10:36:46

Apparently it is legal to be buried in your own garden as long as you own the the property.

Squiffy Wed 20-Jan-21 10:59:10

It also says that part of the garden is ‘rented from Leeds City Council

I think that would raise more ??? for me! What are the implications/restrictions etc?!